Creative Business

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2 Years - Beaconsfield/London Full-time

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Application deadline 25 Jul 2024

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Creative Business

COURSE OVERVIEW

The creative alternative to an MBA.

The Creative Business MA is for future entrepreneurs and executives. You will meet dozens of major players from every entertainment sector to learn how they transformed their ideas into valuable intellectual property. You'll learn the key skills required to start and run a company – including creative leadership, media management and IP, PRINCE 2 project management training, raising investment and finance, media law, AI, innovation, technology and more. 

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"The insights from NFTS and the individuals I had met along the way were my main asset in navigating the tech start-up landscape”

Victoria Fäh
2022 Graduate, University Tutor and Media & Entertainment Consultant

“Watching some of the best young creative minds in the world hone and elevate their craft during their time at the school was a profound privilege”

Liam Stout
2024 Graduate and Head of Business Development, Envision Entertainment

“The course does an excellent job in training the entrepreneurial mindset”

Fani Ntavelou-Baum
2023 graduate and Creative Executive, Anton

“To hear directly from industry-leading experts is a remarkable and rare opportunity, and it certainly shaped my professional trajectory”

Jonny McCausland
2024 Graduate and Development Lead, Hat Trick Lab

"I often reflect on the value this course has added to my business. It brought me on an in-depth learning journey, from forming a company through to understanding how to scale it up."

Ali Rasoul
Current student

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Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving media landscape, this course provides the entrepreneurial skills to transform existing organisations and create new media businesses of the future.

The course is taught by experienced tutors and features guest speakers, including leading players from the creative, innovation, and technology industries. It comprises two days per week of tutor-led seminars in year one and one day per week in year 2. This structure is designed to allow you to work on industry projects and build new businesses alongside the course. We believe that doing is the best way of learning.

Our Creative Business MA makes the most of both the thriving NFTS campus in Beaconsfield and our office in the heart of London's Soho, right where many entertainment firms are located, so you will benefit from London’s ‘global hub’ and the school’s state-of-the-art facilities.

The golden thread throughout the course is problem-solving and storytelling. This makes the course suitable for anyone keen to launch businesses and projects where storytelling, IP innovation and technology are at their core. This can include the media industries, life sciences, software development, technology and public policy.

You’ll graduate with an MA from NFTS and be trained in PRINCE 2 and Agile project management, which will help you turn ideas into reality. The course culminates with creating your business plan ready for:

  • immediate trading and investment
  • submission to an incubator or accelerator
  • presentation to your existing organisation to make an intrapreneurial transformation.

Funding Available

The NFTS awards more scholarships and bursaries to British students, relative to the size of our student body, than almost any other educational institution in the UK. If you’re successful at gaining a place on the course, you will be contacted by our funding team with details on how to apply for one of these scholarships.

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Hear from digital entrepreneur (and previously Head of Creative Business) Dr Alex Connock about the Creative Business MA course.

Graduate Success

NFTS graduates are equipped to pursue careers across filmmaking, television production, advertising and more. Graduates have gone on to set up their own companies, produce award winning films and succeed across the creative business sector.

Recent credits and successes include...

Nick Horrowitz

Director, Photographer and Founder of independent creative studio and production house, The Clerkenwell Brothers.

Clients: Little Moons, Garnier, HOMETHINGS, Zapp

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Graduate Success

NFTS graduates are equipped to pursue careers across filmmaking, television production, advertising and more. Graduates have gone on to set up their own companies, produce award winning films and succeed across the creative business sector.

Recent credits and successes include...

La Chimera

Cannes 2023 Official Selection

Producer Carlo Cresto-Dina

La Chimera poster

Graduate Success

NFTS graduates are equipped to pursue careers across filmmaking, television production, advertising and more. Graduates have gone on to set up their own companies, produce award winning films and succeed across the creative business sector.

Recent credits and successes include...

JoJo Rabbit

Producer Carthew Neal

Jojo Rabbit poster

Graduate Success

NFTS graduates are equipped to pursue careers across filmmaking, television production, advertising and more. Graduates have gone on to set up their own companies, produce award winning films and succeed across the creative business sector.

Recent credits and successes include...

Anna Bogutskaya

Freelance Writer, Host and Broadcaster, Co-Founder of horror film collective The Final Girls and Festival Director of Underwire Festival.

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