What will I learn?

Overview

Creative Industries (Management and Enterprise) MSc has a strong and developing reputation as a business-focused programme situated within the creative industries. It has strengths in managing creative innovation, understanding creative work and the hybrid business models found in the copyright industries. The creative industries are made up of businesses and entrepreneurs with creativity and cultural content as a central part of their business model. The creative industries include sectors such as design, film and TV, publishing, fashion design, the performing arts, music, advertising and video gaming.

Creative workers and leaders exhibit different skills and approaches to other business sectors, and individuals with creative talent require business management, entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills to promote innovative creative products and services. In combining understanding of business innovation and creative work, the MSc Creative Industries (Management and Enterprise) is uniquely positioned to help you respond to these evolving challenges.

The course enables you to understand how management and business operates within creative industry sectors. You’ll examine the distinctive working practices, business models, creative technologies and legal issues operate within the creative industries, giving you a toolkit of creative management and enterprise skills.

The programme is located just a short walk away from Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, and has close working relationships with creative organisations in Leicester. Local creative workers and companies support the programme through lectures and talks, creative industry mentoring, setting live business problems and executive placements to boost your employability in the field. We also work with creative professionals remotely, offering insights from countries across the world.

Based at DMU, the programme is unique in drawing on expertise from the university’s renowned design, performing arts and media schools, to provide option modules taught by academic experts in design management and marketing, creative technologies, and festivals and events so you can tailor your university experience to your own interests. These are supplemented by a range of social and volunteering programmes offered by DMU Local and the Students Union.

Teaching and assessment

The aim of this programme is to strike a balance between assessment methods such as, presentations, time-constrained assessments, case analysis and reports. Part of the rationale for this mix is to assess different skills which enable you to collect, prioritise, assimilate and disseminate information in different contexts. This approach also allows the opportunity to explore specialist topics in greater depth.

Graduate careers

A Creative Enterprise MSc will open up a wide range of career opportunities for you within the creative industries as you develop your professional skills.

Which department am I in?

De Montfort University

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,511) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

De Montfort University

The Gateway,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 9BH, England

Full Time (15 months)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,511) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2022

Venue

De Montfort University

The Gateway,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 9BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelor’s degree with GPA 2.8 for courses requiring a 2:2 classification, and GPA 3.2 for courses requiring a 2:1 classification. Some courses have additional entry criteria such as a portfolio, work experience or require you to have a degree in a related field. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate Honours Degree, with a minimum pass of a 2:2 degree, awarded by a British university (or overseas equivalent) in business-related (excluding accounting or finance) or creative subjects, or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • De Montfort University International College
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