Postgraduate Bootcamp 1: Creativity & Orientation
Bootcamp 1: Creativity is designed to introduce you to the Business School for the Creative Industries’ learning community and professional global network orientation. Through a series of exciting and engaging fast paced workshops, tasks and peer sessions you will access resources, build relationships and develop a vision of the function of business for the creative industries.
Fashion: Theories & Histories
Fashion is a global, multi trillion-pound industry employing billions of people around the world, but it has not always been this way; this unit explores some of the ways and whys fashion developed as it did. You will learn the historic development of fashion as an industry as well as a form of social, cultural, and artistic expression. You will hear, read and discuss a whole range of ideas, theories and writing about fashion, from the historical and sociological to the feminist and the economic.
Creative People & Organisations
The creative industries are highly important to the UK and the global economy. As people are a principal resource for any organisation, the strategic management of creative people is an essential skill to ensure that the creative enterprise flourishes at times of rapid technological and organisational change and global competition. This module is designed to provide an insight into the complex theories and contemporary management practice within the creative industries both in the UK and globally.
Fashion Buying & Merchandising
This unit aims to provide critical insight into roles of buying and merchandising in an ever-changing fashion landscape. You will explore a variety of fashion typologies and the differentiated approaches to fashion buying and merchandising to gain understanding of what their role is, and the processes involved and how they are managed to achieve business success. You will explore in detail the management of processes, such as market and trend analysis, product creativity and innovation, as well as range planning, sourcing, logistics and distribution.
Marketing, Design and Communications
If we can understand branding as strategic, we can understand marketing as the tactical force employed to achieve specific business objectives sent from the brand. This unit is about how to understand branding in this way, so you can improve your own marketing, design and communication skills and investigate solutions to current issues within this industry sector.
Creative Industries: Global Industry & Futures
Delivered in parallel with the Creative Industries: Leadership unit, you will enjoy an integrated series of guest lectures, interactive presentations, fireside chats and engaging PechaKucha sessions scheduled across 45 weeks of programming. The focus of the series is your individual development providing rich insights applicable to your personal transformational learning journey and provides a holistic view of the global creative industries context and foresight for future trends.
Creative Industries: Leadership
Delivered in parallel with Creative Industries: Global Industry and Futures, this is another integrated series following the same format.