Today’s creative & cultural industries demand flexible people who know how these industries work as businesses, understand the legal and creative context, the centrality of ideas and the use of technology, and yet who have specialist skills too: this programme lets you choose these – from Design, Events, Fashion, Film, Heritage, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations & Communication, Sport, Tourism and TV. You can choose from all these specialisms because of Caledonian’s proven professional expertise in teaching these industries at postgraduate level.
Why Choose This Programme
•Start in September or January
•Design your programme from your choice of “Themes”
•Choose not less than two specialist classes each term of your choice of specific sectors, from our catalogue of proven professional and practical courses in: Design, Events, Fashion, Film, Heritage, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations & Communication, Sport, Tourism and TV
•No prior experience in the creative industries required
What You'll Learn
You will study the policy and regulatory issues which shape the creative and cultural industries; competing ideas of creativity and business models for turning ideas into success and revenue; and how central Web 3.0, digital technologies and communication media and strategies are to conceiving and marketing new creative ideas across different sectors and platforms. After that, you choose your “Themes”, which make up the rest of your course.
You might want to develop your writing skills for media, so pick Film, TV and Journalism. Or perhaps you’re drawn to putting on shows, so might choose Events, Fashion and PR. The precise combination is up to you. You must follow at least one “Theme” comprising two modules through your programme.
You can finally develop one or two of those specialisms into your own preferred precise area or topic for planning and producing your final Masters Dissertation, Practical Project or Portfolio.
Your work will be assessed by different kinds of coursework, including essays, seminar presentations, online / blog discussions, and, in at least one module of each “Theme”, a practical assignment where you devise and “pitch” a creative idea or solution in response to a real brief drawn from that creative sector.
Graduates might reasonably expect to be able to secure entry-level jobs in a wide range of creative and cultural industries, dependent party on their “Theme” choices while on the programme.
- A UK Honours degree 2.2 or equivalent
Recognition of Prior Learning
The university will also consider admission to the programme on the basis of prior learning and/or prior experiential learning.
Such learning may be certificated or un-certificated and could include considerable industrial experience in the sector at a management level.
Applicants in this situation are advised to consult with the Programme Leader at an early stage in the application process.
- IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is required, with no element less than 5.5.
- Indian applicants who have achieved 70% or above in their 12th grade school leaving certificate English, will be deemed to have met/have equivalence to the IELTS requirement.
Progression from INTO Scotland
Applicants who have completed an INTO Graduate Diploma in Business (eg GCU/INTO’s Graduate Diploma in English with Business) or a comparable programme from similar institutions, will also be considered.