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Arts, Enterprise and Development (MA) (2021 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-W4PQ
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MA
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Arts, Enterprise and Development MA examines how we use artistic creativity as a force for human, social and economic progress. Warwick’s Centre for Cultural and Media Policy has expertly designed this programme to focus on ideas, critical thinking and research while enhancing your professional skills.


This programme will give you the opportunity to explore the use of the arts, and cultural approaches to local and global development challenges. It examines the impact of arts and culture in a range of contexts in ‘advanced’ and ‘developing’ countries, including post-communist societies, religious republics and conflict zones, and in small-scale local economies. You will consider the rights and wrongs of using arts and culture within such contexts and explore how they can be used to further social justice as well as economic growth. You will develop your vocational direction and capacity for active involvement in development projects.


Core Modules

  • Major Project
  • Culture in Development
  • Arts, Community and Enterprise
  • Research Design

Optional Modules

You will also complete three optional modules from a list available to all taught Master's students within the Centre.

Previously these modules have included:

  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Developing Audiences for Cultural Organisations
  • Marketing and Markets
  • Media, Policy and Management
  • The Mediated Self Project
  • Managing Creativity for Sustainable Development

As one of your three options, you may also choose the bespoke applied management module for this MA: Project Management for Cultural Enterprise. This module gives you the opportunity to apply your learning in practice- or industry-related contexts.


Teaching
You will learn in an international environment through interaction with academic experts and industry practitioners. The core modules are taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and student-led presentations and discussions. These sessions are complemented by self-directed learning and access to resources and activities in a virtual learning environment. Depending upon your selection of Optional Modules, you will also have the opportunity to apply your learning in a professional context. The course is designed to facilitate participation and critical self-reflection.

Contact Hours
Typical contact hours range between 6 to 10 hours each week for core teaching – this excludes additional tutorials, workshops, and research seminars.

Class Sizes

There are between 20 to 25 students on each of the four taught Masters courses.

Assessment

  • All coursework
  • Written assignments come in a variety of forms: essays, case studies, evaluations, reports, proposals, portfolios and business plans
  • Group presentations and creative and practical projects
  • A major project (written dissertation of 12,000 words) on a research topic of your choice

Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional course cost

For all MA courses, the cost of field trips or off-campus assignments are estimated to cost between £100-£200, although this will depend on which option module has been chosen or the nature of a project or placement undertaken for an applied management module.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work in television, film, communications, data analysis, theatre, museums, art galleries, events, festivals, UN agencies, NGOs, charities, arts and educational organisations, research, PR, publishing and have even set up their own businesses. They have gone on to work for employers including: Acacia Avenue, Barclaycard, BBC, British Embassy, Bankside Films, The Economist, EMEA, Facebook, Fox Networks Group, Global Influencer, Google, The Academy of Urbanism, OVO, Penguin Random House and Sky.

Our School has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Discovering Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Careers in Radio Film and Television
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • A history and DIY Guide to setting up and running a Theatre Company

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.