Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Creative Enterprise and Innovation (Taught)

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Course summary

Innovation is crucial for future proofing society. Informed by economic, ethical, societal and technological contexts, it requires an entrepreneurial mindset which is adaptable to constant change. This Masters Degree in Creative Enterprise and Innovation aims to develop and launch students' own businesses through research-led practice and practice-led research, provides an academic pathway through which you can develop your enterprise idea and advance your business proposition ready for commercial development or launch. It aims to evolve your entrepreneurial approaches to their practice, equipping you with the research and business skills needed for starting and sustaining a business. Our Creative Enterprise MA allows you to explore a research and enterprise interest in relation to art and design, design craft, the cultural and creative industries or social enterprise; providing an environment for you to benefit from others working in neighbouring creative practices. The programme enables you to establish and expand specialised knowledge through research-led practice and practice-led research spanning human centred design, wellbeing and inclusive design, human experience and ethical, sustainable practices. We will enable you to locate your research interests within the wider global, ethical, social and political contexts relevant to the landscape of contemporary art and design research, fostering the critical thinking that will assist you in your career.


In Semester 1 you will undertake two integrated parallel modules: Research, Empathise, Discover and Methodologies. ART7770 Research, Empathise, Discover (40 credits), ART7771 Methodologies (20 credits). In Semester 2 you will undertake two integrated parallel common modules: Idea and Contexts. ART7773 Idea (40 credits), ART7772 Contexts (20 credits). In Semester 3 you will undertake one module: Output. The module is comprised of two integrated activities equivalent to 60 credits. ART7774 Output (60 credits). Exit points/Awards: On completing 60 credits in total, students may be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate. On completing 120 credits in total students may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.

Assessment method

The learning outcomes are assessed within the modules through a variety of methods including essays, presentations and project work etc, as seen in individual module descriptors. Assessment takes place at strategic points in the academic year to enable and support your continued development. Group critiques and tutorials offer continuous feedback opportunities. Peer and self-assessment is used extensively.

Entry requirements

You will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a design, design crafts, or creative Industries discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiential Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study, which could include business studies, and business management. In addition, those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £1140 Module
England £1140 Module
Northern Ireland £1140 Module
Scotland £1140 Module
Wales £1140 Module

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Enterprise and Innovation at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS