We understand culture as both a creative output that fathoms an alternative and, in the anthropological sense, a way of life that determines human behaviours. We see enterprise as the process of creating value, whether it is social, political, cultural or economic, through new ideas, initiatives and strategies. Culture is a key to driving systemic change.
Academics and students in the programme benefit from exploring the intersections of culture and enterprise. Student curators learn and develop entrepreneurial skills to help them support artists more effectively and management students use design processes to find and solve intractable problems. Many graduates of the programme enter new and emerging professions, forging alliances with industry to contribute to future ecologies of institutions and ideas.
The Culture and Enterprise programme consists of the following courses:
BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation
BA Culture, Criticism and Curation offers a wide-ranging arts education which embraces design, fine art, architecture, fashion, film, performance and literature.
MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise
MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them.
MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries
This course will teach you how to realise your ideas in the creative industries.
MA Culture, Criticism and Curation
Through critical writing and curating, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation provides a framework for engaging with historical and contemporary culture.
MA Innovation Management
MA Innovation Management is a practice-based course in which you will learn how to enable innovation within a variety of different contexts, such as creative, business or cultural organisations.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
What happens when you mix an arts school with a business school?
The Culture and Enterprise programme has cultivated and delivered student projects in partnership with a range of external organisations including Procter and Gamble, The Guardian, and EDF. Here is a selection of current and past projects recorded by students.
Culture and Enterprise staff currently supervise a broad range of topics from philosophy and comics, to museum studies and popular music. The programme has over 18 students whose PhDs are both practice and text based.
Culture and Enterprise programme events
Online Event: MA Culture, Criticism and Curation
The online Open Day is an opportunity to find out more about MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins.
Online Event: MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise Open Day
We invite you to attend the open day to learn more about the Postgraduate MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise course. This course acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events,
Culture and Enterprise stories
Remedies and Translations
In their final year, students from MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise collaborate on an online intervention. This year the projects ran from “audio remedies” for the global pandemic to exploring the impact of live-streaming improvised performance.
Class of 2020: Work
We take a look at the 2020 graduating students exploring the meanings of work.
Class of 2020: Damilola Ayo-Vaughan
Graduating from BA Culture, Criticism and Curation, Damilola Ayo-Vaughan talks to us about his photographic practice which synthesises personal and collective memory.
London Grads Now at Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery invited the College to take part in its celebration of the 2020 class graduating from London’s art schools. We speak to students Mazzy-Mae Green and Greta Voeller who took on the challenge to produce an exhibition in a matter of