MA Creative Entrepreneurship


Postgraduate

Postgraduate Open Evening

31st Jul - 2018

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COURSE OVERVIEW


Credits

180

Part-time fees

UK / EEA: £4800

Full-time fees

UK / EEA: £8750, International: £14750

Application

Apply directly to us

Duration

1 year FT or 2 years PT

University Validation

The Open University

Funding

Student Loans for UK / EU students, Private Funding

Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time

Start Date

26/09/2018

Have you ever had an idea that could form the basis of a new business and that you would like to see succeed at scale in the real world? Designed and delivered by a team of experienced industry-based tutors and mentors, our postgraduate creative entrepreneurship degree will extend and enhance your current knowledge and skills, giving you the edge needed to found a lean creative startup or access a promising career as a creative leader.

Can't make the Open Evening? No problem, LCCM hold drop in sessions every Tuesday between 5:00pm - 6:30pm, at the ground floor reception area.

During the drop in session, you'll be able to:

  • Ask course specific questions
  • Meet the Programme Leader - Denise Stanley
  • Find out what makes the way we teach truly unique

 

Entrepreneurship course tutors

Helen Reddington

Music industry researcher, musician and mentor
Module Leader

Austin Milne

Musician, consultant, practice-based researcher and lecturer
Module Leader

Denise Stanley

Musician, ethnomusicologist and creative industries education specialist
Programme Leader

Teaching and Learning on your programme

  • You will learn to develop and blend your knowledge and skills in creativity, innovation and enterprise through a project-led process involving action learning, action research and reflective practice.

The course consists of collaborative workshops and independent activities designed to equip and challenge you. These include:

  • Two 3-hour long group sessions held on two evenings per week (term-time);
  • One all day group session held on Saturday once in each term
  • Individual tutorials for mentoring sessions with high-level professional mentors;
  • A programme of exclusive community and networking activities

Why choose us

  • Personal, friendly environment
  • Industry-leading professional tutors
  • One to one personal and project support from a specialist mentor
  • Small class sizes
  • Superb facilities and resources
  • Access to Creative, Innovation and Enterprise Community in one of the world’s most creative capitals
  • Unique opportunities to collaborate with music, writing and technology students on cutting edge digital projects and creative startups

What you can do

Having joined our MA degree course as a composer, author, songwriter, technologist, musician or entrepreneur, you will graduate with the confidence, skills and contacts needed to launch your own business or work as a leader in startups or other fast-moving companies in the creative industries and beyond.

COURSE STRUCTURE


Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements

Our MA provides you with a “start-up” environment where you can develop an idea into a viable business venture in the creative industries. To benefit fully from the MA you should:

  • be an entrepreneurial musician, writer, or technologist with 1 year’s relevant experience and a bachelors degree (2.2 minimum) or 4 years relevant experience and a Level 3+ qualification
  • have English language competency equivalent to CEFR Level C1 (7.0 overall, 6.5 in each category). If English is not your first language. More information is available here International Students.
  • be able to provide professional references, if applying based on your professional experience.

To apply:

Send your current CV and a written document of approximately 700 words answering one of the following questions:

  1. Describe and evaluate an innovation in the creative industries with which you have been involved. Provide a DVD or a web link to the innovation itself.  If available, a link to a website or blog that reviews this innovation would also be useful. Identify the genre, audience or market and any other relevant information. Examples could include: developing a new original product, a new service or creating a new experience, platform or network. Explain your own contribution to this innovation and summarise what you learned through your involvement.
  2. Describe and evaluate your expertise as a Content Creator for the creative industries e.g. composer, songwriter, author, writer, copywriter. If you have a level 6 qualification you should provide evidence of 12 months expertise. If you do not have a level 6 qualification you should provide evidence of experience for a period of 3 years.  Please provide a DVD or a web link to the creative content itself, and links to any reviews.
  3. Describe and evaluate your expertise as a Platform developer, programmer or curator and social network developer for the creative industries.If you have a level 6 qualification you should provide evidence of 12 months expertise. If you do not have a level 6 qualification you should provide evidence of experience for a period of 3 years.  Please provide a DVD or a web link to the creative content itself, and links to any reviews.

Interviews:

Our admissions team will invite successful applicants to either a group or individual interview, scheduled throughout the year.

The group interview will consist of:

  • Icebreaker
  • Short Collaborations
  • Constructive Positive Review
  • Career goals
  • Q&A

The individual interview will consist of:

  • Skills awareness
  • Role fluidity
  • Learning from experience
  • Career goals
  • Q&A

Places will be allocated against entry criteria on a first-come, first-served basis.

International Students

The same principles apply to applicants from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) however we are happy to conduct a Skype interview if you cannot attend the college in person. Specific details for International Students are available here.

Register

Once you have received an offer, you can secure your place by completing the registration form and paying the £250 non-refundable registration fee. If you are an international student, we will assist you in preparing to apply for your visa.

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