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Plymouth College of Art: Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice

Institution Plymouth College of Art View institution profile
Department Critical and Cultural Studies
Study type Taught


The MA Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice places entrepreneurs in a dynamic art school setting, to develop their work alongside artists, craftspeople, film-makers and designers of all disciplines, exploring the nature of value and flexible approaches to generation and testing of concepts.

Ethos Our programme sees entrepreneurship as a daily practice which is dynamically in contact with changing conditions, working from the achievable in the here-and-now to obtain unexpected outcomes.

Our ethos regarding creativity and entrepreneurship has, as its horizon, the enormous success of the creative industries, which account for £92 billion in GVA (gross value added) of the UK economy – four times that of the automotive industry. These figures reflect the crucial role played by creative industries in the development of tourism and urban regeneration, content for the media and design for the fashion industry. The MA Entrepreneurship Creative Practice embeds this perspective in practice, using the dynamism of the art school as a catalyst for start-ups and new propositions for social entrepreneurship.

Outline You will be supported to develop a start-up, or existing small business, by exploring conceptual approaches, methods and attitudes of successful creatives. You will explore an entrepreneurial attitude, embracing risk in a way that allows you to be flexible and to learn from rapidly changing situations. You will develop and test proposals, challenging yourself intellectually, practically and creatively, showcasing your work and identifying potential partnerships with arts and business organisations. Taught delivery within the programme provides a mix of discipline-specific methods and cross-disciplinary approaches that can be applied across creative and commercial sectors. Our shared module structure allows you to develop a dialogue with creative practitioners across the Graduate School.

Supported practices This programme supports creative professionals, entrepreneurs and change-agents.


Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth College of Art is a specialist, independent, university-sector art school – run by artists, for artists. Founded in 1856, we offer a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Pre-Degree study across Art, Design and Digital Media, combining over a century’s worth of history with contemporary thinking and cutting-edge facilities.

Our city centre campus is a close-knit and collaborative community of artists, designers and makers, also home to our ‘fabrication laboratory’, Fab Lab Plymouth, and to our public-facing gallery MIRROR, which exhibits national and international artists and shows.

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