MSc Creative and Cultural Industries Management

Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

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I was attracted by the small class sizes and combination of the interactive teaching programme and research project within an organisation to provide real-world work experience.

Jessica Pickard, postgraduate student in Sheffield University Management School

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

Sheffield may be one of the best places in the UK to take a course like this.

The percentage of people working in the creative industries here is much higher than the national average. We have the best theatre scene outside London, the largest independent cinema, and galleries with links to the Tate and the V&A.

Of course, we maintain close relationships with the key players. Visits to various organisations are an integral part of the course. And many of our students volunteer in the sector.

The course, which includes field trips and guest lecturers from the industries, provides general training in management with the emphasis on understanding and managing creative enterprises and cultural organisations.

When you graduate, you'll also qualify for the Chartered Management Institute's Advanced Diploma in Management

Core modules

  • Introduction to the Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Critical Theories and Concepts in the Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Cultural Marketing
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Research Methods
  • Managing Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Fundraising Management
  • Sponsorship, Philanthropy and the State
  • Managing Creative Brands
  • Managing Festivals, Events and Creative Performances
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Choose one from:

  • Arts Fairs, Festivals and Exhibitions
  • Heritage, Place and Community
  • Music Management Environments

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Group work for collaborative learning
  • Web-based discussion groups

Assessment

  • Individual assignments
  • Group projects
  • End-of-semester exams
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

Sheffield may be one of the best places in the UK to take a course like this. The percentage of people working in the creative industries here is much higher than the national average. We have the best theatre scene outside London, the largest independent cinema, and galleries with links to the Tate and the VandA.

This course provides general training in management with the emphasis on understanding and managing creative enterprises and cultural organisations.

There are field trips and guest lecturers from the industries. You can also apply to base your dissertation on a project with a high profile arts organisation or event in the city.

When you graduate, you’ll also qualify for the Chartered Management Institute’s Advanced Diploma in Management.

Core modules

  • Introduction to the Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Critical Theories and Concepts in the Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Cultural Marketing
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Research Methods
  • Managing Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Fundraising Management: sponsorship, philanthropy and the state
  • Managing Creative Brands
  • Managing Festivals, Events and Creative Performances
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

One of the following:

  • Arts Fairs, Festivals and Exhibitions
  • Heritage, Place and Community
  • Music Management Environments

Teaching

Lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning, and web-based discussion groups.

Assessment

Individual assignments, group projects, end-of-semester examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Most of our courses require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.