Cultural and Creative Industries

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 12.5 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21 k / Year(s)  
35 place StudyQA ranking:5571 Duration:12 months

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Cultural & Creative Industries is a unique interdisciplinary programme that draws on studies in cultural theories, cultural history, digital culture, management, geography, cultural policy, gender and fashion and makes use of London arts and cultural links with Tate Modern, Southbank Centre and the British Film Institute. Leads to careers in major cultural and creative organisations and smaller creative businesses.

* Located at the heart of London's arts and media industries.
* Guest lectures from industry professionals and researchers provide up-to-date knowledge of current debates and trends.
* Optional internship programme (selective intake) with opportunities in a range of leading organisations.

Provides a critical understanding of the cultural and creative industries for graduates seeking a career in the arts or creative industries or for professionals wishing to enhance their existing knowledge and career prospects. Can also prepare students for doctoral research in culture, media and creative industries. Meanwhile, it is important to know that we are not a media, communications or journalism studies programme. If you wish to follow a career in these areas, MA CCI will only be relevant in so far as your interests relate specifically to the cultural and creative industries (e.g. performing and visual arts, cultural heritage, film and music).

This interdisciplinary programme allows students to examine the structure and history of the cultural and creative industries and explore practical and theoretical issues facing cultural entrepreneurs, professionals and policy-makers. It uses a range of analytical tools from sociology, history and cultural studies, and draws on teaching, research and professional expertise from both King's academics and professionals working in the field.
Core modules examine cultural theory and history and the nature of cultural industries and creative organisations.

Optional modules include

* Art of Management: Management of Art;
* Contextualising Creativity;
* "Creatives" working in the Cultural Industries;
* Culture and Commerce;
* Cultural Markets;
* Cultural Policy;
* Film and American Culture;
* Internship in the cultural and creative industries;
* Youth Subcultures;
* Music and American Culture;
* Digital Industries & Internet Culture;
* Fashion, Culture & Society;
* Bodies & Identities in Digital Media;
* Digital Culture and Political Protest;
* The Aesthetic Economy & Aesthetic Markets;
* Gender, Media & Culture;
* Visual Culture;
* Transnational Screen Production;
* Readings in the Music Business;
* Two modules on the contemporary museum taught at Tate Modern.

Students on the internship module undertake work experience in the arts or creative industries, and write a self-assessment looking at the skills, knowledge and motivation needed to build a career in these industries.
Previous students have interned at the National Theatre, Barbican Centre, British Council, British Film Institute, Hayward Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Screen Digest, The British Museum, CIDA (Cultural Industries Development Agency), MTV, Donmar Warehouse, Google and the V&A Museum.

Finally, students research and write a supervised dissertation on a chosen topic within the field.

Core programme content

* Analysing the Cultural and Creative Industries
* Contested Culture: Formations
* Dissertation
* Research Approaches for the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Indicative non-core content

* The Aesthetic Economy and Aethetic Markets
* Art of Management: Management of Art
* Contextualising Creativity
* The Creative City
* "Creatives": Working in the Cultural Industries
* Culture and Commerce
* Cultural Markets
* Cultural Policy
* Digital Industries and Internet Culture
* Fashion, Culture and Society
* Film and American Culture
* Inside Today's Museum (taught at Tate Modern)
* Internship in the Cultural and Creative Industries
* Music and American Culture
* Towards Tomorrow's Museum (taught at Tate Modern)
* Visual Culture
* Youth Subcultures
* Digital Culture and Political Protest
* Transnational Screen Production
* Readings in the Music Business

Exams; essays; dissertation.

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in any discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required. A written personal statement, emphasising both qualifying background and reasons for selecting this programme, will be required. A sample of academic writing should be submitted. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

Self-funded; Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries.

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