M.A. Blended

Arts and Cultural Enterprise

University of the Arts London (UAL)

24 months
10355 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Arts and Cultural Enterprise programme from University of the Arts London (UAL) teaches you to generate original ideas for arts and cultural events as well as how to realise them.


Alongside critical and creative thinking, you will acquire business skills which are highly attractive to potential employers. You will learn how to manage creativity, but also how to bring creativity to management. This course is part of the Culture and Enterprise programme.

Why choose this Arts and Cultural Enterprise programme from University of the Arts London (UAL)

  • Global group perspective: This course has two cohorts – one in London and one in Hong Kong. This allows collaboration across time zones with a diverse group of peers, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on arts and cultural enterprise.
  • Flexible learning: As a blended-learning programme, the course offers both the benefits of face-to-face study and the flexibility of online learning. You also don't need to live in London or give up work or care duties to enrol on the course.
  • Individual learning: Students are encouraged to apply their learning to their own professional contexts and can choose to pursue a practice-based final project or a dissertation.

Careers and alumni

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.

Specific roles a graduate might fulfil include: festival director; event manager; cultural sector entrepreneur; senior manager within an arts institution or organisation; cultural policy adviser within government; arts and community engagement adviser within a corporate enterprise; consultant to creative sector venture capital funds and angel investors (investors from the not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors).

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Contexts – Local and Global Challenges 
  • Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Business Models and Planning 
  • Focus
  • Dissertation or live project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An honours degree from disciplines such as fine art or design, the humanities, social sciences, politics or economics, or other areas of creative practice such as performance
  • Or an equivalent EU/international qualification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10355 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10355 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Flexible mode fees: 

  • Home: £1,225 per 20 credit unit (Flexible mode)

  • International: £2,300 per 20 credit unit (Flexible mode)

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.


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.

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