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MSc Cultural & Creative Industries

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BECOME A SUCESSFUL MANAGER IN THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTOR 

Programme presentation

The MSc Cultural & Creative Industries provides students with deep theoretical and empirical knowledge of the creative and cultural sector. Covering every branch of the cultural sector, from music and cinema to literature and the visual and performing arts, this Master of Science provides an in-depth view of not only the management of the arts but also the economic, social and cultural issues raised by the current transformation in these industries.

Your MSc in 2 years!

If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you have the possibility of doing this MSc in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. For more information on this course, go to the section “2-Year MSc Option” !

5 good reasons to join the programme

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Fuel your interest in the cultural industries while also developing critical and creative thinking skills.

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Discover an original art-centred approach, including an aesthetic perspective – from rap music to cinéma d’auteur, Impressionism and more.

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Build a solid knowledge base by combining art-based theory courses with lectures by highly qualified professionals.

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Immerse yourself through innovative teaching methods using new technologies, teamwork and creativity.

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Benefit from an engaged alumni network within the arts and culture industries, giving life to an active community.

Sébastien DUBOIS

Head of programme

Developing strong theoretical and empirical knowledge to prepare for a career in the cultural and creative industries sector

Programme objectives

Students are presented with the core issues of this sector (production, distribution, digitisation, marketing specificities, etc.).

This MSc aims to:

  • introduce students to the core, contemporary issues of the creative/cultural industries.
  • develop students’ critical and creative thinking.
  • provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop a career in the creative and cultural industries.

The MSc Cultural & Creative Industries provides students with comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the creative/cultural industries sector.

This is achieved by developing a strategic outlook and market research skills, as well as gaining exposure to the leading product digitalisation methods.

Skill sets

The programme MSc Cultural & Creative Industries, awarding an advanced higher-education degree in international management (DESSMI) provides the skills to:

  • Perform a functional analysis and implement an action plan that incorporates digital, sustainable and international components
  • Conduct a scientific study and issue a recommendation
  • Develop ethical leadership abilities to strengthen one’s manager posture

The skills blocks of the certification may not be acquired separately. The proposed curriculum covers all skills blocks.

Programme highlights

Experience-based, immersive approach

Students meet and collaborate with many different professionals in the arts sector (Centre Pompidou, Musée de Rouen, Netflix and Canal+ producers, Editions du Seuil publishing house, Editions de la Découverte publishing house, Centre National du Cinéma, Believe Music, Warner, Uzik, mıcroqlıma, Théâtre du Relais, Normandie Impressionisme, Grapes Design, etc.). Many of these professionals are alumni. The programme links theoretical lectures focused on the arts with lectures by highly qualified professionals and incorporates an original pedagogy using new technologies, teamwork and creativity.

Professional experience (4 to 6 months)

This is an essential opportunity for applying the theoretical and practical skills learned during the first two semesters in a professional environment. Students are free to do their internship in France or abroad, subject to approval by the internship director and based on its relevance to the MSc programme and course content.

Adapted programme for high-level athletes and artists

High-level athletes and artists may benefit from an adapted programme in order to pursue both their studies and their passion.

Discover the 2-year MSc option, the extended course that makes a Master’s degree accessible to students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree!

Students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree may pursue this Master of Science in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. To find out more about the programme and its advantages, click on the link below.

2-Year MSc Option

Evaluation procedures

The programme is recognised through a dual validation:

  • Ongoing assessment: evaluations conducted throughout the length of the programme in the form of individual or collective reports to be submitted
  • A final evaluation: performed at the end of the course, it can be done under different forms – it is, for the most part, individual

At the end of the programme and after a validation of ECTS credits per programme year, the level-7 DESSMI – MSc Cultural and Creative Industries is awarded to participants.

If some modules were not validated and thus no credits were earned, the programme participant can redo the evaluation during a period set up for this purpose.

    • Percentage of students sitting final examinations*: 100%
    • Graduation rate*: 100%

Source : *2022-2023 Jury

Fine inspire among the network of alumni working in the cultural industries.

Careers in the arts are vocational and creative. The programme offers an original approach focused on the arts that puts artistic production, organisation and the work at the centre of the curriculum, including an aesthetic perspective, from rap music and auteur cinema to impressionism.

Targeted professions

A few of the possible jobs that students can aim for:

  • Cinema and TV production
  • Sales manager in the cultural industries
  • Marketing and communication manager in the cultural industries
  • Fundraising and sponsorship
  • Executive and administrative positions in artistic institutions (museums, foundations, theatres, etc.)

Professional experience

This experience can take the form of an internship (4-6 months), a job, or the creation of a start-up company in France or abroad.

Performance indicators

100%

Professional immersion1

1 month

Average time to secure employment2

97%

Employment rate
at 6 months2

88%

Percentage of graduates entering targeted professions3

Sources: 1 Course data 2022-2023 | 2 Graduate Employment Survey 2021 & 2022 | 3 Graduate Survey 2022

Admissions Requirements

1-year course:

  • Completion of a 4-year Bachelor’s degree (in business, economics, sciences, etc.) or a 3-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1 year of professional experience
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required during the application process (TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge, Duolingo)*

2-year MSc option:

  • Completion of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (Open to all backgrounds)

Proof of English language proficiency is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL ibt, IELTS, Cambridge and Duolingo).*

*Contact us to learn more about the scores required for each test. 

