Postgraduate Modules

Module Overview

Leadership for the Creative Industries

The creative space has become a key element of the economic landscape of the 21st century. It offers the opportunity for individuals to develop ideas on a local level which can then be marketed on a global platform using online technologies. However the training offered for entry to this space is often grounded in 20th century manufacturing models which are no longer relevant.

This module addresses the need for skills and training in the leadership qualities necessary for success in a creative industry. It presumes that while many business skills are generic there are specialised needs within the creative space.

Industry Contributors

Prof. Paul Moore, head of the School of Creative Arts and Technologies will lead this module, biography to be found here. The School of Creative Arts and Technologies has strong creative industry links and a number of these leading industry figures will deliver aspects of the programme.

Professor Anthony Lilley OBE, CEO Magic Lantern, CEO The English Opera (ENO), government adviser for the creative industries. Winner of both a BAFTA and RTS award, Board member of the AHRC. Anthony is a 0.2 professor with the School.

Adam Singer, Visiting Professor to the School of Creative Arts. Adam created the Discovery Channel selling it in 1997 to concentrate on creative industries consultancy. A former Content Board member at Ofcom he is now chairs the British Screen Advisory Council

Dr Moya Doherty, director of Riverdance and Tyrone Productions. Moya was responsible for the creation of Riverdance and has headed the global growth of the company for 20 years. She was made Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year in 2003

Course Outline

Why do the Creative Industries need Specific Leadership Skills? Based on the work of John Hartley, Angela McRobbie and John Maeda, and policy documents such as Staying Ahead this session will examine the particular leadership needs of the creative industry space.

Creative Project Management: Prof Lilley will offer those on the course an insight into contemporary project management practice in the creative sphere underlining his theory with examples form Top Gear, The English National Opera and Space, the online platform for the BBC and the Arts Council.