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Trinity Launches New Postgraduate Course in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Posted on 14 August 2013

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Trinity College Dublin recently announced a new MPhil course in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London starting in September 2013. The new MPhil in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship integrates entrepreneurship within the development of different creative practices in order to develop new business and career ideas for the creative sector. It also provides the opportunity for students to establish the infrastructure and network required to support new creative enterprises.

The course, which can be taken full-time for a year or part-time over two years, will be delivered by staff from both Trinity and Goldsmiths with all taught modules delivered in Trinity while students have the opportunity to carry out research on either the Trinity or Goldsmiths campus under specialist supervision.

Speaking about the course, Course Director, Dr Marie Redmond said: "Students will be able to build on an historical and theoretical understanding of cultural and creative industries and the development of a cultural economy in order to create their own creative initiatives, which could be research-based, policy-based, practice-based, or a combination of any or all of these. Students will also learn how to develop an independence and integrity in developing creative ideas to be underpinned by effective team-working, leadership and communication skills. They will also be able to apply entrepreneurial approaches to creative projects and demonstrate an understanding of the different business models necessary to establish a successful creative practice or enterprise."

Applications are now being sought for the first intake into the MPhil programme. The course is steered towards individuals who have previously explored an area of creative study and practice (music, media, theatre, design, dance, fashion, computer games, or interactive digital media) and are looking to progress a creative idea into an entrepreneurial project. The entrepreneurial activity may relate directly to a 'product' or 'process' arising from the individual's creative engagement or to a form of 'expertise' or 'consultancy'. The programme will also equip students with the capacity to flourish in a variety of creative entrepreneurial contexts.

Applications can be made online at www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az and will be accepted until 31 August 2013.  More information is available at www.scss.tcd.ie/postgraduate/mphil-creative-cultural-entrepreneurship