MA Creative Enterprise

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Start Date(s)




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September 2024

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • On campus
both CN2188

Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course

September 2024




Full time, 1 year
Per year
Part time
Per 30 credit module
Full time, 1 year
Per year
Part time
Per 30 credit module




  • Core Modules

    Working in the Creative Industries

    This module will explore the full spectrum of the creative industries and analyse the opportunities in the sector to develop a career from existing creative practice or discover new career options, collaborations, or partnerships. This programme allows you to develop the skills required to become a successful freelancer, start a business as a sole trader, or a business employing others. There will be the opportunity to work on a creative project and develop collaborative relationships to develop a portfolio of work. Completion of the module will result in enhanced industry knowledge, business acumen, and an entrepreneurial mindset necessary to identify opportunities and build a successful career.


    Investigating Media and Communication Industries

    This module examines the media and creative industries and explores their organisation and institutional arrangements, their media forms, products and services, work practices and cultures, as well as their convergence, hybridisation and transformation. This is a module about the political and economic organisation ('political economy') of the media with particular reference to western industrial democracies but including study of global media industries and comparative media systems.

    This module provides you with a broad understanding of the ways in which different media industries have developed, the way they have been structured, organised and controlled, and the ways they have developed relationships with audiences, users and co-creators. The module focuses on the transformation of media and communication industries and investigates themes of convergence, globalisation and digitalisation of public media.

    Methods of theorising the relationship between technology, the media and society are also explored by examining technical innovation in the production, distribution and consumption of various media forms and formats. The management and organisation of media industries is examined, drawing on theories of political economy, cultural economy, and theories and approaches in media studies, business studies, sociology and cultural studies.

    The module also examines work practices in the cultural and creative industries and the competencies and behaviours required to work successfully within these. The module provides support for you in work placement/study activities and in presenting and preparing yourselves for your careers. You will complete a Career Development Project, producing a portfolio which may include reporting on an external work placement, a work project based on their own professional practice, or an alternative research project.


    Professional Practice and Research Methods (Mental Wealth)

    This Mental Wealth module provides you with the academic and professional competencies necessary for successful study at postgraduate level, and particularly for producing a self-initiated final project at Masters level. The module introduces the research project process, the key underlying principles of research design and major methodological approaches that guide research in the fields of media and communication and filmmaking.

    All this will help you to develop a coherent research design and / or pre-production documentation for your own final project. The research and development process will equip you with a wide range of conceptual, creative and practical skills that will help you in any professional or academic career path you pursue in film, media and communication related fields as well as for those seeking to progress to research at a higher level, for example for a doctorate.

    You will be guided in the steps to plan, develop and realise an appropriate, independent research and / or practice-based project under relevant subject-specialist supervision and through a process of drafting and revision, grounded in thorough ongoing preparation in methods of study and conceptual formulation, as dictated by the scope and character of the research undertaken. This Mental Wealth module supports and develops core competencies as outlined in the learning outcomes below.


    Creative Project Design

    This module aims to:

    • Develop advanced understanding of models for collaborative creativity and design across multiple disciplinary domains related to the professional and industrial contexts of acting for stage and screen, sound and music for media, games, and theatre, and sound and music performance and production.
    • Enable you to design, propose, implement, lead and evaluate a creative arts innovation project within your professional context which integrates disciplinary and transdisciplinary skills and models for creativity and design.
    • Enable you to develop reflexive capability in the transfer of existing and newly acquired skills between domains of disciplinary expertise.
    • Enable you to develop critical evaluation skills applied to transdisciplinary contexts for learning design and innovation projects.
    • Enable you to collate, present and narrate your praxis and critical reflection dynamically as part of an interactive portfolio.
    • Enable you to develop an understanding of interaction design as a learning process
    • Develop understanding and critical awareness of the distribution of expertise and organisational climate and culture of the context of your creative design and innovation projects

    Developing a Creative Business

    This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to launch your own business in the Creative Industries. It is designed to provide comprehensive, exciting, and relevant methods for you to develop enterprise skills to turn your creative practice into a commercially viable business. You will use traditional and contemporary approaches to business modelling and planning, including the Business Model Canvas and the Design Council Design Thinking Process, to capture the elements needed to run your business. This will include fully investigating the sector and the challenges for early-stage entrepreneurs to position themselves in a fiercely competitive environment and identifying the opportunities and threats that will help you survive and achieve success.

    The module will evidence the value of using an iterative process when starting, scaling and managing a creative business. The module is delivered in an engaging, visual and practical style balancing academic theories with practical, commercial and realistic advice and support, providing the skills needed to develop and grow a successful creative business post-graduation.


    Strategic Thinking and Leadership

    This module has been designed to develop and enhance strategic business leadership and management skills to prepare for a career in the creative industries. This module will provide you with the opportunity to explore your career aspirations as creative industry leaders and develop the knowledge and skills to drive business growth.

    Strategic thinking skills and understanding are essential for leadership, and you will learn how to use strategic thinking to analyse the critical factors and variables that influence sustainable business success. You will undertake a strategic enquiry into a creative organisation which will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of benchmarking, setting goals, developing strategic plans to anticipate threats and achieve goals and leading/managing high performance. You will graduate from this module with the skills to be a great leader, using goal directed, reasoned and purposeful thinking to make decisions in a timely manner in response to the complex contemporary issues facing the sector.




Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.