University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Creative Professional Development

**WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?** This PgCert Creative Professional Development course develops your skills in professional behaviours, enterprise and leadership. It enhances your employability and provides a route to further study. This is an online course, so you can study flexibly around other commitments. You can still use our on-campus workshops and other facilities and attend the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries guest lecture and events programme. The course is open to University of Portsmouth graduates only. Substantial bursaries are available if you are unemployed. **WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?** On this course you can: Develop your leadership skills Explore mindsets, professionalism and project management Get insight into working for an existing employer or setting up your own business Find out about creative and industrial practices useful for your own career development **WHAT OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT IT LEAD TO?** Job roles graduates have gone onto include: Children's book author/illustrator Animator, storyboard artist and digital illustrator Graphic/editorial designer Web designer Games developer Sound engineer Lecturer in photography Textile designer Architect Copywriter Arts administrator Film producer Production manager

Course modules

The course is taught online. You can also attend additional events on campus and use our extensive range of studios, workshops and other facilities. The online material includes webinars and tutorials. You will study units on leadership and working in the creative industries, build your portfolio and enhance your professional practice. The course also gives you an insight into postgraduate study and looks at how you can do further postgraduate study and research. Core units include: Portfolios, Projects, Planning Enterprise, Experience, Employment Research, Review, Reinvent

Assessment methods

There is ongoing assessment embedded in the teaching materials, which includes quizzes and targeted tasks. You will also submit online work including portfolios and extended reports. These will feed through each unit, creating an ongoing record of professional and academic development, focused on your personal creative practice or career aims.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) January 2018 GBP 1,400 per Whole course (Home/EU) 4 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (full-time) January 2019 GBP 1,400 per Whole course (Home/EU) 4 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) January 2019 GBP 1,400 per Whole course (Home/EU) 8 Months

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