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What will I learn?

Arts, Enterprise and Development MA examines how we use artistic creativity as a force for human, social and economic progress. The University of Warwick has expertly designed this programme to focus on ideas, critical thinking and research while enhancing your professional skills.

Course Overview

This programme will give you the opportunity to explore the use of the arts, and cultural approaches to local and global development challenges. It examines the impact of arts and culture in a range of contexts in ‘advanced’ and ‘developing’ countries, including post-communist societies, religious republics and conflict zones, and in small-scale local economies. You will consider the rights and wrongs of using arts and culture within such contexts and explore how they can be used to further social justice as well as economic growth. You will develop your vocational direction and capacity for active involvement in development projects.

Teaching

You will learn in an international environment through interaction with academic experts, guest speakers and industry practitioners. The core modules are taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and student-led presentations and discussions. These sessions are complemented by self-directed learning and access to resources and activities in a virtual learning environment. Depending upon your selection of Optional Modules you will also have the opportunity to apply your learning in a professional context. The course is designed to facilitate participation and critical self-reflection.

Assessment

  • All coursework
  • Written assignments come in a variety of forms: essays, case studies, evaluations, reports, proposals, portfolios and business plans
  • Group presentations and tasks, team building exercises, and creative and practical projects
  • A major project (written dissertation of 12,000 words) on a research topic of your choice

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work in television, film, theatre, museums, art galleries, events, festivals, communications, data analysis, research, PR, publishing and have even set up their own businesses. They have gone on to work for employers including: Acacia Avenue, Barclaycard, BBC, British Embassy, Bankside Films, The Economist, EMEA, Facebook, Fox Networks Group, Global Influencer, ‘Squared’ at Google, The Academy of Urbanism, OVO, Penguin Random House and Sky.

Our School has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Discovering Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Careers in Radio Film and Television
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • A history and DIY Guide to setting up and running a Theatre Company

Which department am I in?

Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,340.00 (US$ 30,748) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

University of Warwick

Coventry,

CV4 7AL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants looking to apply to our Postgraduate Taught or Research degrees, the following are Undergraduate degree classification requirements, and their US equivalent GPA, on a scale of either 4.0 or 4.3. 1:1 or 1st Class equivalent to GPA 3.8 or 2:1 or Upper Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.3or 2:2 or Lower Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.0.

For international students

Students need to have 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. Students need to have an IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. Students need to have: Overall Score of 100 (Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21);onents) in Pearson (Academic) [PTE].

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is a world-leading institution with a supportive and inspiring student environment.

  • 62nd in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 8th in The Guardian University Guide 2021
  • Top 30 worldwide for Employer Reputation
  • 7th among UK research universities in government assessment