Arts, Business and Creativity MA

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Arts, Business and Creativity MA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      12 Months

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 8,610 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 18,180

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Newcastle University’s Arts, Business and Creativity MA degree program is ideal for hopeful entrepreneurs or anyone who hopes to make a career for themselves in the creative industry. This program was created with help from important stakeholders in the creative industry, as well as the School for Arts and Cultures.

    This degree program deals with creativity and the creative industry from a theoretical perspective, with special emphasis on the international, political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of creative expression. In addition, you’ll learn the skills you need to set up a business in this field by actually doing so, working on real projects with various important organisations in the region.

    As a part of the Newcastle University Business School, this program is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the EQIS (European Quality Improvement System), and the AMBA (Assn. of Masters of Business Administration).

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is composed of multiple compulsory modules, totalling 180 credits. These modules include:

    • Arts as Enterprise – Freelancing in Arts, Media and Culture (1)
    • Arts as Enterprise – Freelancing in Arts, Media and Culture (2)
    • Business Enterprise for Postgraduate Students
    • Understanding and Managing Creativity
    • Research Methods
    • Understanding and Managing Creative Enterprises

    In addition to taught and practical classes, you will be required to deliver a dissertation as part of the Arts, Business, Creativity Extended Project (Dissertation) module.

    By the completion of your degree, you can expect to have gained the skills necessary to:

    • Start and manage a business in the creative industry
    • Plan, market and promote that business effectively
    • Recognise opportunities for change and manage them effectively
    • Conduct strategic planning
    • Plan, implement and manage projects autonomously
    • Make business decisions based on critical thinking
    • Apply advanced management tools and techniques, as well as developing new techniques as required

    Learning & Teaching

    Newcastle University’s Arts, Business and Creativity degree program has a very high teacher to student ratio, which allows it to incorporate the latest teaching techniques. These include a strong focus on the latest theories and debates within the creative sphere, but also ways to derive practical value from each individual subject and module.

    The Teaching Exellence Framework has given NU the coveted Gold Award for the quality of its teaching methods.

    Career Possiblities

    Newcastle University’s Arts, Business and Creativity MA is focused on career development, and to helping graduates leverage their creative talents into rewarding careers. Graduates have gone on to become not just creatives but also policy makers, entrepreneurs in the creative space, managers and strategists of all kinds.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Newcastle University’s MA in Arts, Business and Creativity requires applicants to have attained a 2:1 honours degree or better as an undergraduate. This degree should be in a creative field, but other degree types are acceptable if the applicant can show relevant voluntary or paid work experience.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall.

    International students must also have undergraduate accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. The exact requirements can be found here.

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