The creative and cultural industries form an increasingly significant sector and are a source of entrepreneurship, inspiration and sustainable economic development. The Green Paper - Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries (2010) noted 'Many recent studies have shown that the cultural and creative industries represent highly innovative companies with a great economic potential and are one of Europe's most dynamic sectors, contributing around 2.6 % to GDP, with a high growth potential and providing quality jobs to around 5 million people across Europe. It also noted the need for the development of entrepreneurial and business skills to maximise innovation and the economic, social and cultural potential of the sector.
Our BA Cultural Industries Management programme aims to develop your understanding of management issues as they apply to the cultural industries. The programme has sustainable and ethical thinking at its core and as a learner you will challenge existing paradigms, interrogate new paradigms and debate business solutions which will focus on developing and sustaining cultural industries as part of the wider economy and community.
As a student of the programme you will experience a flexible, transformational learning approach which aims to increase your employability not just today, but for the rapidly evolving workplace of the future. A report by the World Economic Forum notes that by 2020 35% of the skills that are considered important for today's employment will have changed; according to the report, the top three skills required by the workforce will be complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. By studying BA Cultural Industries Management with us you will gain the skills and abilities to creatively solve the problems of the future by engaging in problem based learning which aims to transforms your thinking about rural enterprise, makes you question the accepted and immerses you in collaboration.
As a BA Cultural Industries Management student at UWTSD's Carmarthen Business School you will be part of a supportive learning community with enthusiastic, research active staff who endeavor to help you maximize your time at UWTSD. We have a progressive and transformational approach to learning that builds independence and self-determination in our learners.
This is a new programme for 2017 which builds on our expertise in business management and cultural industries. Our 2016 NSS scores for Carmarthen Business School were our best ever and show that:
98% of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things; 98% of students agreed that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching; 98% of students agreed that they have received sufficient advice and support with their studies; 93% of students agreed that the course is well organised and is running smoothly; 93% of students were satisfied with their overall experience - NSS 2016.
As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake an internship, engage in fieldwork and benefit from a range of guest lectures from creative entrepreneurs and cultural industries. We have links with a wide range of organisations, many of whom offer the opportunity for our students to engage in live project work as part of their studies. Our students also have the opportunity to take an International study abroad semester, offered in universities in the USA and Canada.
Outside of your course, UWTSD's Carmarthen Campus provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment where first class learning spaces and high quality resources combine with green lawns, landscaped areas and flexible social spaces.
- Global Business Challenges
- Distinctiveness and Regeneration
- Contemporary Business Approaches
- Financial Management
- Learning and Collaboration for Global Citizenship
- Generating Business Data and Analysis
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- The Inter-cultural Workplace
- Business Inquiry and Research
- Technological Change and Innovation
- Internships and Volunteerism
- Cultural Event Management
- Intellectual Property Rights and the Regulation of Culture
- Social and Ethical Marketing
- Globally Responsible Business
- Strategies for Resilience and Prosperity
- Sustainable Business Project
- Internships and Volunteerism
- Creative Industries Policy and Funding
- Culture, Language and Regeneration
- Business Law and Taxation
The BA Cultural Industries Management programme is assessed by a combination of innovative and more traditional methods which are designed to develop students' understanding, problem solving and creative thinking during their three years of study.
The programme boasts a high employability rate for graduating students who are in work within six months of completing the degree. A significant number of graduates also progress to postgraduate studies at this and other universities.
The friendly approach of the University allows early identification of learning needs and support for skill enhancement. This includes respect for specialist needs. There is a learning support team who run regular workshops and tutorials in basic and advanced skill development. The close working relationships between tutors and students and students and their classmates nurtures a positive, active learning environment.
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