MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries

SOAS University of London

MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries

Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year Part time: 2 or 3 calendar years. We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Over the past decades the creative and cultural industries have become the focus of a huge amount of research and critical debate. As digitisation transforms the media industries, from music streaming to on-demand TV, there has been an increasing recognition of the economic and cultural value of art, museums, video games and 'heritage'. This programme offers the unique opportunity to critically analyse these developments in a fully global context, across the full range of School of Arts modules in Media, Music and Art and Archaeology.

Students can tailor their studies to focus on particular regions, art forms or themes, choosing from the wide array of modules that reflect the unique regional focus available at SOAS, and gain access to world-leading experts on the music, culture and traditions of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Alongside critical analysis and regional expertise students can choose from a number of practical hands-on modules, in sound recording, podcasting and broadcasting, that will enable them to enhance their skill-set.

This programme has been designed for those seeking to work in some capacity in the creative and cultural sector - either as an artist or producer, or in cultural policy, development or analysis. It also suits anyone looking to establish a research profile in Global Creative and Cultural Industries.

Structure

Students must complete 120 credits of MA taught modules in addition to the compulsory dissertation (60 credits).

The formal elements of the MA in Global Creative and Cultural Industries are:

  • The two compulsory modules Analytical Approaches to the Global Creative and Cultural Industries (15 credits) and the Dissertation in Global Creative and Cultural Industries (60 credits). The Dissertation will be on a topic relating to the creative and cultural industries. It may either be on a theoretical topic or developed from the (below) "pathway" chosen by the student, and its has the option to incorporate multimedia materials.
  • Student must select a compulsory "pathway" module to the value of 15 credits from the Art, Music or Media pathway lists below. These modules allow students to develop their expertise in a chosen "pathway".
  • Student must select modules to the value of 45 credits from any available modules from the School of Arts but with recommendation for skills and internship modules from the list below. Practical skills modules can be chosen in multimedia (film/editing),sound recording and digital and broadcasting communications; while optional one of these module will be required if a student elects to take the optional 15 credits module Directed Study in Industry but lacks appropriate training on entry. This module allows students to undertake an internship with an institution, organisation or enterprise.
  • Student must also select modules to the value of 45 credits from the list of recommended options approved by the Programme Convenor, listed below. Please note that not all option modules may run every year.

Students may be allowed to study for the MA on a part-time basis.

  • The part-time MA may be taken over two years, in which case the student takes two 30 credits modules (or equivalent 15 credits modules) in the first year, and two 30 credits modules (or equivalent 15 credits modules) and the dissertation in the second year.
  • Alternatively, it can be taken over three years, in which case the student can distribute the 120 credits modules evenly in each of the three years. The dissertation can be written in year two or three, but it is strongly recommended that this be undertaken in the final year of the programme. It must be submitted in September of the year in which the student registers for it.

Compulsory Modules

  • Analytical Approaches to the Global Creative and Cultural Industries 15PMUH023 (15credits) Term 1
  • Dissertation in Global Creative and Cultural Industries 15PMUC998 (60 credits) Full Year

Music Pathway Module

  • The Music Business (Masters) 15PMUH003 (15credits) Term 2

Art Pathway Modules

  • Contemporary Art and the Global 15PARH085 (15credits) Term 1

Media Pathway Modules

  • Studies in Global Digital Cultures 15PMSH029 (15credits) Term 1
  • Topics in Global Digital Cultures 15PMSC034 (15credits) Term 2

Skills and Internship Modules

  • Curating Cultures Cohort A 15PARH079 (15credits) Term 1
  • Curating Cultures Cohort C 15PARH089 (15credits) Term 2
  • Digital traditional broadcasting communication 15PMSH022 (15credits) Term 2
  • Directed Study in Industry 15PMSH023 (15credits) Term 1
  • Sound Recording and Production 15PMSH025 (15credits) Term 1

