School of Art and Media

MA Creativity and Enterprise

Do you want to develop your career within the creative and cultural industries and continue your creative practice developments? MA Creativity and Enterprise extends your creative and cultural practise alongside the investigation of essential skills associated with good business practice, enterprise development and entrepreneurship. Whether you already have a career in this area, or are aspiring towards one, this flexible programme provides a broad range of progression opportunities.

Duration
1 year
Start date
September 2014
Course type
Full-time, Part-time route available
Location
Plymouth

Key features

  • Embrace innovation, originality and enterprise. You’ll investigate and apply research and theory, underpinned by experience, knowledge and expertise in a creative and cultural context. 
  • Benefit from our flexible programme structure and content, enabling you to consider a bespoke specialist or cross-disciplinary approach to your studies, integrating and reflecting on a range of entrepreneurial and enterprise focussed activities.
  • Consider enterprise opportunities with our mix of practice-based and enterprise-related modules, relevant and applicable to a wide range of creative disciplines.
  • Focus on the development and application of skills and knowledge associated with effective project planning, financial management, networking, promotion and marketing opportunities.
  • Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI) have worked closely with the programme staff to create this flexible masters programme which offers progression opportunities whether you have an existing career, or aspire to have a career, within the creative and cultural industries.

Course details

  • Programme details
  • This flexible programme gives you the opportunity to extend your creative and cultural practice alongside the investigation, development and application of essential skills associated with good business practice, enterprise development and entrepreneurship. Develop a focussed, specialist or multi-disciplinary approach to your work, with the effective application of skills and knowledge to engage creatively with an evolving enterprise context. The programme embraces practitioners and administrators from the arts, creative and cultural sectors. Activities will vary in line with your individual priorities and specialisms; however, investigation, development and exploitation of enterprise opportunities will be central to the programme's philosophy, delivery and expectations. Your option modules will include creative practice and the culture of enterprise, an independent applied research and practice module, and a major creative project or report to enrich and consolidate your learning.
    Optional modules
    • MACE505 Creative Practice and Context (Major Creative Project/Report)

      The module provides the opportunity and context for a major piece of, individually negotiated, applied research and practice, conducted in line with individual aspirations, creative sector discipline or career pathway. The project should be both developmental and challenging and provide the opportunity to enrich and consolidate learning and experience through in depth investigation and reflection. Module activities should be commensurate with a 60 credit module and the expectations of MA level study. Key themes of 'Creativity and Enterprise' should be explicit throughout the module activity.

    • MACE500 Creative Practice and the Culture of Enterprise

      This module offers the opportunity to consider entrepreneurial approaches, ethos and ethics of enterprise, personal skills and motivations, including value judgements, career structures for creative and cultural activities and specific detailed consideration of these elements in relation to own practice. Particular importance will be placed on consideration of case studies and their relevance to personal creative and cultural practice and enterprise.

    • MACE502 Negotiated Study / Independent Study Module 1

      An individually negotiated, applied research and practice module, conducted in line with individual student's aspirations, creative sector discipline or career pathway. Students will propose (for approval by the module committee) and conduct an applied research project which should be both developmental and challenging and be commensurate with the expectations of MA level study. Investigation and reflection on the key themes of 'Creativity and Enterprise' should be explicit throughout the module activity. NB. If students have intend to elected to take MACE 503 in addition to this module (MACE 502), work in the latter module must clearly demonstrate either progression from the earlier module or should focus in a new area of investigation.

    • MACE503 Negotiated Study / Independent Study Module 2

      An individually negotiated, applied research and practice module, conducted in line with individual student's aspirations, creative sector discipline or career pathway. Students will propose (for approval by the module committee) and conduct an applied research project which should be both developmental and challenging and be commensurate with the expectations of MA level study. Investigation and reflection on the key themes of 'Creativity and Enterprise' should be explicit throughout the module activity. NB. If students have previously elected to take MACE 502 as part of their studies, activities for MACE 503 must demonstrate either progression from the earlier modular activities or should focus in a new area of investigation.

    • MACE501 Networks, Identity and Markets: Tool Kit

      This module offers the opportunity to develop a tool kit of skills and awareness for effective operation and management within the creative and cultural sectors. Particular importance will be placed on networking, identification and exploitation of intellectual property and marketing opportunities, project management, financial management and budget control.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Entry requirements

UK / EU

For entry to postgraduate level, you should possess:

  • appropriate professional experience in a creative or cultural context; or
  • a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; or 
  • an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.

INTERNATIONAL

If you are an overseas applicant you can check the compatibility of your qualifications with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

English language requirements.

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5. 

For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.

Fees & funding

Home/EU £5,495
International £12,250

For more information about our fees and funding please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/money

How to apply

Applying for postgraduate study

The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Admissions and Course Information team is on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. The Graduate School is also available to answer any queries on our postgraduate research degrees.

If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services webpages. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office.

If you would like to speak to one of our course information advisors, please contact us:

Telephone:  +441752 585858

Email: prospectus@plymouth.ac.uk

Documents for downloading

Postgraduate application form DOC – A 16 page DOC application form for postgraduate students to print, fill in and mail to University

Postgraduate application form PDF – A 16 page PDF application form for postgraduate students to print, fill in and mail to University

International student postgraduate application form DOC – Postgraduate taught programmes application for international students

International student postgraduate application form PDF – Postgraduate taught programmes application for international students
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Applying for postgraduate study

The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Admissions and Course Information team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. The Graduate School are also available to answer any queries on our postgraduate research degrees.

If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office.

If you would like to speak to one of our course information advisors, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 1752 585858

Email: prospectus@plymouth.ac.uk

Documents for downloading

Open days

A number of open day events are held each year, welcoming you to the campus to find out more about the University, accommodation, facilities and study opportunities.

Find out more from our open days section.

Graduate profile

MA Creativity and Enterprise taught me vital business skills as well as giving me opportunities to make connections and gain networks which helped me in starting my journey into business.

Rebecca Waterfield, MA Creativity and Enterprise graduate.

Research with the School of Art and Media

The Centre for Media, Art and Design research (MADr) forms a gateway to harness and attract opportunities; facilitating initiatives we invite proposals to work with partners locally and globally.

MADr - a platform to promote art and creativity.

Visit the MADr website

ICCI arena

Experimental work with 360 production and presentation has included a screening of part one of 'Cortical Songs', shown in the ICCI arena in Weymouth.

ICCI provides a central point for the development, communication and project management of creative and cultural activities and academic research.

Learn more about ICCI