Trinity Announces new Masters in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship aimed at the Creative Industries
Sep 19, 2013
Trinity College Dublin launched a new Masters programme in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London. It is the first postgraduate course of its kind ever to be launched in Ireland and aims to encourage and support creative entrepreneurship in Ireland.
This new M Phil integrates entrepreneurship and different creative practices, in order to promote and encourage new creative enterprises within the Irish creative sector. It aims to be a key component of the new Government strategy Business to Arts’ capacity-building programme for Irish arts organisations.
“This is an opportunity to develop a globally unique M Phil programme through an innovative partnership between Trinity and Goldsmiths. Trinity and the city of Dublin are strategically placed to benefit from this collaboration. The capital city already has an excellent global reputation for creativity, culture and increasingly in gaming and new media technologies. This will bring together cultural, social and commercial entrepreneurship in a single location in association with the professional and academic expertise of Trinity and Goldsmiths,” commented Trinity Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast.
Pictured on the occasion of the launch were: Co-founder of Riverdance, Moya Doherty joined by heads of Trinity College and Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Patrick Prendergast and Pat Loughrey.
Trinity College and Goldsmiths signed a strategic partnership earlier this summer, building on complementary strengths in arts, humanities and social sciences at both institutions that specifically enabled the development of the course.
Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London, Patrick Loughrey, said: "As a university world-renowned for its creativity, Goldsmiths is perfectly placed to be part of this innovative and exciting programme. We already have a proud tradition of producing exceptional graduates who go onto be entrepreneurs in the creative industries and leaders in their chosen field. This programme will build on the academic excellence of our two institutions to help students acquire skills and knowledge essential for the modern creative economy.”
At the launch, co-founder of Riverdance, Moya Doherty who spoke on Irish creative entrepreneurship welcomed the pioneering course and its potential impact for the creative economy in Ireland: “This is a very positive development, bringing together professional, academic and entrepreneurship expertise that will benefit all of us who work in the industry.”
The new interdisciplinary programme commencing this Autumn will offer courses in Entrepreneurship, Creative Technologies, Drama, Film, Music, Animation, Creative Practice, Art Theory and Curation, and Games Design and Development. Students will be provided with the opportunity to work on creative entrepreneurial ideas under specialist supervision in either Trinity or Goldsmiths.
A new Incubation Space is being launched for students of the course in the Trinity Enterprise Centre on the Creative Corridor, extending along Pearse Street between the main Trinity Campus and the start-up enterprises and spaces on Barrow Street.
Goldsmiths’ Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship is an established leader in the area and will be teaching Design Thinking and Entrepreneurial Modelling in Trinity and offering facilities for students of the M Phil to work on their entrepreneurial ideas on their campus in London. There is also an Erasmus arrangement between both universities to facilitate this exchange.
“This programme is designed to allow students to continue to innovate, but also to provide them with the appropriate business and entrepreneurial skills to commercialise their creative and cultural practices and knowledge,“explained course director, Professor Marie Redmond.
Applying for the new Masters programme in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
Applications for the course are open for the 2013/14 programme. The Course Director for the Masters programme in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship is Professor Marie Redmond who developed the highly successful MSc in Interactive Digital Media. Enquiries can be sent directly to her at: Marie.Redmond@scss.tcd.ie