Taught course

Global Creative and Cultural Industries

Institution
SOAS University of London · History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

SOAS has general minimum entrance requirements for registration for a postgraduate taught degree and these can be viewed on our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Students will likely fall into two types. The first group will typically be interested in pursuing careers as practitioners, managers, consultants, policy advisers and entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Such students will typically take advantage of the potentials to hone practical/core skills, to develop their knowledge base about creative and cultural industries in a global context, and to maximise the ‘Directed Study in Industry’ opportunity.

The second group will typically be more concerned with developing academic research in the creative and cultural sectors, and the intersections between industry, cultural policy and international development. Such students will most likely concentrate their programme of study on the regional and theoretical courses available.

The MA, then, is suitable for those seeking employment as practitioners, managers, consultants, policy advisers and entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries, and for those who aspire to a Research degree.

Over the past decades the creative and cultural industries have become the focus of a huge amount of research and critical debate. As digitisation transforms the media industries, from music streaming to on-demand TV, there has been an increasing recognition of the economic and cultural value of art, museums, video games and 'heritage'. This programme offers the unique opportunity to critically analyse these developments in a fully global context, across the full range of School of Arts modules in Media, Music and Art and Archaeology.

Students can tailor their studies to focus on particular regions, art forms or themes, choosing from the wide array of modules that reflect the unique regional focus available at SOAS, and gain access to world-leading experts on the music, culture and traditions of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Alongside critical analysis and regional expertise students can choose from a number of practical hands-on modules, in sound recording, podcasting and broadcasting, that will enable them to enhance their skill-set.

This programme has been designed for those seeking to work in some capacity in the creative and cultural sector - either as an artist or producer, or in cultural policy, development or analysis. It also suits anyone looking to establish a research profile in Global Creative and Cultural Industries.

For further details, contact Dr Caspar Melville.

Email: cm54@soas.ac.uk

Information for international students

Information, including English language requirements, can be found here: International students

Fees and funding

Please check our website for details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment
Email
study@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7898 4700