M.A. On Campus

Creative Enterprise Art Pathway

University of Reading

12 months
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


​The Creative Enterprise Art Pathway degree offered at the University of Reading will be ideal programme for those looking to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector.


At the University of Reading studying the Creative Enterprise Art Pathway will combine leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and the School of Law, and provides a platform for you to progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms. 

It is suitable for students from a range of subject backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career as a creative, entrepreneur or manager within the creative sector, and will provide valuable experience of major galleries, museums and collections and engage in public exhibitions and curatorial projects.

You will be taught by dynamic, high-profile international artists. All of our staff are practising artists, curators and writers and our research-led teaching offers opportunities for you to engage with exhibition and curatorial initiatives, theoretical texts and publication projects. Join a vibrant community of artists, writers and curators focused on the entrepreneurial education in the business of art.

The art pathway develops your individual practice and research within a collaborative environment with opportunities to engage in public exhibitions and curatorial projects. 

Modules draw on the research strengths of art at Reading in a distinctive blend of critical practice and theory. Together, we map the contemporary art world exploring the production, dispersion and critical analysis of art and its institutions.

Combine modules in management and entrepreneurship with a selection of modules in critical art practice and theory.

Postgraduate environment

Our postgraduate environment extends out from Reading through our external exhibitions, symposia and workshops, and participation in our Asia network means you will have opportunities to exhibit in Japan, China and South Korea. 

Plus, our associate partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, gives you membership for events, internship opportunities and seminar space in London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical practice or dissertation
  • International study visit
  • Mapping the art world
  • Management in creative and cultural industries
  • Entrepreneurial management for creative artists

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Your undergraduate degree should be in art, art history or a related humanities subject, with significant experience of critical study and/or practice. You will need to submit a portfolio of current work.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 9 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Creative Enterprise Art Pathway
University of Reading


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!

Tuition fee settings