You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Experience in drama, dance, performance and theatre studies, and/or performing arts management at undergraduate level is desirable; if you don't have this experience, you may need to demonstrate your potential ability in – and sensitivity to – these areas. We also welcome applications from practicing artists or those who have been involved in an area of production and wish to develop a performing arts company or business. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
Months of entry
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 will be 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 Master’s programme contains four taught courses and a further dissertation/portfolio component. All students take courses I and III, and Theatre and Performance Pathway students choose options in performing arts for courses II and IV. Attendance is mandatory for all taught sections of the programme. To encourage collaborative learning we try to teach all students together wherever possible, irrespective of their particular pathway.
- Course I: Theories of the Culture Industry: work, creativity and precariousness;
- Course II: Creative Practice;
- Course III: Entrepreneurial Modelling;
- Course IV: Entrepreneurial Practices;
- Course V: Dissertation or Project/Portfolio plus reflective analysis.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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