Taught course

Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship: Music Pathway

Goldsmiths, University of London · Music

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Evidence of some engagement with or experience of contemporary music making as a performer or creative artist is desirable, whether in classical, popular or world music genres, together with some understanding of management/administration issues as they particularly relate to music and musicians. The programme also welcomes applications from students who are practising musicians who may wish to enhance their entrepreneurial skills, or develop a specific music-related company or business.

Months of entry


Course content

The Music Pathway of the MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship allows you to develop the business/entrepreneurial skills and attributes to commercialise on your creative and cultural practices and/or knowledge.

You will be able to build on a historical and theoretical understanding of cultural and creative industries and the development of a cultural economy to create your own creative initiatives, which might be research-based, policy-based, practice-based, or a combination of any or all of these.
The MA is taught in partnership by a number of departments within Goldsmiths and with key individuals and organisations in the creative and cultural industries sector.
Our collective approach is to integrate entrepreneurship within the development of creative practices and to take a ‘creative’ approach to the development of new businesses and the infrastructure that supports them.

What you study
In all pathways, this Masters programme contains four taught modules and a further dissertation/portfolio component. Music Pathway students choose an option offered by the Music Department for module II. To encourage collaborative learning we try to teach all students together wherever possible, irrespective of their particular pathway.
Module I: Theories of the Culture Industry: work, creativity and precariousness (30 CATS)
Module II: Creative Practice (30 CATS)
Module III: Entrepreneurial Modelling (30 CATS)
Module IV: Entrepreneurial Practices and Modes of Production within one creative industry sector (30 CATS)
Module V: Dissertation or Project/Portfolio plus reflective analysis (60 CATS)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7078 5300