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Are you looking to develop skills that will enable you to be innovative and enterprising, creative, flexible and able to spot new opportunities and develop them into sustainable practice?

The part-time MA Creative and Cultural Industries course offers a practical and vocational approach to working in the rapidly developing creative economy. Enhanced programme flexibility enables you to select a culture sector specialism to suit your interests, which you will take alongside core cultural and creative industries management modules.

You will select your specialism during the course induction phase, choosing from:

  • Music, Festivals and Events
  • Arts and Media
  • Cultural Heritage and Museums
  • Galleries and Visual Arts

This two-year course is enhanced by strong partnerships and links with leading cultural organisations and practices in the North East of England and beyond - many of which are now employing our previous graduates.

An eight-week placement in a creative or heritage organisation of your choice can also enhance your degree of specialism and employability, whilst providing an opportunity to experience real-time working in a cultural organisation.

Students eligible for ELCAS funding please click here

Are you looking to develop skills that will enable you to be innovative and enterprising, creative, flexible and able to spot new opportunities and develop them into sustainable practice?

The part-time MA Creative and Cultural Industries course offers a practical and vocational approach to working in the rapidly developing creative economy. Enhanced programme flexibility enables you to select a culture sector specialism to suit your interests, which you will take alongside core cultural and creative industries management modules.

You will select your specialism during the course induction phase, choosing from:

  • Music, Festivals and Events
  • Arts and Media
  • Cultural Heritage and Museums
  • Galleries and Visual Arts

This two-year course is enhanced by strong partnerships and links with leading cultural organisations and practices in the North East of England and beyond - many of which are now employing our previous graduates.

An eight-week placement in a creative or heritage organisation of your choice can also enhance your degree of specialism and employability, whilst providing an opportunity to experience real-time working in a cultural organisation.

Students eligible for ELCAS funding please click here

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 years part-time
1 other options available

Department
Arts

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Throughout this course you will explore and consider the tensions and challenges inherent in the bringing together of cultural activity and management practice, helping find ways to bring creative talent to a marketplace without impairing the creative process on the way.

The ability to spot opportunities and to be entrepreneurial are skills that the course seeks to nurture and develop at each level, to best equip you to enter the professional world of work – whether it be creating your own cultural enterprise or working with existing ones.

Assessment methods include written essays and reports, as well as presentations, ‘live briefs’ and project work. The final dissertation is a student led piece of work that provides the opportunity to establish yourself as an expert in the field you have selected to specialise in. 

Placements

The eight-week placement is part of a core module, during which you’ll participate in and observe management and systems within a cultural or creative working environment. While you’re there you will develop an idea for a project that ignites your passion, and is also relevant and potentially beneficial to the organisation itself.

You will be expected to identify an appropriate host organisation for your placement, but there is a lots of help and guidance available from your tutors and the Faculty Placement Office.

The range of possible placement organisations is as wide and flexible as possible, to allow you to tailor the experience to your interests and career aspirations.

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Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Creative and Cultural Industries Management MA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Our teaching team are all actively engaged with specialist practice and research in the cultural sector, and remain active in their fields of expertise. That specialist knowledge is reflected in all teaching and learning activities and is evident in areas such as cultural leadership, cultural enterprise, networking and relationship management, stakeholder and audience engagement, project planning and management.

You will benefit from their active partnerships and relationships with the region’s key cultural organisations, whilst surrounded by excellent examples of culture-led regeneration from those who put these policies into practice.

Our team will be on-hand at every step of your degree, ensuring you leave with confidence and a full understanding of all aspects of this fast-moving field. 

Book an Open Day / Experience Creative and Cultural Industries Management

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Creative and Cultural Industries Management MA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to all of the resources you will need to guide you through your learning experience.

This includes facilities such as our university library – which is ranked in the top three in the UK – in addition to other facilities such as our well-equipped working space, The Hub, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Diverse facilities such as Gallery North @ University Gallery, dedicated performance studios, and BALTIC 39 offer research and learning space to enable you to develop your creative skills.

Technology is central to supporting your everyday learning activities, whether you are a campus-based or distance learning student.

Throughout your course you will have access to our e-learning platform, Blackboard, which offers access to collaboration tools and video/audio-enhanced features, electronic feedback, discussion boards, blogs and student websites.

We provide a supportive and informal learning environment, offering feedback at all key stages of your course.

Facilities / Creative and Cultural Industries Management

Explore some of the world class facilities you'll have access to as part of the course, including our CSE-accredited University Library.

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Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Creative and Cultural Industries Management MA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

The MA Creative and Cultural Industries Management course, which is part of our Visual and Material Culture research cluster, blends management theory with arts, culture, heritage, visual culture, humanities, sociology, geography and policy studies.

Throughout the duration of your studies you will be encouraged to develop your own research skills to advance your understanding of the complex contexts and debates of the cultural and creative industries, and how these practices apply from a range of theoretical perspectives.

You will conduct increasingly independent investigations in response to set tasks, or investigate your own topics of interest within the sector, leading to a self-directed dissertation that will be focused around a subject area of your choice.

You will also be encouraged to take your place as a partner by contributing your knowledge to our learning community.

Book an Open Day / Experience Creative and Cultural Industries Management

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Creative and Cultural Industries Management MA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Emphasising cultural leadership, enterprise and entrepreneurship, the skills and knowledge you will learn on this course will help you develop the professional competencies required to successfully pursue a career within cultural and creative industries management.

As an MA Creative and Cultural Industries Management graduate you will be part of an active global network that is enriched and supported by our partnerships with leading cultural providers in the region and beyond.

The ability to tailor your learning will also provide enhanced career edge, allowing you to focus on the areas of this course that closely match your own interests and career aspirations.

Throughout the duration of your course you will benefit from our close relationships with the cultural sector and cultural partnerships such as Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, LIVE Theatre, New Writing North, Tyneside Cinema and National Trust. Your eight-week placement will leave you with added insight into the day-to-day workings of the cultural and creative industries, and how your skills and knowledge apply in a real-world environment. 

Student profiles

Discover why Creative and Cultural Industries Management student, Andrew, decided to leave behind a 10-year career in Landscape Architecture to study at Northumbria, and listen to Elisa discussing her experience of the course.

Book an Open Day / Experience Creative and Cultural Industries Management

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Creative and Cultural Industries Management MA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

This course will prepare you for employment across a wide range of the cultural and creative industries, in positions within visual and performing arts, architecture, museums and galleries, heritage, music, broadcast, cultural practice, historic environment, education and social policy, cultural events, sport or local authorities.

The employment patterns within the cultural sector are constantly evolving, with freelance, self-employment, enterprise, project and portfolio working being increasingly common ways of working. This course will equip you with highly developed interpersonal skills, intercultural awareness, leadership and management understanding and competencies that will allow you to successfully work within this sector.  

This course will also equip you with the necessary foundation to progress your qualification to PhD level.

Visit our alumni Facebook group to gain a better understanding of the students, networks, issues and job opportunities explored in this programme.

Graduate profiles

Our graduates are really making an impact on the cultural scene in the North East and beyond. Watch CCIM alumni Annalisa Buratti and Lee Hart discuss their experiences on course.

Book an Open Day / Experience Creative and Cultural Industries Management

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Creative and Cultural Industries Management MA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in an arts-related subject. Applicants with appropriate work experience and/or a relevant professional qualification will be considered.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £7,170

Full EU Fee: £7,170

Full International Fee: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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