MA Creative Entrepreneurship
UK / EEA: £6,000 p/a
UK / EEA: £10,000 p/a, International: £15,000 p/a
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1 year FT or 2 years PT
The Open University
Full-time or Part-time
On this practical, project-focused MA creative entrepreneur programme, you will build prototypes and business plans in a creative and academically rigorous university environment that offers excellent networking opportunities with potential collaborators, mentors and investors. Our small and collaborative classes are designed to bring you up to speed with everything you’ll need in order to develop, manage and thrive as a creative entrepreneur, even if you don’t have any previous business experience.
This master’s programme has a convenient teaching schedule that provides you with the flexibility to keep your regular job or to dedicate yourselves to building your business full-time. This is an ideal opportunity to turn your love of music or creative hobby into a career while pursuing a postgraduate degree.
What will you learn?
Topics covered in the MA Creative Entrepreneurship include:
- Project Management
- Developing and Protecting Ideas with Intellectual Property
- Market Research Methods
- Prototyping and Product Testing
- Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice
- Financial Management
- Business Planning
- Pitching and Presentation Skills
Why choose us
You will develop close working relationships with our accomplished tutors and academics in a purpose-built incubation setting for new music-based businesses. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and world-class creative community at LCCM, which features regular industry-leading guest talks and masterclasses, as well as a student and alumni group including recent BRIT-Award winners. Our brand new Zone 1 campus is located at the heart of the renowned South Bank and Bankside cultural districts, and just across the river from the City’s financial district. This amazing location will enable you to develop both creative and business aspects of your project, as you design and launch it into the real world.
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.
- be able to provide professional references, if applying based on your professional experience.
To apply, please complete the enquiry form or call 0203 535 1080 to speak to an advisor.
Our admissions team will invite successful applicants to either a group or individual interview, scheduled throughout the year.
The group interview will consist of:
- Short Collaborations
- Constructive Positive Review
- Career goals
The individual interview will consist of:
- Skills awareness
- Role fluidity
- Learning from experience
- Career goals
Places will be allocated against entry criteria on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
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.