The cultural, media and creative industries are key forces in contemporary society, shaping cultural experience and identity, informing social change, and influencing international relations and communication. The visual and performing arts, the music and film industries, broadcasting and digital and print media together form the creative economy, increasingly the focus of government policy, private investment and academic research. At CMCI we teach and research the critical understanding of the creative industries, alongside key areas in cultural theory and history. We offer a unique interdisciplinary MA programme and related PhD opportunities, drawing on a range of disciplines including Cultural Studies, History, Geography and Sociology. Our research specialisms include creative cities, gender in the media, popular music subcultures, theories of visual evidence and international cultural policy. Studying at CMCI you will develop the kinds of knowledge that can facilitate careers across the cultural and creative field, gaining critical insight into cultural theory, policy and management, the structure and dynamics of creative organisations, and popular culture and media. Through our many links with leading London cultural institutions such as Tate and the BFI, you will benefit from a range of work experience opportunities, as well as guest lectures from key figures in the arts and media. We also organise conferences and research seminars, in particular relating to the UK media and East Asian cultural industries.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
We will give you a full induction to different approaches to analysing and engaging with the cultural and creative industries, including guidance in relevant research methods. For MA internship students training is provided in seeking placement opportunities and assessing your skillset and your career goals.
The School of Arts and Humanities provides dedicated computing facilities and workspace for MPhil/PhD students.
Graduate School studentships; Arts and Humanities international studentships.
Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries
Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions
020 7848 2765/2232
7C Chesham Building
King's College London