The MA Creative Enterprise Art Pathway is the ideal programme for those looking to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector.
This course combines leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and the School of Law, and provides a platform for you to progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms. It is suitable for students from a range of subject backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career as a creative, entrepreneur or manager within the creative sector, and will provide valuable experience of major galleries, museums and collections and engage in public exhibitions and curatorial projects.
You will be taught by dynamic, high-profile international artists. All of our staff are practising artists, curators and writers and our research-led teaching offers opportunities for you to engage with exhibition and curatorial initiatives, theoretical texts and publication projects. You will also be taught by a range of internationally acclaimed artists through our visiting artists lecture programme. Join a vibrant community of artists, writers and curators focused on the entrepreneurial education in the business of art.
The art pathway develops your individual practice and research within a collaborative environment with opportunities to engage in public exhibitions and curatorial projects. Modules draw on the research strengths of art at Reading in a distinctive blend of critical practice and theory. Together, we map the contemporary art world exploring the production, dispersion and critical analysis of art and its institutions.
Combine modules in management and entrepreneurship with a selection of modules in critical art practice and theory.
Our postgraduate environment extends out from Reading through our external exhibitions, symposia and workshops. Participate in our Asia exhibition network with opportunities to exhibit in Japan, China and South Korea. Our external partnerships support professional opportunities with world-leading institutions. This includes our most recent partnership with the Tate Exchange at Tate Modern.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each section (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: Your undergraduate degree should be in art, art history or a related humanities subject, with significant experience of critical study and/or practice. You will need to submit a portfolio of current work.
What will you study?
Critical practice or dissertation
International study visit
Mapping the art world
Management in creative and cultural industries
Entrepreneurial management for creative artists
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £8,100 per year
New international students: £17,100 per year
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
Students studying creative enterprise normally progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.
Many students come from backgrounds with considerable exposure to small- or medium-sized enterprises within the creative sector. On completion of the programme they use content from the course in the implementation of creative and commercial strategies for these firms.