Postgraduate study
Art & Design

PgCert Continuous Professional Development in the Cultural and Creative Industries

This programme equips you with a set of professional skills and personal attributes that will support your career progression in the creative and cultural industries. Based around real-world contexts that currently affect this sector, you learn how to research and identify potential career directions, engage in realistic problem-solving scenarios, and test your ideas in dynamic group activities. This course is restricted to Teesside University graduates – see entry requirements for further details.

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 semester

More part-time details

  • 2 full days (Monday and Tuesday 10.00am-4.00pm) in weeks 1, 7 and 14 of the programme
  • Enrolment date: 9 January 2017
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342602
  • Fee for UK/EU students
    (from Sept 2017 entry): £1,530
    More details about our fees
  • NOTE: Teesside University graduates may be eligible for a full fee waiver, subject to terms and conditions. See entry requirements for details.

Contact details

  • Facilities

    School of Design, Culture & the Arts facilities

    The School of Design, Culture & the Arts enjoys purpose-built, industry-standard facilities including 4,000m2 of studio space, a convergent newsroom, broadcast news studio, multimedia publishing studios and computer suites.

 

NOTE: Teesside University graduates may be eligible for a full fee waiver, subject to terms and conditions. See entry requirements for details.

You acquire an enhanced understanding and knowledge of the current cultural and creative landscape, and develop a range of high-level capabilities that can apply to whatever career context you choose – freelance working, entrepreneurship, business start-up, or employment in the industry.

The programme includes a blend of academic learning, practice-based workshops, mentoring from academic staff and industry experts, peer to peer networking, critical reflection, independent research, critical thinking, and work-based leaning.

Deadline extended to 9 January 2017.

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Modules

Core modules

Developing an Action Plan and Developing your Brand

You gain a thorough understanding of the current landscape in the creative and cultural sectors and undertake a comprehensive review of your portfolio of work/ongoing practice, identifying areas for development and areas of opportunity in relation to career progression.

Indicative content – current creative and cultural sector policy and practice, research of existing roles, evaluation of current goals, critical assessment of the marketplace.

Understanding the Market

You review and assess existing creative portfolios and business models in order to establish best practice through interviews and discussions with recruitment and employment experts and industry/sector professionals. You also assess and review new and emerging skills and talents required for creative industries.

Having assessed your existing work against a range of other portfolios/practice and identified areas for development, you are supported to develop an action plan to address any shortfalls in expected content. You develop an appropriate business plan to ensure that you are able to achieve your professional goals and objectives, and you develop your value proposition, marketing plan, event calendar and milestone schedule and deliver against it.

Indicative content – assessment of current and emerging sector trends, strategic planning, marketing, time management, opportunity assessment.

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

The programme adopts a range of learning and teaching methods to support the development of postraduate level professional skills. These include:
• Interactive workshops and studio sessions
• Structured mentoring sessions
• Case study evaluation and critique
• Individual and/or group presentations
• Online learning, which may include online tutorials, webinars, discussion forums and conference calls
• Independent research

The University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is used to support a range of learning activities, provide access to pre- and post-reading, and offer a forum for group discussion and collaborative working.

How you are assessed

The programme uses a range of assessment methods that are tailored to your own needs and ambitions. Together, these support the reflective and work-focused nature of the programme.

Assessment methods include professional portfolio and career development plan, business plan including marketing plan, activity log and short piece of reflective writing, presentation and business pitch.

Entry requirements

This course, and the 100% fee waiver is restricted to Teesside University graduates (graduating from a full-time undergraduate course) from the academic year 2015-16 who:

  • are not currently in employment or are in employment but earn a taxable income of not more than £15,000 per year, and

  • are not enrolled in further study.


For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 semester

More part-time details

  • 2 full days (Monday and Tuesday 10.00am-4.00pm) in weeks 1, 7 and 14 of the programme
  • Enrolment date: 9 January 2017
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342602
  • Fee for UK/EU students
    (from Sept 2017 entry): £1,530
    More details about our fees
  • NOTE: Teesside University graduates may be eligible for a full fee waiver, subject to terms and conditions. See entry requirements for details.

Contact details

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