University for the Creative Arts – Creative Industries MBABy Asian Correspondent Dec 08, 2011 5:19PM UTC
The University for the Creative Arts’ (UCA) MBA Creative Industries Management is a niche MBA that brings together talented professionals who wish to develop their entrepreneurial and business management skills and make a mark in the creative industries.
This MBA is ideal for anyone with an undergraduate degree and two years’ professional experience in related areas such as fashion, design, film or digital media, and can open doors to well-paying, high-level careers. The creative industries are the third-highest earning sector in the United Kingdom today and employ 8 percent of the workforce. UCA, with five campuses spread across the Southeast England (the MBA is hosted at the Rochester campus) within easy reach of London, is ideally located for graduates looking to find the best jobs in the creative industries.
The goal behind the MBA Creative Industries Management is to develop creative thinking in the management context. Through theory, case studies and live projects students develop the skills they need to make in impact in existing creative industries ventures or successfully establish their own.
This is a one-year full-time course. There is a significant taught element covering areas such as an overview of the issues surrounding the creative industries; creative industries management strategy; financial principles; event delivery; and entrepreneurship. However, much of the learning and development takes place through individual and group projects. Of particular value to students is a live consultancy project where they work directly with the industry. As the course progresses, students are encouraged to learn, work and think for themselves, culminating in a dissertation project.
Students enjoy excellent facilities. The MBA Baseroom is located in Chatham historic Dockyard area and offers an intimate, modern and well-equipped hub where MBA students can work and grow together. Of course, students also have full access to the excellent facilities at the main UCA Rochester campus including library and IT facilities.
In the end, the test of any MBA is the career opportunities it delivers and the potential for return on investment. There is little doubt that the UCA MBA Creative Industries Management opens doors for its students. Being singularly devoted to the creative industries, the University for the Creative Arts has built an extensive network of industry links over the years. Furthermore, its faculty and staff have years of experience of working at the highest level in the industry.
The university has shaped countless successful careers over the years and has produced renowned celebrities and winners of prestigious awards. Star UCA alumni include fashion-designer Zandra Rhodes (who is also the Chancellor of UCA since May 2010), designer Karen Millen, animator Michaël Dudok de Wit and artist Tracey Emin.
This attractive campus is located just 45 minutes from London by train in England’s sunny southeast, providing excellent access to the UK’s creative hub without the hassle and expense of living in central London. Rochester itself is an attractive town with a vibrant arts scene and plenty of restaurants and pubs. There are also plenty of exhibitions and cultural events to keep the creative mind occupied.
For those who want to get out and about, London offers endless possibilities. Notably, the Ebbsfleet Internatioanl train station is just 20 minutes away, and from there it is just two hours to Paris.
New students at the Rochester campus can apply for a place in its riverside student accommodation, just a five-minute walk from campus. Alternatively, UCA staff provide assistance in finding private rented accommodation nearby.
UCA is home to a diverse and vibrant international student community. Creative industries in the UK are booming and students from across Asia are keen to tap into these opportunities, while taking advantage of the innovative approach to teaching and learning to be found at UCA.
As you would expect from a top UK university, UCA helps its international students every step of the way, from basic orientation and finding accommodation to looking for and securing employment after graduation. International Student Advisors are on hand throughout the UCA experience to help with all manners of queries and problems.
UCA has representatives and holds exhibitions right across Asia were students can find out all they need know about studying in the UK. Click here to find out what UCA does in your country.