Creative Media Industries: Cultural Management MA

London South Bank University

Program Description

Creative Media Industries: Cultural Management MA

London South Bank University


During this full-time MA Cultural Management you'll work creatively in a department that offers one of London's richest portfolios of arts and humanities courses, appealing to a range of students who wish to develop their expertise in fields including visual and performing arts, advertising, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film, publishing, TV and radio, and video games.

The course will develop your understanding of the practice and management of the creative and cultural industries, as well as the political, economic and cultural contexts in which these industries operate. You'll develop your skills and critical understanding of the cultural and creative media sector, and the management of cultural organisations in a wide variety of contexts including drama, creative writing, visual arts curation, festival and theatre management. You'll also have hands-on experience of producing or managing a project.

If you want to develop your career in arts, media and cultural organisations then this course is for you. In addition to being taught by a highly experienced and qualified team you will also benefit greatly from the internship element of the course. This mix of practical experience, combined with academic rigour will provide you with a set of applied and transferable skills - critical analysis, problem solving, and research techniques – as well as specific knowledge related to the International cultural and media sector.


Modules are assessed by essays, dissertation, exam, in-class presentations, blogs/workbooks and practical project work.

Semester 1

  • Culture and identity in a globalised world
  • Creative industries: the cultural context
  • Practice as research and development: Project initiation
  • Creative industries placement

Semester 2

  • Researching the media industries
  • Research paper
  • Practice as research and development: Project production


This course is ideal for students who are seeking to develop their career in the arts and creative and cultural industries. The placement module and the Practice as Research and Development module are designed to provide you with the opportunity to improve skills and your contacts.

In recent years students have secured placements at a number of nationally and internationally recognised organisations such as Glastonbury Festival, the O2 Arena, the National Theatre, Sadlers Wells and the Courtauld Institute. The department has links with a wide range of performing arts and contemporary media organisations in London, across the United Kingdom and throughout the world.


Year 1 class contact time is typically 8 hours per week plus individual tutorial plus independent study.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 in relevant subject / Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 31, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug., 2017
13 months
Full time
7,500 GBP
Start date Aug., 2017
United Kingdom London, England
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Duration 13 months
Price 7,500 GBP
International fee (first year)