This course has been designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop your career as a creative professional. Whether you are looking to start a career as a freelance photographer, build a business selling your line of fashion products, grow sales for your eCommerce shop or develop your creative career in another direction, this course will give you the skills you need to make it a success. As the course focuses on enabling the indivudual to explore and develop their own creative field, it is suitable for those with a background in a wide range of artistic practices including fine art, photography, fashion and graphic design.
You will study the following modules
Unit 1: The Creative Entrepreneur
This unit introduces the student to the requisite enterprise skills that are necessary to kick-start a creative business venture. Students will consider how they can position and brand their creative enterprise business in a fiercely competitive marketplace while gaining an appreciation of their chosen sector’s policies. Students will examine business models, and will develop their skills in project management, copyright law, fundraising and budgeting, pitching proposals, marketing and social media. Students will also develop a secure working knowledge of health and safety standards and the associated legislation.
Unit 2: The Creative Practitioner
This unit will provide the student with the opportunity to define their enterprise ambitions by providing the necessary time and space to research and develop their
creative ideas. Students will position and contextualise their creative concept within a distinctive area of contemporary practice and conduct case studies in order to identify and distinguish market competitors directly operating within their chosen field. Students will also cultivate their networking skills and start building a database of contacts as they start to engage with the industry.
Unit 3: The Creative Enterprise.
This unit requires the student to develop, formalise and present a sustainable creative enterprise business plan. Students will take control of their own professional development by independently initiating a feasibility study which will support and inform an in-depth enterprise business plan. The business plan will outline all the budgetary, legal, branding, marketing and health and safety requirements while also contextualising the students’ own practice within the wider industries. Students will be supported to put their proposal into practice.
1 Year. Full Time
Assessment will be through written assignments and practical assessments which will comprise your final portfolio. There is no final written exam and your final mark will be based on the portfolio of evidence assmbled over the duration of the course.
Availability & Enrolment:
Tuition fees are payable for all Higher Education courses and the fee for this course is displayed in the information above. This can be paid for in a number of ways:
• HE Loan (or Advanced Learner Loan for some courses)
• Instalment Plan
• Lump sum
HE Loans are easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000.
If you applying for our Level 4 Creative Enterprise Diploma, there may be no fees to pay if you are under 19 at the start of the course.
For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.