If you want to start a business in the entertainment, music or media industries, traditional skills and a formal education are no longer enough. In today’s competitive and ever-changing marketplace you need a fresh approach built on the latest industry insight, with 1-1 mentoring and access to relevant professional networks to turn your best ideas into an investment-ready business that will succeed at scale in the real world.
LCCM’s MA Creative Entrepreneurship will naturally extend and enhance your current knowledge and technical skills, giving you the edge needed to found a lean creative start-up or promising career as a creative leader in a more established organisation.
As an inspired one-year MA student at LCCM, you will quickly develop a passion for entrepreneurship, along with key collaborative and leadership skills – and with a growing interest in how to apply your existing craft in music, writing or technology, you will learn to adapt your product and business model to the needs of emerging audiences and commercial opportunities in the UK’s rapidly growing Creative Industries.
The LCCM MA in Creative Entrepreneurship is the only degree of its kind delivered by a team of experienced industry-based tutors and mentors, eager to share their answers to the challenges faced by today’s biggest creative organisations, as well as practical advice on the sector standards and expectations you will need to know.
Over the course of just 30 weeks you will:
- Create an ‘investment-ready’ innovation for your portfolio
- Improve your creative and technical skills through 1-to-1 mentoring
- Develop specialist professional knowledge
- Reach project goals and create exciting opportunities
- Access LCCM professional networks and London’s vast cultural resources
Each term you will be challenged and support to make real progress with your chosen project:
- Term 1: proven concept, rough proto-type with sketch-book examples, likely stakeholders for your project and a clear sense of direction through the current creative industries landscape;
- Term 2: well-considered proposal, working prototype and best-fit strategies based on research carried out with potential stakeholders in a specific sector within the current creative industries;
- Term 3: market-ready proto-type with a forward strategy in the form of a feasible business proposal, evidence of actual and future stakeholder engagement and a critical reflective account of your research, learning and performance throughout the process of meeting your Creative Entrepreneurship goals.
Who is this course for?
To make the most of this unique postgraduate course in Creative Entrepreneurship, we are looking for learners who can develop and blend their knowledge and skills in creativity, innovation and enterprise through a student centred, project-led process involving action learning, action research and reflective practice.
Prospective students might include: composers, authors, songwriters, writers, technologists, musicians or entrepreneurs looking to produce credible content for different purposes and/or platforms. Individuals who can draw together and mobilise a large social network through your own content or that of others will also benefit from this degree.
A typical student on our MA Creative Entrepreneurship postgraduate degree course will:
- Be curious
- Seek information
- Notice patterns
- Learn from experience (doing, listening, reading, observing & sharing)
- Be able to operate across sector networks and boundaries
- Active or working content creators: composers, songwriters, authors with 1 year’s relevant experience and a Level 6 qualification e.g. a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2 classification) or 4 years relevant experience and a Level 3+ qualification;
- Active or working platform and network developers: programmers, content curators and platform entrepreneurs with 1 year relevant experience and a Level 6 qualification e.g. a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2 classification) or 4 years relevant professional experience and a Level 3+ qualification;
- English competency equivalent to CEFR Level C1 (7.0 overall, 6.5 in each category), if English is not your first language.
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Last updated September 26, 2017