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Culture and Enterprise programme

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:


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

Culture and Enterprise stories

  • The Great Unwashed, , Adriana Cobo Corey (Photo: Catarina Heeckt)

    (In)Visible Processes: Adriana Cobo Corey

    In this conversation, Adriana Cobo Corey shares her PhD research on taste, space and power. See her work in (In)Visible Processes at the Lethaby Gallery curated by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students. The exhibition shares recent PhD

  • Screenshot of Sparking Creativity

    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.

  • Sophie Huckfield, Break the Frame, MA Material Futures

    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.