Choose Kingston's Music & the Creative Economy MA
If you would like to develop your career or create your own business in the music industry, this course is ideal. Whether you are a musician, a composer, a producer or a sound technician, this course will improve your skill set and help you make a living from what you love.
What will you study?
You will explore creativity and how to manage it. The course will show you how to develop your ideas and business plans: we will teach you business development, collaborative and entrepreneurial skills.
A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words).
Why study a Creative Economy course?
Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including:
- Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses.
- Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis.
- Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.
- Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council.
- Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network.
- Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree.
- Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 percent of the world's business schools.
There are a wide range of music modules to choose from, along with intensive creative economy core modules which you will study with a range of other creatives. These entrepreneurial modules will help you pitch business plans, develop products and even run a start-up.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- Mapping the Creative Economy
- Conducting Collaborative Creativity
- Design Thinking for Start-ups
- Personal Research/Gaining Insights
- Advanced Production of Popular Music
- Composing and Marketing Popular Music
- Constructing Music Education in the UK
- International Music Education: Psychology, Culture and Philosophy
- Techniques and Technology for Composing for Film and Television
- Critical Reflection of Musical Performance
Learn a language
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Cost & Fees
Home and European Union 2016/17
- MA part time £4,510
- MA full time £8,200
Overseas (not EU) 2016/17
- MA part time £7,315
- MA full time £13,300