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ThinkSpace Education: MFA Creative Industries - Songwriting, Production and Music Business

Institution ThinkSpace Education View institution profile
Department Commercial Music and Industry
Telephone +44 (0)1243 256049
Study type Taught


This course is an advanced, practice-based degree which combines professional, commercial, creative and technical skills with theoretical knowledge of business and management. For anyone planning a career in the music industry, whether as a creator, entrepreneur or in management, this course will give you the head start you need to find professional and personal success.

The programme team works closely with music industry bodies and practitioners at the highest level to ensure the currency and professional relevance of the programme of study. Students will become effective and multi-skilled songwriters and producers, capable of meeting complex musical and technical challenges whilst navigating an ever-evolving industry.

This MFA is a pathway under our new 'MFA Creative Industries' bracketed award, and covers the skills taught in both our MA Songwriting and Music Production and MA International Music Business degree courses.

On this course, you will learn: - Specialist technical and professional music industry knowledge

  • Music marketing, promotion, and analytics for 2022

  • Advanced business and management theory for the creative industries

  • The ins and outs of copyright, contracts, royalties, licensing, etc.

  • Practical projects and negotiation skills

  • How to think analytically, act strategically, see things differently

Our teaching staff are working professionals at the cutting edge of the industry. They’re successfully navigating the turbulent waters of a constantly changing world and passing on that knowledge and insight to you. They are successful artists, writers, composers or Grammy award winning producers. They have made their way to the top, managing some of the world’s most innovative music companies and groups.

In short, no matter what area of the contemporary music industry you are looking to enter, this course will prepare you for it. As a creative, it will give you unique insights into the managerial side of the business that is often ignored by artists and bands.

Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)

ThinkSpace Education


Who are we?
ThinkSpace Education is an online provider of postgraduate degree courses for those looking to develop careers in the music and creative industries. With a 95% graduation rate, we know how to deliver innovative and engaging online education with exceptional professional outcomes for our graduates.

Everyone at ThinkSpace does what they teach for a living. We are a community of creative professionals here to help you achieve your goals.


Why Study Online at ThinkSpace Education?
Flexibility: Studying at ThinkSpace Education gives you the option to study from home, maintain family life, and keep your current …

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