This Pre-Masters programme is aimed at postgraduate students who are considering undertaking an MA in subjects related to the cultural and creative industries, but need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/diploma-creative-cultural-industries/
You'll also have the opportunity to study some background theory, and to familiarise yourself both with ways of working in British academic culture and in the standards required at Masters degree level.
If you wish to go on to study either at Goldsmiths or elsewhere in Britain you'll be given help and support in finding an appropriate programme.
If you pass the programme at the required level, you can progress onto these Goldsmiths degrees:
- MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy
- MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship
See the website http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/diploma-creative-cultural-industries/
Half of the programme is made up of English for Academic Purposes modules, concentrating on different areas of language development, made up of:
- Academic Writing and Grammar Development
- Academic Listening and Speaking
Two further modules consider interdisciplinary themes and integrate academic content with language and study skills development. These modules provide a useful background for students in European intellectual approaches and some key theories of relevance to a range of academic disciplines.
Finally, you will take two introductory modules in the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship.
You will have a personal tutor and will receive support in researching and considering the MA degree options for your future studies.
You are encouraged throughout the programme to work independently and in particular to use the resources available in the Goldsmiths Library.
Continuous assessment includes regular seminar presentations and researched essays. There will also be written, listening and oral examinations.
Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
The creative industries and cultural sector are continuing to grow at a rapid rate. In the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) we specialise in preparing our students to understand, manage and innovate in these fascinating areas.
Many of our programmes are taught in partnership with international, regional and local cultural organisations, giving you the opportunity to gain direct experience of professional practice.
Skills & Careers
This programme will develop your skills in:
- Critical reasoning
- Textual interpretation
- Oral and written communication
Successful completion at the required level will guarantee you a place on a relevant Goldsmiths degree programme.
Find out how to apply here - http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/apply/
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You should normally be expected to meet any particular entry requirements of the degree you intend to progress onto.