Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (P. Grad. Cert.)

NFQ Level 9
24 weeks


Course Overview

Are you interested in harnessing your creative talents to establish an entrepreneurial venture? Do you want to establish a sustainable career and future for yourself in the vibrant arts industry?

On this practical, part-time Postgraduate Certificate (Level 9) in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, you will learn everything that you need to develop, manage, and thrive as a creative and cultural entrepreneur.

The arts values critical, creative, and lateral thinking - skills which are central to innovation and entrepreneurship. Join us to learn how to make your creative and cultural contributions to society economically viable and sustainable.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates find career opportunities working in the area of arts programming and cultural management, at both government and community levels.

Course Structure

This course may be offered once a year, starting either in September or January (subject to funding).

Module 1: Innovation & Creativity

This module explores principles and practices associated with creativity and innovation. It exposes students to frameworks and methodologies for idea generation, problem-solving and creative collaboration.

Module 2: Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship

This module introduces the process involved in creating, leading and scaling entrepreneurial start-up ventures in the creative and cultural sectors.

Module 3: Career Pathways

This module explores principles of Design Thinking - The Evolution of Innovative Ideas in Multidisciplinary Teams. Participants will also explore the changing nature of work.

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Course Details


NFQ Level 9

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Director

Dr Karl Thomas – Academic Lead

Closing Date

31st July 2023

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Admission Requirements

Funding eligibility is as outlined at:

The postgraduate certificate course will be open to graduates with a Level-8 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution. Those with demonstrated entrepreneurship aspirations will be prioritised. As part of the entrance criteria, all applicants will be required to submit a one-page personal statement outlining their motivation to undertake the course.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may still be considered if they can demonstrate their suitability for the course based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) under Trinity’s RPL policy and procedures.

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present qualifications in the English language that pass the grades set by IELTS or TOEFL (or equivalent).

Course Fees

Springboard+ covers 100% of course fees for eligible, unemployed applicants who are successful in their application. Springboard+ covers 90% of course fees for eligible, employed applicants who are successful in their application. The remaining 10% course fee is €312.50.

A full breakdown of Springboard fees and eligibliity requirements can be found at:


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