Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Arts, Business and Creativity

This course provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates. It will suit those who want to start, develop and manage a business or work freelance in a creative industry. Newcastle University Business School developed the course in collaboration with the School of Arts and Cultures and key creative industry stakeholders. The course examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political and increasingly, international contexts. At the same time, it provides students with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, preferably in any subject which provides a basis for involvement in the creative industries, such as media; design; fine arts; music or music technology; film; photography; creative writing; computer graphics; acting. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if students have a 2:2 Honours degrees or non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub sections), or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Arts as enterprise freelancing in arts and culture 1; business enterprise for postgraduate students; research methods; arts, business, creativity extended project (dissertation); understanding and managing creative enterprises; arts as enterprise - freelancing in arts and culture 2; understanding and managing creativity.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Newcastle University Business School
Telephone number: 
0191 208 1503