Our Arts, Business and Creativity MA provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who aspire to a variety of careers in a creative industry.
What you'll learn
The course is for creative graduates who want to turn their artistic and creative talents to a viable career or business start-up. It will also suit those involved in developing and growing enterprises within the sector.
It has been designed specifically for individuals with some involvement in or experience of creative industries.
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
- create business, marketing and promotional plans suitable for use within the creative industries
- develop and apply advanced management tools and techniques to support profitability, sustainability and growth within the context of commercially creative work
- demonstrate enhanced skills in decision-making and critical thinking
- act autonomously in planning and implementing projects at a professional level
- develop your strategic and creative thinking
- recognise the need for change and the ability to manage this change
- establish and manage a real-life business
Since entrepreneurship education needs to be experiential, there is a significant practical element to the course, including:
- starting up an enterprise
- acting as a consultant in a creative business
- working with practitioners across the sector
Course recognition by professional bodies
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
Practitioner and research led teaching
The quality of the teaching staff on this course guarantees not only teaching of current theoretical trends and debates, but also the practical value of each subject within the context of the overall course.
Several of our academic staff have experience as successful entrepreneurs, consultants or top level managers, and are top researchers:
- Dr Paul Richter (Degree Programme Director)
- Mr David Butler
- Dr Karen Elliott
- Professor Mo O’Toole
- Mr Leigh Sear
- Dr Fiona Whitehurst.
A number of the course team members are involved in a major UK Research Council-funded research project - Creative Fuse North East - involving five of the region's universities. The project is focused on understanding and supporting the region's creative, digital and IT companies.
The course has been developed in conjunction with industry practitioners and is taught by a team of academics with strong links to regional organisations and extensive professional backgrounds in the business world.
The course is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits. All modules are compulsory.
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:
- regional, national and international thought leaders
- leading professions.
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café.
View some of the Business School facilities.
The course was created in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries.
It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political and increasingly, international contexts. It provides you with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.
See the How to Apply section in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.