Taught course

Creative Entrepreneurship

University of East Anglia · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good degree (min 2:1 or international equivalent) in a humanities or social sciences subject. A degree is preferable but not essential; the applicant's full background and experience will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The only course of its kind available in the UK, this innovative Master’s degree designed for artists, writers, musicians, composers, performing artists and recent Arts graduates seeking to create a career in visual arts, music, literature or cultural endeavours.


Be inspired by cultural leaders and work with fellow creative practitioners to give you a broad understanding of how the arts sector functions. Supported by UEA’s experienced team of Arts professionals, you will develop your key creative skills to succeed by studying: copyright and contracts, financial management for self-employment, effective communications, public relations, digital technology, social media strategies, resources, fundraising and your target market.


This programme is supported by over twenty specialist visitors to reflect the goals of each cohort of students. Taught sessions are held two days per week to enable students to continue their creative practice. The course comprises four taught modules and a dissertation or creative equivalent.


The course is connected with the University of East Anglia's Schools of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and Art, Media and American Studies as well as the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the Norwich Writers Centre. Speakers are drawn from across the UK creative industries including the Arts Council, Charitable Trusts, Corporate Sponsors, National Lottery and Local Authorities. Leading professionals provide technical briefings in financial management, communications, law, marketing and digital technology. Seminars and talks are given by publishers, agents, collectors, curators, concert promoters and festival directors.


Graduates of this Master’s degree from the UK, USA, China, Russia and the Far East have already achieved success in establishing their creative careers. These students went on to diverse careers where they: formed theatre companies, published creative writing, held gallery exhibitions, appeared in the West End, recorded albums, produced street art, championed environmental projects, poetry slams, run festivals and launched pop-up creative enterprises.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities. This funding is part of UEA’s dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • American Studies
  • Art History and World Art Studies
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Political, Social and International Studies

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515