Kingston University London - Project Management for Creative Practitioners MSc

Kingston University London

Project Management for Creative Practitioners MSc

Project, product, and design management, commercial and operational skills are an advantage to art and design graduates, along with a critical understanding of what it means to deliver value (beyond monetary value), which can provide a boost for mid-career creative practitioners.

This course offers tailored opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in design and project and product management. You will participate in designing projects, develop a portfolio of projects in response to live briefs, and deliver a major project working with key stakeholders or on your enterprise and development pathway. You will gain skills in areas such as entrepreneurship, funding, marketing, collaborative practice, resource management, risk assessment, and, importantly for creative practice, agile workflow.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You will study and collaborate with creative professionals from the art and design economy.
  • Our links to professional practice help ensure your studies are relevant to the workplace.
  • You will have an opportunity to complete the course with a professional certificate in an agile management framework, which is internationally recognized. This certification is accredited by APMG.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree (or equivalent) in art and design practice disciplines.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.


Career Prospects

Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the work placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the work placement, just the opportunity to undertake it.

This course equips graduates with the skills, knowledge, and confidence (plus industry recognition) to work on creative projects as a team member or project manager.

Course Details

The course is multi-disciplinary and practitioner-based. You will study with creative professionals and practitioners from across the creative practice (e.g. art and design) economy. Throughout your studies, the emphasis is on learning by doing/making/production/application: you'll develop a portfolio of projects, culminating with a substantive major project. You'll develop your project management skills relevant to creative practice, leading to a professional certification in Agile Project Management.

Incorporated in the curriculum are general transferable skills including team building, collaborative practice, resource and stakeholder management, risk assessment, legal strategy and budget management. The key application is agility in project management for creative sector projects. The focus is on understanding both the language of management and leadership relevant to creative practice environments. While this will include the 'hard' skills of budget management, scheduling and legal strategy, there will be an important focus on understanding qualitatively, people; cultural context(s); and, the meaning of project 'outputs' and 'success' factors.


Principles of Project Management
The Human Problem: Working with and Managing People
Designing and Running Successful Projects
The Creative Freelancer
Major Project

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