Postgraduate Programmes

MA in Creative Design: Entrepreneurship


Faculty of Humanities and Education

Open to entrepreneurs and creative and design industry professionals interested in developing innovative skills in sustainable and smart design futures. It is ideal for graduates and professionals with design, media, engineering or business backgrounds.

Start Date:

September of each year


Three semesters

Entry Requirements:

Lower Second Class Honours Degree - or its equivalent – in any creative area [art, architecture, culinary arts, design, film, music, photography, media], engineering or business. Applicants with other qualifications or experience will also be considered.

Shortlisted applicants who meet entry requirements may be required to attend an interview.

Considered for admission to this programme, is a portfolio of original and effectively executed and presented work, and a highly original and very well-structured proposal for a business in the creative industries.

Applicants will be required to submit a preliminary design concept proposal with a summary of 300 to 500 words.

Programme Content [courses]

  • Nature of Creativity
  • Critical Perspectives in Design Management
  • Research Methodology for Design Entrepreneurship
  • Business Planning for the Creative Entrepreneur
  • Design as a Strategic Business Tool
  • Strategic Markets for Design in the Global Economy
  • Creative Design Project

Further details on the courses are availablehere.


Online – no application fee

Apply directly via the website

Design concept proposals and drawings or images [if submitted] will not be returned.

After applying online, documents required to be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research in the Lloyd Brathwaite Building (Student Administration) are:

  • Confirmation Receipt from your online application
  • Receipt from the online or over-the-counter (Republic Bank Ltd) payment of the $90TT or $30US processing fee
  • Official copy of your transcript(s). If you received your 1st degree from UWI St. Augustine, this is not necessary.
  • Resume
  • Two (2) referee reports under confidential cover. Usethisform.
  • Creative Design Project Proposal. Guidelines arehere.

This completes the application process.

Financial information:

The programme is GATE Approved.

All our TT students benefit from GATE.

Further information/queries:

Contact the Programme Coordinator Dr. Cilla Pemberton

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts & Cultural Enterprise Management


Faculty of Humanities and Education.

ACEM is a trans-disciplinary programme that equips graduates with the entrepreneurial skills for the development and management of the artistic and cultural resources of the region.

The programme is open to graduates in the humanities, social sciences or other related fields, as well as to managers of arts and cultural enterprises in the public and private sectors.

The course of study runs over a period of one, intensive mid-year session (May - August) of four weeks each, followed by nine months of independent study.

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should normally have:

1. a first degree from an approved university OR

2. academic qualifications decided by the university to be equivalent to a first degree OR

3. persons without the above qualifications but who may have experience in the field of study, along with their referee reports and academic records may be recommended for admission based on the results of an interview and qualifying courses (Economics of Culture & Festival Management).

This programme is GATE approved.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education: Visual & Performing Arts

This programme is offered through the normal offerings of the Diploma in Education offered by the School of Education.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Visual & Performing Arts is intended to further the development of artistic skills and experiences as fundamental to the all-round effective functioning of the visual and performing arts teacher. The project encourages teachers to extend their own personal engagement with the arts through:

    • inter-arts experiences
    • the acquisition or development of specific sets of skills and knowledge in an art form.

Through these activities teachers will also gain experiences in the production of an artistic event.


On completion, teachers will be able to:

  • identify the differences and commonalities among the arts
  • utilize elements of other artforms to strengthen their teaching
  • practise basic concepts in another artform
  • express themselves competently in any aspect of their art in which they have undertaken study
  • apply effective processes to the production of an arts event
  • employ artistic talent to improve their teaching
  • assist students to express themselves in any arts discipline.