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Project Management for Creative Practitioners - MSc

Course content

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
-Developing a pragmatic understanding of the political, social and economic relationships between public, private, commercial and philanthropic organisations.

Assessment

Workshops, seminars, lectures from academic staff and visiting industry specialists, field trips, workplace learning compacts, and blended learning will apply.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Modules
-Project Management for Creative Practitioners 1
-Project Management for Creative Practitioners 2
-Digital Research Methods
-Placement Project

Visit the Project Management for Creative Practitioners - MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

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