Taught course

Culture Industry

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Centre for Cultural Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Degree of at least UK upper second class (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Our MA in Culture Industry will allow you to explore the interface between contemporary economics and culture, from the scale of a start-up or artwork to that of governmental policy, a city, or the global marketplace.

Taking full advantage of the UK’s leading role in the creative industries, and London’s status as a world city, this course creates opportunities for you to do placements, make projects, go on field trips and meet leading creative practitioners and theorists, giving you first-hand experience of the fast moving creative economy.

Within the accelerated climate of digital networks and globalization, the forms and behaviour of culture are mutating, converting the workshop into the handheld device and the cinema and gallery into the bedroom. This course is aimed at creative practitioners, entrepreneurs and theorists wanting to experiment with these changes, and set them into a historically and discursively rich framework. Through participant observation, critical theory, and playful experiment, the course will not just prepare you for a career in the cultural sector, but help you to engage with it imaginatively, critically and tactically.

Students on the Culture Industry MA have secured placements at the BBC, Stephen Graham gallery, White Cube gallery, SHAPE Arts, Chinatown Oral History Project, Maximum Rock n Roll, the British Council, Black Dog Publishing, Resonance FM, Glasgow Biennale, London Architecture Week, Glastonbury Festival, London Film Festival, the British Museum, South Bank Centre, Grizedale Arts, the Japan Foundation, the London Anime and Gaming Con, and Sound and Music.

Students’ projects are very diverse, and have included exhibitions, publications, websites, photographic projects, market stalls, travel guides, films, novels, app prototypes, ethnographies, and community resource projects.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300