University of Warwick: Arts, Enterprise and Development (MA)

InstitutionUniversity of Warwick
Department Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies
Telephone 02476 524585
Study type Taught


This unique programme will give you the opportunity to explore the use of the arts and cultural approaches to local and global development challenges. The course examines the impact of arts and culture in a range of contexts in ‘advanced’ and ‘developing’ countries, including post-communist societies, religious republics and conflict zones, and in small-scale local economies. The course is informed by the activities of international development bodies such as UNESCO, the UNDP, and the European Union.

You will consider the rights and wrongs of using arts and culture within such contexts and explore how they can be used to further social justice as well as economic growth. You will develop your vocational direction and capacity for active involvement in development projects.

2 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject


The course is assessed through coursework rather than formal examinations. Assessment strategies are designed to test the widest range of skills. Written assignments come in a variety of forms: essays, case studies, evaluations, reports, proposals, portfolios and business plans. These are complemented by group presentations and tasks, team building exercises, and creative and practical projects. The culminating assessment of the Major Project represents a significant body of research and writing on a topic of your choice supervised by an experienced researcher.


Culture in Development and Arts; Community & Enterprise; Audience Development and Digital Media Strategy; Brands and Meaning: Theory and Practice; Creativity from Myth to Management; Cultural Entrepreneurship; Cultural Policy Outside Cultural Policy; Managing Cultural Organisations; Marketing and Markets; Museums and Heritage; Sustainable Creativity for the Cultural Industries; The Global Audience; The Global City; Understanding Cultural Work; Applied Communication Project; Creative Business Project; Culture and Social Innovation; Placement and Case Study.

Location Main Site
Academic Office
University Road


EU 8580 GBP for Year 1
England 8580 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 8580 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 8580 GBP for Year 1
Wales 8580 GBP for Year 1
International 19300 GBP for Year 1

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