MA Creative Cities
This is an innovative MA programme offered jointly by the Departments of Geography and Culture, Media and Creative Industries.
It is the first of its kind in the world. It brings together world leading scholars in both fields to address the No.1 urban question/cultural question of the day. King's College London is the place to study these issues.
Please note: there will be no intake for this programme of study for the academic year 2013-14. The information displayed is for current students only.
MA Creative Cities
The ‘creative city’ describes the intersection of the cultures of cities, the material forms, and the process of cultural and creative production and consumption. Some have argued that such cities are the new site of competition and development in a globalising and urbanising world; others argue that the creative city is the first site of resistance to the globalisation and homogeneity. There is no escape: creative cities are at the centre of many contemporary debates about cities, art and culture, and the fractures that run through them: economic, social and political.
The programme develops a critical understanding of the history, origins and current formulation of debates about creativity and the city. It will enable those with a first degree in urban geography, urban sociology, cultural studies, media and communications, etc. to focus on the challenges of managing cities and creativity in an integrated manner. In particular, it enables students to critically evaluate existing and proposed creative city policies. And would suit those interested in further research in this field, or in jobs in urban policy and urban management.
Creative Cities is an innovative joint programme between culture, Media and Creative Industries and Urban Geography that critically examines the ideas, practices and policies of ‘creative cities’. World-leading professors from both departments collaborate on this programme. The focus is on the intersections of culture and the city, and the economic, social and cultural consequences. The programme has an international scope and draws on interdisciplinary foundations.
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