Develop your creativity for a sustainable career in the Arts Develop your creativity for a sustainable career in the Arts

A course that presents an exciting and challenging opportunity to prepare for a creative career in the Arts & Creative Industries, providing the ways and means to make it happen. 

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Why study Creative Entrepreneurship at UEA?

This unique Masters programme enables you to discover and acquire the key skills required to sustain creative practice in the 21st century. If you are seriously looking for an alternative to being an employee and aspire to meet the challenges of setting up as self-employed in a creative practice or creative venture, then this is the ideal course. 
 
The course is interdisciplinary and is designed for those who wish to work in the exciting and fulfilling world of creative sector. This includes those who want to make a creative contribution to society, whose aims and objectives are not primarily focused on commercial outcomes—visual artists, creative writers, musicians, performing or digital artists and recent arts graduates seeking to work in the context of cultural provision.
 
You will benefit from specialist visiting speakers who will help you to support the aspirations and individual needs of each year`s students. You will learn the key professional skills and the applications required to sustain contemporary creative practice including, basic financial management, copyright and intellectual property, communications and the marketing of your work, digital technology and social media. You will develop skills for accessing resources and funding from public, private and charitable organisations and create a five-year Arts Plan to help you establish a strategy to allow you to navigate towards your future aims and objectives.

 

What skills will I learn?

A full range of key skills to advance your creative practice; This includes financial management, legal copyright, self-employment, communications, digital technology and social media plus assess to resources via fundraising and explore new routes to your target market with your personal opportunities to develop your creative work.

What are the career opportunities?

Students from the UK, USA, China, Russia and the Far East have achieved success by forming theatre companies, publishing creative writing, exhibitions in London and Norwich, appearance in West End performances, producing street art and environmental projects, recorded albums of their own songs, performed poetry slams, created films and videos, run festivals and workshops, launched pop up creative enterprises and `on line` creative ventures.  See student showcases and achievements.

Course Content and Structure

This programmes with 20 specialist visitors is flexible and responsive to your needs. Seminars are given by publishers, agents, collectors, curators, concert promoters and festival directors with individual contributions by successful entrepreneurial artists, composers, writers and prominent cultural leaders.

Taught sessions are held two days per week to enable students to continue their creative practice. The course comprises four taught modules and a dissertation or creative equivalent.