Master of Arts Media and Creative Enterprise

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media

Program Description

Master of Arts Media and Creative Enterprise

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a First or Second Class degree and two references and/or, appropriate professional experience, other qualifications or achievements, as judged by the MA Media and Creative Enterprise team.


Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies. We have a strong research culture inviting postgraduate students to see themselves as part of the research community and encouraging further academic studies.

Employment Opportunities: Completing this course will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the practical and theoretical frameworks in creative entrepreneurship. This is a highly flexible course, which emphasises individuals’ personal and professional development, they will also have developed an awareness about how creative businesses operate . After completing this course students have developed their careers in further academic studies, festivals, creative industry consultancy, social enterprise and starting their own creative business.

Placements: Full-time students have the opportunity to undertake placements during the postgraduate Diploma phase of the course.

Further Studies: For anyone interested in taking their research onto an MPhil or PhD speak to the course director in your particular area.

Course Structure

The course involves high-level practice and theory, including student-led activities and live projects. Understanding of the cultural, economical and technological frameworks of the creative and cultural industries is applied to enhance creative and business opportunities. In the Postgraduate Certificate phase you gain a critical overview of how media, social and creative policies. You can develop your entrepreneurial skills developing innovative solutions in creative, media and social enterprise. In the Postgraduate Diploma phase there is the option of working on live briefs or working on a research project. You will critically explore cultural entrepreneurship through the study of cultural work, new developments in entrepreneurship studies and case studies of cultural organisations. The Masters phase focuses on a student-led project linked to your personal research or practice interests .


Each taught module consists of 10 class sessions, in which students will be introduced to topics through lectures, seminar discussions and workshop activities. There will often be guest lectures from leading practitioners in the field and we place a strong emphasis on lecturer and peer review of student presentations and work-in-progress. These sessions are supported by structured material available on the university’s Moodle online system. Each week, students are set independent study tasks, often based upon production activities, and there are two further weeks of directed study.

Many modules make significant use of new social media, and students will be asked frequently to contribute to fora, write blogs, or produce podcasts to chart personal and professional development. They will also examine and comment on the work of their peers.

Modules: Creative Industries and Cultural Policy (30 credits), Enterprise (30 credits), Cultural Enterprise (30 credits), Production Lab or Research Methods (30 credits) , MA by Practice or MA by Dissertation (60 credits).


Assessments usually emphasise scholarly or professional practice through which the key learning objectives are tested. Three weeks are set aside for assessment work.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 13, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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5,000 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Birmingham, England
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£10500 for international students