Executive MBA for the Screen Industries

United Kingdom
Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview

Course summary:

From the University of the Arts London and Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam, this Executive MBA is specifically designed for future leaders of the global screen industries from the worlds of film, TV, sound, post-production, animation, games, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and beyond. Using the latest blended learning techniques, the course will inspire you to develop your creative business ideas and give you the tools you need to build sustainable, successful screen businesses.

Great reasons to apply:

A course developed specifically for the screen industries:

Providing all of the key content of the best MBAs, but custom designed for people working in or wishing to join, the screen industries. Examples and case studies all come from the actual experience of screen-industry professionals in development, production, management and distribution. All content is geared towards managing the challenges and exploiting the opportunities of these growing, diverging industries in a fast-changing digital world.

A truly global approach:

The course recognises that screen-based products are more and more the products of global collaborations and reflects this in two key ways. First, you will work, online, with other students from all across the world, developing projects together and harnessing each other's subject expertise and experiences. Second, our faculty, guest lecturers, case studies and examples will all reflect the international, multi-platform nature of the screen industries, highlighting the opportunities and challenges of building truly global enterprises.

Expert input and personalised guidance:

UAL's relationship with Lord David Puttnam and his education company, Atticus, gives us unparalleled access to a wide range of senior practitioners from the screen industries. They will provide lectures and seminars to our students, and ensure that the course remains current and focused on the real needs of the industry.

Flexible and supported:

The Executive MBA has been designed for busy professionals. As you learn online over 18 months, you can manage your own study time in ways that best suit you, but you will also have full access to tutors, mentors and the other students on the course, so that you become part of our active learning community. The varied perspectives of your cohort will create a supportive mutual learning and collaboration environment.

Who should take this course

This course has been designed for professionals from a broad range of backgrounds.

Course content

Course details:

The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) for the Screen Industries , delivers Master's-level business and management education to professionals working in, or wishing to work in film, television, animation, post-production, visual effects, games, sound design and music for moving image, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR).

This is an online, blended learning course that complements and enhances the portfolio of the three programmes within the Screen School Film and TV, Moving Image and Digital Arts, and Sound and Music and Sound Arts.

The total duration of the programme is eighteen months, by the end of which you'll have completed a major project, dissertation or business plan, bringing together the key elements of your learning and equipping you for the next steps in your career journey.

What you can expect:

The course combines formal instruction in the key knowledge, skills and understanding required for the achievement of an Executive MBA, with the provision for analysis and learning based on authentic, current, case studies and scenarios gathered from a range of practitioners in its target industries.

Its central approach will be to allow learners to apply best practice in advanced management in the key areas of leadership, marketing, finance, organisational management and strategy and marketing to their work, whilst understanding how such practice is enacted in real, global, cross-media scenarios.

This course has been designed for professionals from a broad range of backgrounds. You may be employed by a giant media organisation, or working as a freelancer, or be a professional working in another sector looking to develop the skills needed to build a career in the screen industries. There is no requirement for you to have previously studied a screen subject.

What applicants will have in common is valid, demonstrable work experience of at least three years, plus the drive to succeed as a strategic leader in this innovative, growing sector.

You are most likely to be:

  • A screen freelancer or practitioner or creative looking to extend your business acumen.
  • An entrepreneur looking to establish or grow a screen enterprise.
  • A manager or creative in the screen industries looking to develop your strategic leadership skills.
  • A manager in another sector whose business is diversifying to include moving-image products for internal or external consumption.
  • A manager or creative in another sector who wishes to move into the screen industries.

Fees & Funding:

  • Home / EU fee

About Course Provider

University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six renowned Colleges, each with its own world-class reputation: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

UAL is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Offering an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is the main talent pipeline to the UK’s creative industries.

Home to a diverse community of over 18,000 students from 129 countries, UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global business to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.

Building on UAL’s association with some of the most original thinkers in the arts, students and staff are inspired to challenge convention, generate new ideas and nurture talent. Home to award-winning staff and students for more than a century, UAL’s Colleges are at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in their specialist subjects. This close-knit College structure offers opportunities for learning and enquiry for people at all stages of their creative development.

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