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MSc Cultural & Creative Industries

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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

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.

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 Masters, 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

80%

Satisfaction rating
on instruction

< 1 month

Average time taken
for job search

100%

Employment rate
at 6 months

100%

Graduation rate

Source: Course Assessment 2021-2022,
Graduate Employment Survey 2019, 2020 & 2021, Jury 2020-2021

Admissions

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

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. 

Calendar

Recruitment is carried out on a rolling admissions basis. However, given the limited number of places, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Admission is decided on the application to be filled out online.

Application fees : €100

2-Year MSc Option

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

Delivered on the Rouen campus, this programme serves as a gateway to a Master of Science for students with a three-year higher education qualification (French Licence or Bachelor’s degree).
The programme is also open to students with academic backgrounds in non-business-related fields.
This first year of study in the International Pre-Master provides an overview of the core areas of business studies and culminates with the selected Master of Science in the second year.
Please indicate your preferred Master of Science programme when preparing your application.

Your MSc in 2 years !

The first year is an International Pre-Master, overviewing the core of business studies and leading up to the selected MSc in the second year. Please specify your preferred programme when preparing your application.

Layout of the programme

This course was designed to…

  • Open access to MSc degrees for profiles missing qualifications for direct entry
  • Guarantee success at the MSc level by laying strong foundations during the Pre-Master year
  • Diversify career orientation by switching to a new field of specialisation
  • Overview the main areas of knowledge included in an undergraduate business degree

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, the programme participants have to validate 60 ECTS credits.

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.

Professional experience

The two-year programme includes two mandatory professional experience, one at the end of the International Pre-Master year (min 4 months) and one at the end of the MSc year (min 6 months).
Professional experiences can take place in France or abroad, subject to approval by the programme director and based on the relevance to the MSc programme and course content.

5 good reasons to join the programme

Prepare your entrance to a prestigious MSc by consolidating and sharpening your knowledge of business and management, in an intensive, one-year International Pre-Master programme.

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Access a Master of Science degree in a field that is different from your undergraduate degree.

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Familiarise yourself with and adapt to the pace and rigour of studies at a top French business school before starting your Master of Science.

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Obtain the necessary academic qualifications to enter a Master of Science programme.

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Gain professional experience through two internships in two years.

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Develop an international outlook and cross-cultural communication skills.

Marina Bastounis

Head of programme

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

Testimonial

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

South East Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 76 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Xiaotong POIRREE

Eastern Europe & Central Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 40 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Anya Angélica CÁRDENAS

Latin America
Sihem BRIKCI

Sihem BRIKCI

Western Europe, USA & Canada

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

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

Khalif BELGHITH

Africa & Middle East

International Promotion & Admissions Manager

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: €17,900
    2-year course: €28,100

  • Campus:

    Rouen

  • Teaching language:

    English

  • Course start date:

    October 2023

  • 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. 35116, Advanced degree in international management

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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 2023

    • 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. 35116, Advanced degree in international management