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Creative Organisations


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Our Creative Organisations short course immerses you in the reality of self-starting in the cultural industries today. In a broad range of contexts, you will be encouraged to think through both conceptual and practical problems in developing your own ideas for freelance and entrepreneurial careers in arts or media. You will have the opportunity to conduct market research in lieu of developing a robust business plan or funding proposal and receive feedback from a panel of industry experts and practitioners.

We plan to cover the following content:

  • Creative industries in the age of crisis
  • Vision and mission
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Marketing and audience
  • Funding and sponsorship
  • Cultural leadership and management

Assessment is via a 15-minute collaborative group presentation (0%), a 1000-word research report (50%) and a 2000-word critical essay (50%). You must also attend seven out of 11 sessions as a minimum attendance requirement.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.