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September 27, 2016

Call for applications: MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise

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Bob and Roberta Smith and Tim Newton, Who is Community?, 2012. Photo: Benedict Johnson. Commissioned by Art on the Underground / London Underground.

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them. The course is aimed at graduates with some work experience who wish to challenge themselves by developing innovative approaches to arts management and cultural production.

Two study routes are available, a two-year part-time option, and a flexible learning option, which is a unit-by-unit approach that allows candidates up to five years to complete. Both routes are low-residency and combine online learning with intensive face-to-face sessions, delivered over several weekends in London.

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise addresses a contemporary shift within the cultural economy towards experiences and events, and away from the artefact. It is a response to multiple new forms of artistic and creative practice, which demand new, hybrid forms of cultural management and organisation.

The course begins with a definition of enterprise as engaging with projects that are new, challenging and complex. It aims to enable you to gain a unique skill and knowledge set to become an active creator in arts management and cultural production, whether as entrepreneurs, or within larger existing cultural organisations, anywhere in the world. It will offer you insights into aspects of cultural policy and governance, an introduction to business skills and processes, and strategic planning, which will equip you to shape creative futures. It will encourage radical thinking, based on creative research, analysis, and a deep understanding of the value of the cultural economy to the wider economic, political and social environment in which it is located.

Key facts about the course:

–Alongside critical and creative thinking, you’ll acquire business skills, which are highly attractive to potential employers.

–You don’t need to live in London, or give up work or care duties to enroll on the course. MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise is a low-residency degree which you can take part-time over two years, or in a flexible mode with registration up to five years.

–You are encouraged to apply your learning to your own, individual, professional contexts and can choose to pursue a practice-based final project.

–Your tutors are professionally active in the field of arts management. University of the Arts London is in the top 30 in in the UK’s latest higher education audit, and a top five-research university in its broader peer group.

–MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise has two cohorts: one in London and one in Hong Kong. This helps you to expand your collegiate network and ensures the worldwide reputation and relevance of your degree.

To find out more: Visit the course page and view a lecture by the Course Leader
Email the Course Leader, Charlotte Bonham-Carter: [email protected]

We are currently accepting applications for entry in January 2017

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