The Media School recently launched the world’s first Professional Doctorate programme for professionals working in the Creative Industries.
The Creative Industries in the UK has shown itself to be a diverse, vibrant, and expanding sector that contributed nearly £60bn to the UK economy in 2008. With this dynamic picture in mind, this practice-led programme is multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional in nature and aims to build new knowledge in the field of practice.
The Professional Doctorate: Creative Industries (DProf) programme is aligned with the Bournemouth University’s strategic plan in so far as it offers;
• high quality education
• aims to develop high quality professional practice
• is likely to raise our public media profile
• will potentially offer opportunities for Media School staff to engage in enterprise activities with businesses within the Creative Industries.
Dr John Oliver, the Programme Director and Acting Head of Research for the Media School, says that this is an exciting addition to the Media School’s portfolio of doctoral research provision and has already attracted high calibre professionals in the form of an Executive Director at Virgin Media.