Open the doors to the incredibly diverse field of media and entertainment and combine your passion for creativity with your skills in business and management.
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With our Creative Business degree, you develop your skills to become a manager in the media industry. You develop your insights into business and marketing, nurture your conceptual thinking skills and learn how to use and apply different forms of media and technology. You get to explore all aspects of your own creativity whether your passion is for film, radio, tv, online media, music or video games.
Work on challenges set by industry to provide solutions to current issues
Work with state-of-the-art technology
Develop a broad range of business skills while focusing on your creative and commercial expertise
Specialise in your field with a minor subject
Work on personal development with your study coach and map out your own study path
Gain international experience with a period of study and an internship abroad
What Creative Business offers
Wherever your interest in media lies, whether it’s music, film, tv or online media or print, the Creative Business programme prepares you to be a manager in the industry. You can expect a very hands-on approach with workshops and practical challenges giving you a true experience of the media and entertainment industry as you turn ideas into concepts into reality. You get to create, record and produce media in our on-campus studios, complete with radio studio, green screens, top-notch camera and audio equipment, as well as the latest design software, so when you hit the creative media industry, you’ll be well ahead of the game.
As your study progresses, you develop a portfolio of your work. It includes the feedback on your productions and your own reflection on the assignment, focusing on what we call Unique Proofs of Learning. You’re the one that chooses what you want to learn or focus on within your media course working, for instance for the promo team, the Creative Business Instagram account, or the content platform Matters.frl or the Media College Radio. And with a coach at your side for academic matters and a mentor checking your well-being and study progress, you’re sure to get the most out of your university degree.
Creative Business in practice
You work on assignments from real companies in each year of the course, often collaborating in small groups and coached by lecturers with relevant practical media & entertainment experience. This method of working means you learn to draw on feedback to adapt your ideas and become more flexible, while also developing your teamwork and leadership skills. It also means you get hands-on experience of what it’s like to stand behind and in front of the camera, work on the production of a magazine and delve into the needs of your target audiences. Our partners in the media industry set assignments for our students and research partners to tackle a real-life problem or create a media concept that can then be rolled out by the company. You could research a company’s business model, develop media concepts, analyse or create a series of podcasts, look into community building, or design and create a special edition magazine.
By the end of your degree, you’ll be ready to take on a position in music management, media management or entertainment management, or in the video game business. Whether you work for a company or set up for yourself, this business course will have given you the insights and helped you develop the entrepreneurial skills you need.
Gain international experience
Studying Creative Business at NHL Stenden means spending part of your degree studying abroad. You can go to one of the NHL Stenden’s Grand Tour partner locations in South Africa, Bali or Thailand or go on an exchange to a partner institution and delve into a totally new way of studying. With over 100 different minors on offer through NHL Stenden and held at locations all over the world, you're sure to find the perfect specialisation, whether it's Music Business, Video Game Business, Media Concepts & Sustainability, Photography or Exploring Digital Citizenship.
You can also do your final-year internship abroad drawing from the experience you have gained during your studies. You could work for media companies such as Sony, Netflix, and Vogue or companies with media departments such as Rabobank, Adidas, Ikea and UNICEF. And if you’ve already turned your dream for your own business into a reality, you could consider doing your internship in your own start-up.
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Programmes related to Creative Business
NHL Stenden offers other degrees similar to Creative Business at associate, bachelor degree level and master’s.
More intensive than the four-year programme, this fast-track, three-year degree gives you more concentrated practical experience. And there’s more emphasis on self-study when it comes to learning theory.
Develop your passion for media and communication by creating, producing and managing media productions during this two-year practice-oriented undergraduate degree or continue your studies with the bachelor’s degree in Creative Business.
Take your media skills to the next level with our master’s in Content & Media Strategy and develop your skills in developing content and media strategies that help organisations create meaningful communication.
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