Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Project Management for Creative Practitioners

Institution
Kingston University · Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A BA (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in arts, design or related professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Please note this course is subject to validation.

Choose Kingston's Project Management for Creative Practitioners MSc

This programme builds on Kingston University's international reputation for excellence in creative arts and design. Its purpose is to support creative practitioners who are seeking to extend or deepen their capacity to run their own practices successfully, or to move into new types of associated work in which they will lead, manage or facilitate larger enterprises or projects. The programme will thus provide early and mid-career opportunity to creative practitioners from Kingston's own alumni cohorts, both recent and longer term, as well as from elsewhere in the industry. Mentoring from remunerated industry professionals is a key component of the masters programme. In most cases it is explicitly linked to the work placement.

Key features

  • You will develop analytical, practical, leadership, project management and entrepreneurial skills relevant to the cultural and creative industries.
  • Mentoring from remunerated industry professionals is a key component of the programme. In most cases it is explicitly linked to a work placement.
  • You will work with partners in the public and private sectors to develop long term connectivity with organisations and individuals.
  • You will be encouraged to be a leader or entrepreneur with an informed sense of social responsibility and ethics in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.
  • The course will enable you to engage fully with international and national opportunities in your field.
  • You will have opportunity to engage with creative professionals and practitioners from across the art and design economy.
What will you study

The course is multi-disciplinary in so far as the student body comprises creative professionals and practitioners from across the art and design economy. Project management will be taught through tailored provision of content with an emphasis on:

  • creative responses to working in differently scaled organisations;
  • negotiating with non-creatives, building and executing strategies for funding and marketing, creating business strategies in a cultural economy;
  • team building;
  • resource management;
  • risk assessment;
  • professional writing; and
  • developing a pragmatic understanding of the political, social and economic relationships between public, private, commercial and philanthropic organisations.

What will you study?

The course is multi-disciplinary in so far as the student body comprises creative professionals and practitioners from across the art and design economy. Project management will be taught through tailored provision of content with an emphasis on:

  • creative responses to working in differently scaled organisations;
  • negotiating with non-creatives, building and executing strategies for funding and marketing, creating business strategies in a cultural economy;
  • team building;
  • resource management;
  • risk assessment;
  • professional writing; and
  • developing a pragmatic understanding of the political, social and economic relationships between public, private, commercial and philanthropic organisations.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Fees and funding

Fees to be confirmed.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 544973/+44 (0)20 3308 9930