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About the course

The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop their careers as creative professionals. This qualification will provide students with an opportunity to cultivate their employability by developing their creative enterprise skills, expanding their industry contact base while developing their start-up projects and professional practice.

The objectives of this qualification are to give students the opportunity to:

1. Develop and demonstrate enterprise and entrepreneurial skills necessary to the creative industries
2. Develop and define their artistic ambitions and creative ideas
3. Build up their professional practice and independently initiate their creative projects
4. Achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 qualification

Entry requirements

  • A Portfolio of Media or Art & Design work to show at interview
  • Relevant Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC, UAL, A Level or Access to HE Diploma or relevant apprenticeship
  • UAL Awarding Body recommends that students have GCSE grade 4 or grade C (or an equivalent level 2 qualification) in both English and Maths
  • Approved Age range 18+
  • Mature students may have commensurate work/business /industry related experience that may be considered
  • Pitch us your ideas for a start-up project. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 18. Fees apply to this course if you're aged 19+ You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available

A materials fee of approximately £100 is payable at the beginning of the year to contribute towards compulsory trips, industry speakers, consumable materials such as photographic paper, paint, printing ink, makeup FX & prosthetics essentials, props, costume and set design materials.

Awarding Body

UAL (University of the Arts London)

Why study?

The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop their careers as creative professionals. This qualification will provide students with an opportunity to cultivate their employability by developing their creative enterprise skills, expanding their industry contact base while developing their start-up projects and professional practice.

The content will typically cover the following:

  • Creating a sustainable business model
  • Project management
  • Mission statements
  • Brand positioning
  • Intellectual property
  • Values and drivers
  • SWOT analysis
  • Customers and business blueprinting
  • Marketing of idea and self
  • Finance planning/fundraising and budgeting
  • The creative economy
  • Cultural policy and legislation
  • Defining the creative product
  • Research and development
  • Communication and building relationships
  • Industry engagement and networking
  • Creative practice and investigation
  • Case studies

Where will this course take me?

  • Employment / Self-employment – Students completing this qualification may set up their own creative company or progress directly into employment, specifically into roles such as freelancer, account manager, consultant, talent manager, art director or producer within the creative industries
  • Higher education – The qualification will support students to develop a portfolio of work, enabling them to progress to higher education courses

Core modules

Unit specification:

  • Unit 1 The Creative Entrepreneur
    Students will demonstrate learning outcomes have been met in a variety of ways. A creative enterprise portfolio of evidence will be the main form of evidence generated.
  • Unit 2 The Creative Practitioner
    Research and a development portfolio of evidence will be the main form of evidence generated.
  • Unit 3 The Creative Enterprise
    Students will demonstrate that the learning outcomes have been met by submitting the following types of evidence:

> Creative enterprise business plan

> Pitch the creative enterprise business plan

> Evaluation

How will I be assessed?

3 mandatory units to be achieved. Achievement is based on a student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes through a range of course work. All units must at a minimum be passed. Units 1 and 2 can be awarded a grade of Pass only.

Unit 3 can be awarded a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Students must successfully complete the formative units, Units 1 and 2, before moving onto the summative unit, Unit 3.

The overall grade for the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise is determined by the student’s achievement in Unit 3.

Will I have to provide anything?

Materials fee £100

Hard drive to store media digital content

Art kit/ camera and portfolio (depending on pathway)

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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