MA Creative Entrepreneurship
MA Creative Entrepreneurship Course Overview
Full-time or Part-time
1 year FT or 2 years PT
Feb / Oct 2022 UK / EEA: £10,400
Feb / Oct 2022 UK / EEA: year 1 - £5,200, year 2 - £4,120
SFE funding available
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University for the Creative Arts
February 2022 | October 2022
Are you looking to shake up and disrupt the creative and cultural industries? If you have a unique business idea or seek the support of industry experts to turn your dreams into reality – this is the perfect course for you. This programme favours hands-on, project-orientated learning and takes a less traditional approach to entrepreneurship than other MA courses in London. Students get the chance to immerse themselves in the capital’s creative and entrepreneurial environments, providing the inspiration and experience needed to bring ideas to life. We prioritise real-world interactions and offer tangible feedback that students can use to develop ideas into solid, sustainable business ventures. In this sense, the course is ideal for those who prefer a syllabus more weighted on practical, project-focused tasks rather than theoretical work.
Another valuable aspect of this programme is the chance to be part of central London’s thriving music, tech, fashion and arts scene and benefit from the opportunity to network and collaborate with other students and potential mentors and investors. Our small and interactive 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 much business experience.
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Why choose this degree?
Turning great ideas into solid business plans requires knowledge, experience, support and mentorship. By enrolling on the MA Creative Entrepreneurship, you will get access to all of these components and much more. While many business degrees elsewhere limit their teaching to outdated case studies and conventional business theory, at LCCM we work to help students apply what they learn in the classroom each week to their project and put their ideas into action. Our tutors are known for their real-world, industry experience and will support you in the development of your business plans as well as helping you make the connections required to bring your project to life as you study.
Additionally, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and a world-class creative community at LCCM, with 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 your idea into the real world.
Choose LCCM and take advantage of our innovative approach, industry experience, unrivalled facilities while living in a vibrant city that offers endless opportunities in the creative and cultural sector.
What will you learn?
Programme modules will cover the following content:
- Research & Academic Practice: Academic and Market Research Methods, Opportunity Recognition, Interview and Focus Group Methodologies, Reflective Writing, Critical Analysis.
- Ideation & Testing: Theories of Innovation, Design Thinking, Idea Generation, Prototyping, Testing, Intellectual Property.
- Business Planning: Business Modelling, Cashflows and Financial Forecasting, Marketing, Legal Structures, Investment Strategies, Oral and Written Presentation Techniques
- Professional Practice: Creative Leadership, Project Management, Networking Strategies, Legal Considerations, Negotiation Strategies, SME Best Practices.
- Major Project: Development of Substantial Body of Work Related to Development and Launch of Student Business.
Who is it for?
LCCM’s MA Creative Entrepreneurship is perfect for ambitious individuals who want to be in the heart of the action while engaging in project-orientated, hands-on work. This course is designed for those with or without a business idea, so we welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, industries and experience levels.
As well as hosting weekly networking events and industry talks at LCCM, we regularly bring students into London’s entrepreneurial hubs, including The British Library’s Business & Intellectual Property Centre. Finding new opportunities to learn, network and collaborate while getting credible, practical support to bring your project from the ideation to launch can be a real challenge for emerging creatives, so we have tried to create the best infrastructure for you and your business to grow and succeed. Moreover, we understand that life in London is expensive and that many students will need to work as they study, which is why we have made the timetable as flexible as possible.
Invest 12 months with us as a full-time student, or 24 months part-time, and come away with a bespoke business model, strategic industry insights, indispensable connections, and a postgraduate degree.
The aim of this course is to support students in turning their creative business ideas into viable and successful commercial ventures which they can continue to focus on and grow post-graduation. However, the course will also open a variety of doors and provide a range of skills, industry knowledge and connections that can be applied to management positions within their sector after developing a solid understanding of logistical operations, marketing, funding, competition and other market forces that drive success within today’s creative organisations.
Many former students have gone on to launch and further develop business ideas they worked on during the course, including Fola Philip who expanded Reggae Choir, the UK’s number 1 reggae community choir and collective, from its original home in Stratford, East London to locations Wilsden Green in West London and Tottenham in North London, as well as Rosie Brooks who combined her love of classical music and illustration to create a series of books that introduce the stories of famous operas to young readers, and has since led to collaborations with major opera houses, radio stations and brands around the world.
Get in touch with the Programme Leader to discuss your current qualification and career goals, and get advice on which LCCM postgraduate degree would suit you best.
Please e-mail Austin Milne at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your 30 min slot.
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-minded creative with (1) a year’s experience in a relevant sector and a bachelor’s 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.
- Submit a personal statement. The personal statement is an important part of your application. It should be 1 to 2 pages long and demonstrate the following:
- Your current relevant experience, passion, interest or professional background in creative industries
- Entrepreneurial drive for the creative sector or clear career ambition
- Good writing, communication and presentation skills