Kingston University

Kingston University

Music and the Creative Economy

The course will help improve and expand your technical music skills, while teaching you the business know-how to get your ideas off the ground. This MA is suitable for graduates and for industry professionals alike. It is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class degree or above in a relevant area; 2 years' work experience in the creative industries; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English are expected to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Design thinking and entrepreneurship in practice; managing creativity and innovation; leadership in the creative economy; contemporary issues in the creative economy; colloquia; psychology of musical learning; comparative international music education; music education in the UK; popular music composition; recording techniques; advanced production of popular music; sound design; marketing of popular music; personal research project.

Assessment methods

Assessments include essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final personal research project (approximately 15,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

Key information

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0844 855 2177