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Creative Industries and Arts Organisation

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
20750 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Managing exciting cultural initiatives takes more than just creativity and vision. This Creative Industries and Arts Organisation MA programme offered at Queen Mary University of London will develop your leadership and organisational skills so that you can deliver projects that you're passionate about.


What you'll study

This Creative Industries and Arts Organisation MA programme offered at Queen Mary University of London will provide you with strategic research and consultancy capacity for work in the creative industries. Building on a resilient and sustainability-oriented network of practitioners, creatives, organisers and strategic collaborators, this course offers a complex view of the (often precarious) forms of work and organisation that have emerged in the creative sectors. 

We draw from existing knowledge in the departments of Drama, Film, Law, English and Geography, and the School of Business and Management. As well as business modules, you can take four art-centred modules, such as French Film, Mental Health and Theatre, or Cultural Geography. This allows you to gain a full-spectrum understanding of the industry and to tailor your learning to suit your career trajectory.

You will delve into subjects at the heart of the creative industries, including:

  • equality and diversity
  • ethical marketing
  • democratic cultural administration
  • critical management and organisational studies
  • digital communication
  • fundraising
  • project management.

You will research the organisational practices of partner organisations and through open discussions, debates and guest speakers (artists, creatives, arts administrators, cultural organisers). You will gain experience in business and public engagement strategy, collaborative leadership, organisational behaviour, and global value chain ecologies in arts and cultural organisations in London. 

You will become confident in collaborative action research, ethical human resource management and sustainable partnership development and you’ll understand how to organise resilient  creative and cultural partnerships.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Activist Film
  • Marketing Management
  • The Business of Film
  • Performing Mental Health
  • Contemporary French Cinema 
  • Leadership Seminar 
  • Creative Industries and Arts Organisation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in any subject.
Other routes
  • Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MA Creative Industries and Arts Organisation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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