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Cultural Industries Management (BA, HND)

The BA Cultural Industries Management programme provides the skills and understanding for graduates to contribute to the growth of the increasingly significant creative and cultural industries sector.

Students study business from a sustainable and ethical perspective combined with modules focused on the specific requirements of the creative and cultural industries sector.


BA Cultural Industries Management
UCAS Code: 235N
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HND Cultural Industries Management
UCAS Code: 244Z
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Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£11,850 (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  1. Be part of rethinking business for a changing world by joining an award-winning business school*
  2. Study business from a contemporary perspective with modules designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for leading cultural industries management in the future.
  3. Join a supportive environment where you will discuss topics in small groups in a learning community of staff and students
  4. Enhance your employability through strong established links with industry and the public and third sectors through live projects, internships, guest lectures and fieldwork.
  5. Benefit from excellent academic and pastoral support**

*UWTSD Carmarthen Business School: Rethinking Business for a Changing World Winner of ‘Tomorrow’s Employees’ at the Green Gown Awards 2018

**UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The creative and cultural industries form an increasingly significant sector and are a source of entrepreneurship, inspiration and sustainable economic development. The Green Paper - Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries (2010) noted 'Many recent studies have shown that the cultural and creative industries represent highly innovative companies with a great economic potential and are one of Europe's most dynamic sectors, contributing around 2.6 % to GDP, with a high growth potential and providing quality jobs to around 5 million people across Europe.  It also noted the need for the development of entrepreneurial and business skills to maximise innovation and the economic, social and cultural potential of the sector.

Our BA Cultural Industries Management programme aims to develop your understanding of management issues as they apply to the cultural industries. The programme has sustainable and ethical thinking at its core and as a learner, you will challenge existing paradigms, interrogate new paradigms and debate business solutions which will focus on developing and sustaining cultural industries as part of the wider economy and community.

As a student of the programme you will experience a flexible, transformational learning approach which aims to increase your employability not just today, but for the rapidly evolving workplace of the future.  A report by the World Economic Forum notes that by 2020 35% of the skills that are considered important for today’s employment will have changed; according to the report, the top three skills required by the workforce will be complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. By studying BA Cultural Industries Management with us you will gain the skills and abilities to creatively solve the problems of the future by engaging in problem-based learning which aims to transform your thinking about rural enterprise, makes you question the accepted and immerses you in collaboration. 

Module Topics

Level 4:

  • Global Business Challenges
  • Distinctiveness and Regeneration
  • Contemporary Business Approaches
  • Financial Management
  • Learning and Collaboration for Global Citizenship
  • Generating Business Data and Analysis

Level 5:

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • The Inter-cultural Workplace
  • Business Inquiry and Research
  • Technological Change and Innovation
  • Internships and Volunteerism
  • Cultural Event Management
  • Intellectual Property Rights and the Regulation of Culture
  • Social and Ethical Marketing

Level 6:

  • Globally Responsible Business
  • Strategies for Resilience and Prosperity
  • Dissertation
  • Sustainable Business Project
  • Internships and Volunteerism
  • Creative Industries Policy and Funding
  • Culture, Language and Regeneration
  • Business Law and Taxation 

The BA Cultural Industries Management programme is assessed by a combination of innovative and more traditional methods which are designed to develop students’ understanding, problem solving and creative thinking during their three years of study.

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

88 UCAS points.

Other equivalent qualifications are accepted and the admissions panel will consider each application on an individual basis. Please note also that our offers are not based solely on your academic achievements; we take into account your full range of skills, experience and attainments when considering your application.

The degree welcomes applicants who have previously studied business for a natural progression. Those who have studied other subject areas will transfer well. Those with work experience, but few formal qualifications, may also join the programme. A-Level and Edexcel awards, as well as a range of other certificates at this level from UK, EU and International bodies are respected.

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Career Opportunities

The programme boasts a high employability rate for graduating students who are in work within six months of completing the degree. A significant number of graduates also progress to postgraduate studies at this and other universities.

Additional Costs

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs. 

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade. 

Students may also wish to attend optional overnight field visits in the UK or overseas at some point during their programme of study, with an estimate of £600-£1000. Again, attendance at additional overnight field visits are not compulsory and have no bearing on the final grade. Costs for field visits which are part of modules are included in course fees.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

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