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Arts and Cultural Enterprise, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The  MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise at University of the Arts London (UAL) acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them.


The MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise at University of the Arts London (UAL) begins with a definition of enterprise as engaging with projects that are new, challenging and complex. It aims to enable you to gain a unique skill and knowledge set to become an active creator in arts management and cultural production, whether as entrepreneurs, or within larger existing cultural organisations, anywhere in the world.

The course is aimed at graduates with some work experience who wish to challenge themselves by gaining a critical understanding of our world today, in order to develop innovative approaches to arts management and cultural production. Focusing on the core capabilities of CSM, and its central role in the future of arts, design and other creative industries, it will offer you insights into aspects of cultural policy and governance, an introduction to business skills and processes, and strategic planning, which will equip you to shape creative futures. It will encourage radical thinking, based on creative research, analysis, and a deep understanding of the value of the cultural economy to the wider economic, political and social environment in which it is located.


The MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise aims to prepare graduates for the next step in their careers, whether that be a management position or a role within a leading team in the field of arts and cultural production. The entrepreneurial spirit of the course might also encourage some graduates to set up their own company or creative practice, or to work as a consultant.

Other areas of employment that this course might lead to include cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies, cultural and live events companies and orchestras, broadcasters and publishers. Governance, policy and communication positions are also within the remit of the course. Overall, the course prepares graduates for careers where culture, economy and policy come together.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Researching Arts and Cultural Enterprise
  • Practice, Policy and Markets
  •  Contexts – Local and Global Challenges
  •  Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Business Models and Finance
  •  Focus: Social Impact and Innovation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      • Option 1: Part-time study - 90 weeks over 2 years
      •  Option 2: Flexible learning option - a unit by unit approach that allows candidates up to 5 years to complete.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree OR
  • An equivalent EU / international qualification.
  • AND a minimum of two years’ work experience in the arts, design, performance or creative business management and administration sectors.

Computer equipment requirements

  • A recent computer with an up-to-date operating system and web browser (smartphones and tablets can also be used, but are subject to some restrictions during the live classes)
  • A reliable, fast broadband connection (slow internet connection can affect the learner experience, especially during a live session in a virtual classroom)
  • A microphone
  • A webcam 
  • Headphones (a headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9965 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9965 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5445 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5445 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Flexible learning option:

  • Home/EU: £1,325 per 20 credit unit and £3,975 for 60 credits
  • International: £2,500 per 20 credit unit; £7,500 per 60 credit unit.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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