A Northeastern university offers a fully funded short course that offers creatives a range of business support options.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched the 20-seat Creative Entrepreneurship online course to give them the knowledge and skills to turn their creative practice into a viable company.
Available to anyone looking to start a new business or those of an existing creative company looking to take it to the next level, it walks them through business tools and toolkits while receiving expert guidance from academics and existing entrepreneurs.
As an accredited Masters qualification, participants can earn additional credits and achieve a full postgraduate qualification over time.
The new course is the third cohort to participate in the program. It is a collaboration between the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group and the Look Again team, which is part of Gray’s School of Art and funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
Libby Curtis, Director of Gray’s School of Art at RGU, said, “We are excited to re-offer this fantastic, fully funded, online short course in 2021 to expand our support for creative practitioners in these challenging times and across Scotland help to build entrepreneurial skills to support creative companies. “
Children’s clothing designer Maija Nygren took part in the second round of the course.
She said, “This course hit me on the head. There is so much ambiguity in the language of business, in the business models, and in the structure of the foundation of your business. I always felt that I had to become something else, a businessman, to build my business.
“Through this course, I realized that the business is me and that it is based on my experience, my vision and my values. I now use the tools I became familiar with on the course to shape my vision, values and experiences, not the other way around. “
Applications can be submitted online until February 14th. You can find more information at https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/courses/2808-creative-entrepreneurship-scqf-level-11-15-credits