This top-up course is designed for students who are already confident practitioners of their chosen creative discipline, but would like to develop a portfolio and build skills to work in the creative industries. Suitable creative disciplines include film, photography, journalism, advertising, graphic design, animation, illustration, CGI, fashion and design.
This top-up degree in creative enterprise is delivered within Solent Creatives, an in-house agency where you’ll develop your creative portfolio and enterprise skills. The agency will support you as you work with businesses on creative projects, teaching you essential business and freelance skills.
Students studying on the creative enterprise top-up programme will spend much of their time working alongside Solent Creatives, the University’s in-house creative agency. The agency matches creative students with clients who are seeking creative services.
This experience of genuine client work is the perfect preparation for employment or freelance work in the creative industries. Students will have gained real experience of working in their chosen field, and will have developed a clear understanding of how the creative industries function both in the UK and abroad.
The course also includes classroom based units, where students will learn essential marketing, finance and management skills, as well the popular Canvas Business Model technique. This ensures that students are able to manage the logistical and administrative aspects of their creative enterprise.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be your own boss? Looking to secure regular employment as a professional creative? Solent University’s creative enterprise top-up is the perfect way to gain experience of professional creative practice and learn the essential business skills required to thrive in either freelance or traditional employment.
What does this course lead to?
During their studies, students from the BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise degree develop relevant business skills and a portfolio of commercial work related to their individual skillset. Many students will choose to work as a business owner or freelancer, using these assets to further their own business.
Other graduates may seek full-time employment in a creative industry. Having already acquired real agency experience throughout their degree, these students will be well positioned to take on this kind of work.
Who is this course for?
This course is for students who want to apply their creative specialism within an agency environment. Graduates will have a full year of agency experience, putting them in a good position to apply for agency roles.
Suitable creative disciplines include film, photography, journalism, advertising, graphic design, animation, illustration, CGI, fashion and design.