Enterprise Education for the Creative Industries

There is relatively little written about enterprise education for the creative industries. Nascent Entrepreneurship and Learning by Karatas-Ozkan and Chell is a useful contribution although it does not aim to be specifically about the creative industries.

But what else is going on in terms of enterprise education for the creative industries?

The work of Frances Brown, at Coventry University, is making an important contribution through her blog and the events she initiates.

At Birmingham City University we have been running a series of events exploring Enterprise Education and this year, the Creative Enterprise Conference will take place in May (exact date to be confirmed). As discussed in an earlier blog, the ISBE conference includes a strand exploring the specifics of creative industries enterprise and the implications for education.

Apart from the Creative Enterprise Conference my contribution to this area of research is a chapter, Media Enterprise in Higher Education: A Laboratory for Learning in a forthcoming book, Cultural Work and Higher Education. See below for more information about the book and my abstract.

Media Enterprise in Higher Education: A Laboratory for Learning

Enterprise has become increasingly important in media and creative industries education. In this chapter, I explore some of the tensions between critical debates and teaching enterprise practice. Empirical evidence is provided from interviews with post-graduate media students revealing a dynamic and exploratory approach to entrepreneurship. While there are challenges, engaging with the practical aspects of entrepreneurship enables students to re-shape the idea of the entrepreneur to suit their own practice and circumstances. Reflection encourages students to develop their own media entrepreneur identity.


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