Optional Modules

  • Approaches to Critical Interpretation & Aesthetic Theories 15PARC004 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Arab Painting 15PARH054 (15credits) Term 1
  • Art and Architecture of the Fatimids 15PARH035 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Arts and Society in sub-Saharan Africa 15PARH052 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2016/2017
  • Arts of Modern and Contemporary China (since 1800) 15PARH055 (15credits) Term 2
  • The Story of African Film: Narrative Screen Media in Africa 15PAFH006 (15credits) Term 1
  • Aspects of African film and video 2 15PAFH007 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Aspects of Music and Religion in South East Asia 15PMUH017 (15credits) Term 2
  • Contemporary Art and the Global 15PARH085 (15credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of West Africa 15PANH068 (15credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of East Africa 15PANH063 (15credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of Japan 15PANH065 (15credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of South Asia 15PANH064 (15credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of South East Asia 15PANH066 (15credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of China 15PANH062 (15credits) Term 2
  • Curating Cultures Cohort A 15PARH079 (15credits) Term 1
  • Curating Cultures Cohort C 15PARH089 (15credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of Near and Middle East 15PANH067 (15credits) Term 2
  • Curating Africa: African Film and Video in the Age of Festivals 15PAFH010 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Diaspora Contexts and Visual Culture 15PARH042 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Emerging Digital Cultures in Asia and Africa - Theory and Practice 15PMSH018
  • Gender and Music (MMus) 15PMUH009 (15credits) Term 2
  • Genders and Sexualities in South East Asian Film 15PSEH011 (15credits) Term 2
  • Indian Cinema: Its History and Social Context 15PSAH001 (15credits) Term 1
  • Indian Cinema: Key Issues 15PSAH002 (15credits) Term 2
  • Indian vocal music: Styles and histories 15PMUH025 (15credits) Term 2
  • International Political Communication 15PMSH009 (15credits) Term 2
  • Islam and the West: Artistic and Cultural Contacts 15PARH034 (15credits) Term 2
  • Issues in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art 15PARH083 (15credits) Term 2
  • Japanese Post-War Film Genres and the Avant-Garde 15PJKH008 (15credits) Term 2
  • Japanese Television since 1953 15PJKC006 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Japanese Transnational Cinema: From Kurosawa to Asia Extreme and Studio Ghibli 15PJKH007 (15credits) Term 1
  • Klezmer Music: Roots and Revival 15PMUH011 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Media Spectacle and Urban Space in East Asia 15PMSH026 (15credits) Term 2
  • Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communications 15PMSH003 (15credits) Term 1
  • Modern and Contemporary Korean Art 15PARH060 (15credits) Term 1
  • Modern Film from Taiwan and the Chinese Diaspora 15PCHH002 (15credits) Term 1
  • Music and Healing 15PMUH019 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Modern Chinese Film and Theatre (MA) 15PCHH001 (15credits) Term 2
  • Music in Development 15PMUC034 (15credits) Term 2
  • Music, Place and Politics in Cuba 15PMUH015 (15credits) Term 1
  • Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters) 15PMUH016 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Photography and the Image in Africa 15PARH082 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Perspectives On Development 15PANH033 (15credits) Term 1
  • Pop and Politics in East Asia (Masters) 15PMUH014 (15credits) Term 1
  • Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (PG) 15PMUH018 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • (Post) Colonialism and Otherness in South East Asia on Screen 15PSEH010 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Qualitative Research Methods 15PMSC033 (15credits) Term 1
  • Raga: concept and practice (PG) 15PMUH020 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Sacred Sound in South Asia 15PMUH021 (15credits) Term 1
  • Studies in Global Media and Post-National Communication 15PMSH007 (15credits) Term 1
  • Studies in Media, Information Communication Technologies and Development 15PMSH019 (15credits) Term 1
  • The Art of the African Diaspora 15PARC018 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Transnational News Environment: Production, Representation and Use 15PMSH006 (15credits) Term 1
  • Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media:Networking, Connectivity, Identity 15PMSH004 (15credits) Term 2
  • Understanding Art East and West: from Asmat Shields to Tate Modern 15PARH058 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Cinema, Nation and the Transcultural 15PJKC023 (30 credits) Full Year
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

Tuition fees are payable in full before or at enrolment at the beginning of each academic year.

A fee payment by instalment option is available to self-funding students undertaking on-campus degree programmes. The minimum annual tuition fee for instalments is £1500. The fees are paid in two equal instalments and must be paid by debit or credit card. An administration charge of £150 is payable for the instalment option.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for taught Masters

Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed. As an approximate comparison, an equivalent BA from a US university would have a Grade Point Average of either 3.3 or 3.5 depending on the awarding university. If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

English language requirements

In order to ensure that SOAS students have a sufficient standard of English to study effectively, we require overseas students to submit evidence, during the application process, of their current level of proficiency.



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