Admissions process

  • Complete the online application: apply.neoma-bs.fr
  • Provide scanned copies of all original documents in English or French (CV, motivation letter, transcripts, etc.)
  • Candidates who meet the admissions requirements will be asked to complete a deferred interview
  • Admissions results are sent by email within two weeks of the interview.

Application fee: €100

Admissions calendar

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, from September 2023 with a final deadline for submissions in mid-July 2024. Applicants will be informed of the admission jury’s decision two weeks following the interview.

However, given the limited number of places, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Additional recommendations

Careers in the arts are vocational and creative. We look for creative and passionate students.
Undoubtedly, if you are to choose this MSc, it is essential to:

  • be interested in the arts
  • have a critical perspective and intellectual curiosity

Candidates should be able to communicate with confidence in English, participate in group work, demonstrate initiative, strong interpersonal skills, enjoy meeting people and having new experiences.

2-Year MSc Option

Discover the International Pre-Master, the extended course that makes a Master of Science accessible to students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree!

Programme overview

Delivered on the Rouen campus, this programme serves as a gateway to a Master of Science (MSc) for graduates of a three-year higher education qualification (French Licence or Bachelor’s degree). The programme is also open to students with academic backgrounds in fields not directly linked to their desired MSc programme.

This first year of study in the International Pre-Master provides an overview of the core areas of business studies and the fundamentals of the selected MSc programme. Upon validation of this curriculum, students continue to their second year and obtain their Master of Science degree.

Please indicate your preferred Master of Science programme when preparing your application.

Programme strengths

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Build the academic foundations and skillset to access NEOMA’s Master of Science programmes

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Cultivate your cross-cultural competencies in a multicultural cohort of students, with instruction by an international faculty

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Develop your skills in independent, critical thinking and effective communication

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Empower your career trajectory thanks to career & personal development workshops

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Gain professional experience through a 4-to-6-month internship in your first or second year

Evaluation procedures

The programme is validated in two ways:

  • Continuous assessment: Evaluations conducted throughout the course the programme in the form of individual or collective assignments to be submitted.
  • Final assessment: Carried out at the end of the course and may take a number of different forms, most of which are individual.

At the end of the programme, participants must validate 60 ECTS credits.

If certain modules have not been validated and therefore credits not obtained, the student may take a resit examination during the periods set aside for this purpose.

Professional experience

A professional experience (of minimum four months) is mandatory to validate your 2-year MSc. It can take place at the end of the first or second year of studies, in France or abroad.

Marina Bastounis

Head of programme

Expand your professional horizons and reach for a Master of Science from a top French business school.

Stories

Anqi YANG
2013-14

The first year of my MSc was a year of building the fundamentals skills necessary for almost every aspect of my professional life. Courses like Quantitative Methods gave me skills related to several fields of study, like economics and finance, helping me to read and analyse data in a more objective way. Geopolitics provided me with a comprehensive vision of world trade. Also, a full day’s work in an English-speaking environment strengthened my preparation for work in an international context. The courses were extremely useful and gave me confidence in my skills. What I also liked a lot is the diversity of teachers; they are from different countries, which really gives me a feeling of studying in an international school.

Romain PENNEL
2013-14

After completing a special two-year diploma in Marketing & Trade, I chose to go abroad and complement it with a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating with a 3-year bachelor’s degree, I decided to enrol in the two-year MSc option at NEOMA Business School. It was the ideal solution for me, and I was able to earn a Master of Science. The first year at NEOMA prepared me for my MSc courses and the professional challenges of international business.

Testimonials

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Elisa PENNANEAC’H - MSc Cultural & Creative Industries - Etudiante

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Elsa Klerlein - Consultant Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Sopra Steria Consulting, Paris

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Léonie Duflot - Sales Coordinator, Coproduction Office (independent movie company), Berlin

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Hugo Morata - Consultant, Talent Sphere (human resource agency specialised in the creative industries), Paris

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For more information, contact our international team:

Min WU

Asia & Asia-Pacific

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 76 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Shekhar SURTI

Shekhar SURTI

Indian Subcontinent

Ange DJEGAN

France

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 72 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Anya Angélica CÁRDENAS

Latin America
Sihem BRIKCI

Sihem BRIKCI

Europe & North America

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

(+33) 3 26 77 88 60 LinkedIn images Make an appointment

Khalif BELGHITH

Africa & Middle East

Practical information

  • Format:

    Full time

  • Duration:

    1-year course: 15 months
    2-year course: 12 months (year 1) + 15 months (year 2)

  • Tuition fees:

    1-year course: €18,500
    2-year course: €29,000

  • Campus:

    Rouen

  • Teaching language:

    English

  • Course start date:

    October 2024

  • Entry level:

    1-year course: 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
    2-year course: 3-year Bachelor’s degree

  • Degree awarded:

    Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) / RNCP sheet No. 37684, Advanced degree in international management
    Registration date: 01/09/2023 - NEOMA

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      Full time

    • Duration:

      1-year course: 15 months
      2-year course: 12 months (year 1) + 15 months (year 2)

    • Tuition fees:

      1€

    • Campus:

      Rouen

    • Teaching language:

      English

    • Course start date:

      October 2024

    • Entry level:

      1-year course: 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
      2-year course: 3-year Bachelor’s degree

    • Degree awarded:

      Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) / RNCP sheet No. 37684, Advanced degree in international management
      Registration date: 01/09/2023 - NEOMA