Enterprise Creative Practices - Clare Street

Enterprise for Creative Industries (Postgraduate Diploma, L9, 60 ECTS)
This programme is aimed at non-business graduates who are interested in starting a creative enterprise, looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification in business with a focus on the creative industries sector or supporting the advancement of creative graduates into other sectors where organisations are increasingly hiring creative graduates for their creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and innovation capabilities.

Time Commitment
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?
• New Enterprise Creation (10 Credits)
• Business Development (10 Credits)
• Finance & Strategy (10 credits)
• Communication for Marketing (10 Credits)
• Branding (10 Credits)
• Feasibility Plan (10 Credits)

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?
Applicants must possess a primary honours degree or equivalent.


Applicants must also submit a sample portfolio of work:
• You are required to upload a portfolio as part of the application process.
• Portfolio should demonstrate creative ability. This might include, but not limited to, drawings, craft skills, traditional and digital skills, sculpture, photography and examples of past creative projects or previous work. The programme welcomes applicants who might have an existing creative business as well as those who are considering establishing one in the future.

• 10 good images and descriptions is adequate. Add interactive links if you wish to showcase video work. The specific contents of the portfolio are to illustrate a sample of the applicant's creative work.

• Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) will be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL policy.

This is a Level 9 postgraduate diploma award. It is expected that candidates would be comfortable with technology. Ideal candidates would be those with previous design experience that may require enhanced technical qualifications to further their career. Prior experience with technology would be an advantage. This understanding is usually demonstrated with a portfolio of previous work or RPL.

Successful candidates will then be called for an interview.

Application dates

Application Deadline: TBC for September 2023
Register Your Interest: https://lit.ie/Register-Your-Interest?coursecode=LC_AECIM_NCS


1 year

Class time is expected to be 2.5 days per week/16 hours.

Delivery method will be predominantly online (75%) with onsite classes in LSAD (25%) which will take place for 2 days at the beginning and and of each term (4 days in total). Attendance of the on-site classes is expected, as it is an important element of the programme to develop a network of creative businesses.

Provisional on-site classes for Semester 1 are Thursdays & Fridays at the beginning of term.

Online classes will be recorded and available to watch back.

Complete timetable details will be provided by the programme team on programme induction.

Post Course Info

What are the career prospects?
On completion of this course, the aim is that students would have the tools to start a business and be self-employed.

Are there opportunities for further study?
Possibility to continue onto Masters programme and complete an additional 30 credits. Details TBC - will be provided and updated on course webpage once they become available.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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