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Backstage Academy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Live Events

Institution Backstage Academy
Department Backstage Academy
Telephone 01977659880
Study type Taught


The MA Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Live Events is a one-year intensive postgraduate course which aims to offer you the opportunity to develop the leadership, financial, and strategic skills along with the business acumen necessary to be creative innovators and entrepreneurs within the live events and related industries.

The MA Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Live Events programme will be delivered using a blended learning approach, combining face-to-face sessions with online and practical work as appropriate. Face to face delivery will take place at Backstage Academy on Production Park.

A range of learning and teaching methods will be employed, including (face-to-face or online) lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussion groups, guest speakers and master classes. A significant amount of personal study time is expected to be undertaken by the student comprising, for example, background reading, online activities, assessment work and preparation for sessions.

The course includes three subject specialist modules and two modules that you will share with students on other Postgraduate courses. During the course, students are encouraged to use their continuing professional practice as part of their research process and build on our close relationships with the Live Events Industry; engaging in live projects and developing plans for new creative enterprises coupled with a higher level of academic study and learning.

This course is ideal for you if... _ You are excited about the challenge of innovating and building your own business in the diverse and dynamic live events and creative industries. _ You’re about to graduate from a BA/BSc course in a related area and wish to increase your employability and gain a competitive edge with an advanced qualification in your area of specialism. _ You want to develop your own product/service and launch to the live events marketplace. _ You want to change career direction and transition into a management or business leadership role. _ You have worked in the industry and are now looking to validate your experience with an advanced recognised qualification.

The programme aims to: _ Provide graduates and those with professional experience of working in the Live Events or related industries the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and critical insight into the principles and practices underpinning innovation and entrepreneurship within the live events and creative industries _ Provide rigorous opportunities for advanced study, research and embedded practice led by specialists in the field that are focused to enable you to build, enhance and take ownership over your own entrepreneurial practice _ Develop advance critical and intellectual thinking and complex problem-solving skills necessary for building success in live events enterprises _ Develop your own projects and projects in collaboration with students from our other postgraduate courses, culminating in your final negotiated Masters’ research project.

Key features: _ Provides the opportunity to study via blended learning to support working professionals engage flexibly with their studies _ Provides a unique opportunity to develop and deepen skills, practice and knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship within a specialised Institution situated within a global overview, and through The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy’s networks to the contemporary live event industries _ Access to the unique commercial opportunities offered through Backstage Academy’s connection with Production Park and the range of live events businesses situated on the campus _ The programme provides opportunities to learn from qualified and professionally experienced staff and active live events professionals. _ Provides opportunities to engage with research and developments at Backstage Academy’s new Research and Innovation centre, XPLOR.

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