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, smart and ambient design futures. It is ideal for graduates and professionals in design, media, engineering or business backgrounds.


Start Date:

September 2017



Full time -- Three semesters


Entry Requirements:

Admission to this programme is based largely on a portfolio of original and effectively executed and presented work, and on a highly original and very well structured proposal. Applicants will be required to submit a preliminary design concept proposal of 300 to 500 words. Two pages [8.5” x 11”] of drawings/images are optional:   Details on Project Proposal

Minimum qualifications: Lower Second Class Honours Degree - or its equivalent – in an area of creative industries [art, architecture, design, film, photography, media] engineering or business.

Applicants with other professional qualifications or experience will also be considered.


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


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



Online – no application fee

Apply directly via the website


Document Submission

Design concept proposals and drawings or images [if submitted] must accompany application forms. These will not be returned.

Submit your Documentation to:

Mrs Deborah Charles-Smythe

Office of Graduate Studies and Research

The University of the West Indies

Student Administration Building

Lewis Avenue, St. Augustine Campus

Trinidad & Tobago W.I.


For further information or

Or (868) 663-2222

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017


This programme is GATE approved.




Our team of designers, academics and strategists at The University of the West Indies is very pleased to offer our first Design MA.


We began with our own design brief to create a programme of exciting courses that will focus on highly intelligent design entrepreneurship. We wanted to custom-build a programme sturdy enough to face up to a wide range of design and entrepreneurial challenges


We know about the omnipotence of design aesthetics but we didn’t want our programme to stop at that. We want to develop great products, but not at the expense of depleting the world’s limited resources and, certainly not aligned to any system of unfair trade practice.


We are more interested in developing great systems of thinking design; originally, and in a contemporary context that requires all of us to work together to create stimulating sustainable futures, across social, cultural, economic and political spheres. 


To achieve these goals The UWI partnered with De Montfort University in Leicester, England. This partnership produced a number of innovative courses that aim to prepare students to explore exciting design futures.


We are proud of our programme, and also proud to point out its uniqueness in that it welcomes and encourages applications from creative practitioners across the spectrum of the arts, media and sciences.   





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 Visual & Performing Arts


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.