Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise)

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise)
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA758

Course version for continuing students who enrolled prior to 2013.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise) provides intensive training in developing a new creative venture, including business and strategic planning in the creative industries, alongside creative practice and development in writing, publishing, new media, performance and/or film. It culminates in the development of a start-up creative enterprise or production outcomes for a project.

Students may undertake the Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise) (8 credit points) in part time or full time mode. The course builds on core units of Arts Audiences, Arts/Media Law and New Ventures, with the option of an elective in areas such as photography, dance, events/working in creative teams and fundraising. It culminates in developing the project in a studio-based incubator environment. Every student will bring to the course a creative idea, concept or project that is to be developed through learning, practice and mentoring in enterprise skills and creative production in a studio-based incubator environment. Industry practitioners and professionals will act as mentors to the 'classroom as incubator'.

The Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise) is a unique course, offering local creative practitioners a lifelong investment in their entrepreneurial and economic future. It also meets a growing international student demand for transferring education in the creative arts to a creative business.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise) a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study from the units listed below:

Course structure

Core Units 

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project (Formerly ALR715)

ACC717Law, Media and Communication (Formerly ALJ724)

Select 1 elective from:

MMM793Managing Cultural Projects and Events

MMM799Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship

Students who enrolled prior to 2009 to contact the course director to discuss unit selection options.