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Postgraduate Certificate
in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship

Funded via Springboard

Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship is now closed for applications. You can express your interest in future intakes here

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.

This Springboard+ funded course will be delivered in-person in Dublin and Galway.

This course is delivered through a blend of online teaching and classroom-based learning, with in-person sessions hosted in Dublin and Galway.

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Course Content

Module 1: Career Pathways

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

Module 2 - 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 3 - Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship

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

Course Dates & Location

This part-time programme will run from 18th January 2022 to 8th June 2022 and will be rolled out in two locations; Dublin and Galway. Closing date for applications is 8th November 2021. It will be delivered in-person (subject to and dependent on Trinity Directive and Government Policy at the time) and online using Blackboard, Trinity's Virtual Learning Platform.

In-person classes will take place in Galway (exact location TBC) and Dublin on the Tangent floor of the Trinity campus in the new Trinity Business School. All students will be expected to have access to a laptop or PC, a working webcam, and access to the internet.

The timetable for this course can be accessed here.

Academic Staff / Contributors

  • Dr Karl Thomas – Academic Lead

Admission Requirements

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 1-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). Please click here for further information.

How To Apply & Fees

Applications for 2021/2022 are now open on the Springboard website and can be accessed here CCEN Dublin and CCEN Galway.

To register your interest in this course you can fill out this form.

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.

For more information, please contact Jane Flanagan, Student Recruitment Officer, on (086) 0 320 487 or or via email.