Managing Creative Projects

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6 Feb - 17 Mar 2023

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Learn how to make a plan and execute it – on time, on budget, on point.

Project management is critical to the success of any creative endeavour. This six-week blended learning course will teach you how to define, develop and deliver a brief.

Expert tutors will cover all the key tools and skills you need, illustrated with real-life examples by guest speakers from across the creative industries.

Upon completion of the course you'll have the opportunity to pitch your idea to an industry leader.

Over six weeks you’ll:

  • Identify the major components of any project
  • Define your vision and what you want to achieve
  • Learn how to make the ‘business case’ for your project and find out what funders look for in successful applications

Managing Creative Projects runs from 6 February to 17 March 2023.

Anyone living in Greater Manchester, aged 19+ and either currently unemployed, on Universal Credit or earning less than £20,888.

No previous experience is required. All you need is an interest in working behind the scenes in the creative industries.

We are especially keen to hear from those who are underrepresented in our sector. Anyone from Black, Asian and other ethnically diverse communities, as well as D/deaf and disabled people and applicants from low-income households.

This course is fully funded by Factory International. That’s right. It’s free. We’ll also cover your travel and lunch expenses and give you a training allowance. 

There is no qualification attached to Managing Creative Projects.

What our students say

‘It’s raised my game so much. I feel able to manage a creative project in detail, from a business perspective. I’ve learnt how to plan in maximum detail and to map out a process professionally.'

Jyothi Kuna, Festival Director, Altrincham Arts Festival

'Factory Academy has helped me to build a bridge between my creative practice and the industry, by teaching me how to take a project from concept through to outcome.'

Olivia Fitzpatrick, Office Assistant, Factory International

'The sheer amount of detail is terrific. The way we're able to put the theory into practice means learning the programme is much more enjoyable and the stakes feel real.'

Fraser Milward, Project Manager, Dig Media UK

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