Be part of a creative community whilst on your journey of personal, professional and academic development towards your own creative industries futures.
Enrolling now for a January, May or September 2023 start!
Benchmark your current sector knowledge and transferable skills gained either through your undergraduate programme or in your early to mid-career in order to influence the jobs of the future, through:
An intensive critical review, you’ll be able to identify and close skills gaps with our consortium of professional and academic mentors, and your masters peer group
Support in investigating creative research opportunities that demonstrate leadership in an applied project at the forefront of creative practice or enterprise, particularly in interdisciplinary contexts
Our rapid collaborative, cross-disciplinary problem solving ‘gym’ in which you and your peers apply creative competences to propose innovative solutions
Effective communication of value and impact to a diverse range of potential stakeholders in your local community, research organisations, charities, investors and the creative industries
Professional networking sessions in creative industries contexts, such as our very own, Metropolis Studios and joining a community of practice as lifelong learners
This pathway is for students who prefer to join the programme entirely online as remote learners.
This could be for a range of reasons including to manage your projects or work schedule more effectively or because you are located too far from an ACM campus in the UK, or situated outside the UK for the duration or part of the programme.
This could include a number of students from an organisation, co-working space or a professional association who wish to provide a shared learning space for students on the programme in specific locations for their staff or members.
1 Year full-time
2 Years part-time
Enrolling now for a January, May or September 2023 start!
The course has been designed to accommodate flexibility in educational engagement as your experience is assessed as a learning process and tutors will evaluate that experience for currency, validity, quality and sufficiency.
This may be demonstrated by:
Honours degree, with a 2:2 classification or above;
Possession of equivalent qualifications;
Have worked in the creative industries as a professional for at least 3 years in the country in which you are a resident or any other country and have evidence of the work that you carried out;
Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.
We would like to invite you to take part in an ACM Works Series of Panels called ‘Thought Leadership through Dialogue’, every Monday at 7.00pm online.
If you’re not considering all aspects of the creative industries, your career could be over before it begins.
We’ve assembled a panel of experts to talk about a range of challenging topics within the creative field… and you’re invited to join the discussion.
This module enables you to undertake a Professional Practice Framework relevant to your personal and professional goals. Working individually and in small groups you will also be accompanied by a Framework Mentor who will facilitate the evaluation of your skills in ONE of the following areas:
1. Creative Practice
2. Creative Enterprise
3. Higher Education Teaching
4. Workforce Development
5. Community Arts and Health
Each of the PPF holds its own platform, methods, facilitator role and requirements.
This provides you with the opportunity to review and strategically up skill your applied skills including technical, craft and creative competencies as well as leadership, project management, interpersonal and other transferable skills.
703 Ideas Into Action
Term 2 – (30 credits)
This module encourages you to get involved in rapid prototyping, complex problem-solving and collaborative pitching based on strategies and feedback from invited guest speakers, who have already put their ideas into action.
You will be able to deconstruct the project management processes needed to develop from concept to release whilst exploring your projects’ context from the perspective of different collaborators, to effectively pitch at a high level to a variety of audiences.
702 Creative Applied Research
Term 2 & 3 – (60 credits)
This module challenges and supports you to undertake an applied research project in the creative industries running across two terms: the first term focusing on the specific area of your research and the second concerned with the delivery and impact measurement.
The applied research might be a proof of concept, minimal viable product or an adaptation/ challenge to existing/ innovative practices; enabling you to evidence academic expertise and work collaboratively with local communities, industry and/or academic networks.
You will be allocated a supervisor based on your research specialism, which will provide an opportunity for feedback and support on work progress. You will also be able to discuss your pathway with your programme leader to choose between Arts-based or Science-based practice, this will decide whether you graduate with an MA or an MSc.
704 Making Connections and Building a Community
Term 3 – (30 credits)
This module enables you to establish a network of peers and relevant industry contacts to develop opportunities in key organisations in the local community, research organisations, potential investors, charities and the creative industries.
You will be provided with strategies, tools and methods within stakeholder management, achieving a comprehensive ability and understanding on how to communicate and engage with different stakeholder groups. This will be delivered in a portfolio of evidence tracking decision-making processes, activities and responses, ethical considerations, influence and impact.
This development of opportunities requires you to build your own community of interest from networks, including potential investors, partners, customers or new audiences so that you can build a forward strategy for your applied research project in practice.
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Did You Know?
Did you know outside of learning discipline-specific skills, students most want to practice, connect and collaborate and perform.
Did you know just ahead of you in London we are preparing our new flagship campus, and it will have more studios, more production rooms and more space to create and collaborate than in any other comparable institution anywhere in London?
Did you know you can do a three-year degree in just two years? … Ask about ACM’s two-year accelerated undergraduate programme.
Did you know ACM and Metropolis run a dedicated Artist Development programme?
Did you know ACM has three record labels all managed by Metropolis and supported by ACM students where they learn by doing? … You can apply to work on the labels whilst you study at ACM
Did you know as soon as you become an ACM student, you can submit your music to an independent A&R panel to be selected to have your work recorded, mixed and mastered at Metropolis?
Did you know we have a Metropolis VIP Event coming up on Saturday March 26th ?