Would you like to develop a business in the creative industries?
A new Masters programme that aims to drive the creative economy was launched by Goldsmiths, University of London last week.
The first of its kind globally, the MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship helps to develop new business and creative enterprises within the creative sector.
The course is ideal for students who wish to launch creative businesses in the fields of computing, design, fashion, media and communications, music, or theatre and performance.
“As an university world-renowned for its creativity, Goldsmiths is perfectly placed to be part of this innovative and exciting programme,” said Patrick Loughrey, Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London. “We already have a proud tradition of producing exceptional graduates who go onto be entrepreneurs in the creative industries and leaders in their chosen field.”
He added that the programme will help students to “acquire skills and knowledge essential for the modern creative economy”.
Starting this Autumn, the new interdisciplinary programme will offer courses in Entrepreneurship, Creative Technologies, Drama, Film, Music, Animation, Creative Practice, Art Theory and Curation, and Games Design and Development.
“This programme is designed to allow students to continue to innovate, but also to provide them with the appropriate business and entrepreneurial skills to commercialise their creative and cultural practices and knowledge,“ explained Course Director, Professor Marie Redmond.
Based in the heart of south east London in New Cross, Goldsmiths, University of London is an institution with a rich academic history known for its creative approach.
Its 8,000-plus students are engaged in undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study courses in subjects covering the arts, social sciences, humanities and computing.
Applications for the MA are open for the 2013/14 programme. Enquiries can be sent to course director Professor Marie Redmond at Marie.Redmond@scss.tcd.ie
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