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Qualification type: Bachelor of Arts Location:
Subject area: Level: 6
Leaflet Number: 7026 Course Code: CR28809-01
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

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Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at

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Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.

Creative Media Practice and Enterprise

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Qualification type: 
Bachelor of Arts
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Fielden Campus

What's the Creative Media Practice and Enterprise course about?

Subject to Validation.

This course is a BSc top-up degree designed to introduce individuals to business in the media, digital and creative industries. It develops business and entrepreneurial skills and provides the knowledge needed to make the leap from creative student to creative practitioner. It is aimed at anyone who wants to start their own creative business or apply for managerial positions in organisations with a creative focus.
The content of this course is aimed at improving employability and developing business and management skills. Students are able to study a particular area of interest within the media, digital, or creative industries whilst developing skills in researching, problem solving and communication.

Core unit:

Enterprise: Creating and Developing your Business (30 credits)

The focus of this unit is to enable students to produce a viable business proposition and to reflect on the challenges of running their own business. This unit is designed to give students the opportunity to plan, develop and manage their own business idea. It takes students from their initial idea through to business concept and culminates in a presentation of their business plan. This unit will develop business skills and awareness of what is required when working for yourself

Optional units:

Negotiated Research (60 credits)

This unit will enable students to further develop general and discipline specific knowledge and skills through extended research activity. After consultation and agreement with the tutors, the students will be required to undertake a Literature Review in the area of their choosing within the context of the programme studied; formulate a research proposal with research question/s and carry out the research as proposed.


Negotiated Specialist Project (60 credits)

The focus of each student's negotiated practice will evolve from their subject specialism and therefore integrate appropriate research, creative development and realisation within a defined context. Students will be required to produce an initial proposal as part of the negotiation of their area of investigation, undertake an extended piece of work, and to locate and rationalise their specialism in the context of relevant theories and cultural contexts.
Event and Exhibition (30 credits)
This unit aims to enable students to critically evaluate and apply problem solving and research skills to event management. Students will have the opportunity to put on a real event relevant to a creative media field

Event and Exhibiton (30 credits)

This unit aims to enable students to critically evaluate and apply problem solving and research skills to event management. Students will have the opportunity to put on a real event relevant to a creative media field


Creative Thinking (30 credits)

Students learn a range of creative problem solving techniques that can be applied to any situation. Businesses often comment that they want graduates who can think creatively. This unit will help students to develop these creative and strategic thinking skills.

Students will be assessed on essays, practical assignments, presentations, case studies, programme proposals and portfolios

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Successful students will be equipped to set up their own business, become self-employed or apply for managerial jobs in the creative industries Students may wish to progress to further study at postgraduate level.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants are required to have a foundation degree or HND in a relevant creative subject.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Creative Media Practice and Enterprise course?

On successful completion of the programme students will be awarded BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice and Enterprise.


University and Degree level


Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses before they have started where the minimum economic number of learners stated have not been recruited to a course. Course can only run if a minimum of 10 students are recruited.

Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date.

The Manchester College considers changes to courses very carefully and The Manchester College hopes to keep any changes to a minimum. Unfortunately changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regularity and academic reasons. Where changes are made to material information contained on this website or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admission and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and we will outline the various options available to the applicant. If a change to a course is required, The Manchester College will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to students and will keep students appropriately informed.

Any offer of a place on a course at The Manchester College is made on the basis of the The Manchester College’s terms and conditions applicable at the time you accept your offer, and those terms and conditions are located at . It is important that you have the opportunity to read and understand these terms before accepting your offer. If you are unclear about any of the terms or conditions, you should ask Guidance and Welfare at The Manchester College for clarification before you confirm your acceptance. By accepting a place at The Manchester College you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the The Manchester College as set out in the terms and conditions.

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The Manchester College’s dealings and contracts with students and prospective students do not create a contract or other legally binding relationship between The Manchester College and anyone else, for example parents, guardians or sponsors.

Degree and University level, Adult courses and Apprenticeships Open Day

Sat, 02/07/2016 - 11:00 - 14:00

Come along to our next Open Day and:

- Speak to our friendly tutors about the right course or Apprenticeship for you
- Look around our fantastic campus facilities
- Learn about funding and student finance
- Get advice on the learning support available
- Attend a workshop on the future of the Greater Manchester job market

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Art and Design Exhibition

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 18:00 - Fri, 01/07/2016 - 16:00


Northenden Campus
Sale Road Northenden, Manchester
United Kingdom

Opens 22nd June 6-9pm, Catwalk show at 7pm
Exhibition continues 10am-4pm from 23rd June to 1st July.
Work from students studying:

graphic design
digital media

Screening of films from award winning students from BA (Hons) and FD Film & TV students

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 18:00 - 20:00

Screening of films from award winning students from BA (Hons) and FD Film & TV students at The Manchester College.

Cineworld, Parrs Wood,Didsbury,

Wednesday 15 June 2016


Free Entry & Free Parking

To book a seat email or just turn up on the night and take a chance!

Students win national television award

Film students at The Manchester College are celebrating after winning their first national Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award.

Chaired by Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, the Awards celebrate the best ...


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Student exhibition is picture perfect

Students studying on the Foundation Degree in Contemporary Photographic Practices are holding an exhibition of their work in Manchester City Centre on the 2nd and 3rd June.

Titled ‘Flux’ the exhibition will showcase the second ...


Jumping back into education at 37 was a brave step for Hannah

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Hannah McAtee has taken many steps in life, but jumping back into education at the age of 37 was her bravest one yet.