Creativity, Leadership and Enterprise

University of the Highlands and Islands


UHI Shetland, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


his course is specifically aimed at creative practitioners, arts project managers and innovators wanting to develop leadership and enterprise skills in the arts and cultural industries with a view to furthering their career in the creative economy.

Throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and rural communities world-wide, there are expressive specialists who have completed a first degree in an arts, design or media subject discipline and who choose to work as sole operators or small businesses. For each, the notion of 'place' is central to their creative practice and where they choose to live and work - and where 'place' defines connectivity to a rich history, culture and inspiring landscape.

This online course allows you to work from the stimulating environment of your own studio, workshop, business or organisation. You will develop research and analytical skills that examine and test new creative content and products; and through pro-active engagement with the professional sector, you will acquire skills to transform original creative concepts and intellectual property into income-generating creative outputs.

You can exit this course at PgDip and PgCert levels.

Entry Requirements

2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject such as art, design, film/tv, music, new media, art and design history, cultural studies, or other closely-related discipline such as business enterprise, administration or management.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

15 months


Creative Industries

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing