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Postgraduate Certificate
in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship


Qualification Postgraduate Level 9 (30 ECTS)
Delivery Part time, in person & online
Duration 24 Weeks
Course Fees 100% or 90% Funded through the HEA Springboard+ initiative for eligible applicants. See eligibility criteria
Course Content Module 1: Innovation and Creativity
Module 2: Creative and Cultural Enterprise Development
Module 3: Career Pathways
Key Dates Applications Close: 8th November 2022
Course Begins: 23rd January 2023

Applications for this course will re-open soon.
You can express your interest in applying 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.


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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

Applications Close: 8th November 2022
Course Begins: 23rd January 2023

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).


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 via email.

Contact us

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