Develop your expertise for a management career in the creative industries.
Gain the knowledge, practical expertise, and critical skills to become a leader in the cultural and creative sectors.
Whether you are from a management or cultural industries background, you’ll benefit from core modules covering management, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, finance and law.
You’ll be taught by experienced academic staff , many of whom have well-established professional experience working in the creative industries and in management roles more broadly.
You’ll gain both theoretical insights and critical analyses of current issues in the industry, together with practical professional skills. Students also take part in cultural field trips, gaining the opportunity to experience how managers work in their own business environments.
You will gain professional work experience as a consultant for an external partner and will have access to masterclasses on leadership and management from industry professionals.
You will be able to undertake a voluntary work placement and gain digital skills whilst supporting a nonprofit in and around the York area.
Modules led by the School for Business and Society and the School of Arts and Creative Technologies.
Students work with industry professionals in our Collaborative Project module.
York is a UNESCO City of Media Arts, part of the creative cities network and recognised for digital innovation and media arts. The city and wider region are home to acclaimed museums, galleries and a lively arts scene.
Our course focuses on developing your professional capabilities, and you can tailor your learning to suit your interests and professional needs with option modules and project work.
You'll study core modules in business, and choose modules from a wide variety of options in different specialist areas. Applied collaborative and independent project work will equip you with leadership, management and project management skills and develop your creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
You will take core modules which may include:
You will also study two option modules. Please note that any option modules listed are subject to change. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:
The options available to you will be confirmed later in the year. For further information please get in touch.
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Our course structures are changing in September 2023. Find out more about how this course may be affected.
You'll follow your own interests and ambitions to undertake an individual project with the support of your academic supervisor. Your chosen area will relate to how a creative manager works to make a creative project happen. You’ll enhance your ability to lead and manage a practical or theoretical project, and you’ll consolidate your skills in research, design, planning, execution and critical evaluation. Project examples might be an extended business plan, a prospectus for a new creative project including funding options or a dissertation.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Study mode||UK (home)||International and EU|
|Full-time (1 year)||£11,770||£27,200|
Students on a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 Visa) are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
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Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2023/24 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
Further details of subject-specific funding.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
The course involves a range of different teaching styles, including problem-based learning, collaborative work and practical activities. You'll be taught by research-active, creative professionals across performance arts, music, sound, creative writing, curatorship, immersive and interactive media; what you learn at York stems directly from current research and practice.
You'll also have the opportunity to attend events such as talks, productions and festivals outside of your modules. You'll be assigned a member of our teaching staff who will act as your personal supervisor for the duration of the course. They are there to give advice on academic matters as well as other areas of University life.
You will be based in the School of Arts and Creative Technologies and the School for Business and Society. Most of your contact hours will be on Campus East and Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You'll be assessed throughout your course. Some modules have an early assessment that contributes a small amount to your final mark and gives an opportunity to check your progress.
Types of assessment vary depending on the module and include the following:
The School for Business and Society is an institutional partner of Responsible Research in Business and Management to advance and promote responsible research in business and management for a better world.
Modules on law and finance, interactive media, music, theatre, film and television.
We expect graduates from this programme to move onto roles in arts and cultural management, creative business development and production, marketing, arts finance and funding.
|Undergraduate degree||2:1 or equivalent. If you hold a qualification below 2:1 or equivalent, relevant prior experience of an appropriate nature, may be considered.|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, minimum 169 in each component|
|Duolingo||120, minimum 105 in all other components|
|LanguageCert SELT||B2 with 33/50 in each component|
|LanguageCert IESOL||B2 Communicator: Pass with 33/50 in each component|
|PTE Academic||61, minimum 55 in each component|
|TOEFL||87, minimum of 21 in each component|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all requirements|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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