"I have traveled from India to study at Goldsmiths, University of London. After graduating in theatre in 2016, I came across the name 'Goldsmiths' on many occasions while working on the Indian theatre circuit. Goldsmiths has been seen as a university of repute, within the circles that I was active in. Nearing the end of 2017, I began to get a clearer understanding on what I wanted to pursue my further studies in. I understood that I wanted to build a career that would entwine the Arts with Entrepreneurship. Furthermore, I wanted to study this in a progressive environment, molded by creatives; not businessmen. I ran a global search online for 'MA Creative Enterprise', naturally I was flooded with web-pages and advertisements for universities, from around the world. After going through the curriculum of a couple of them, I came across Goldsmiths. Under the department for Creative and Cultural Enterprise, Goldsmiths offered a course that precisely met my needs, and more. Going through the course modules and details, I was convinced that this was the ideal place for me to understand the creative industries. Not to mention the institutes repute for progressive research and highly international environment which would help me learn of perspectives from around the globe. Thus, it was natural that Goldsmiths, be the only choice for me to envisage a further education.
Goldsmiths is an environment where one has immense amounts of freedom. The campus and its vicinity are perpetually buzzing with activity, giving students a number of things to do. I have literally had to force myself to often return to my room or the library to catch up with deadlines that are looming ahead in the near future. It is easy to lose track of time with so much happening.
In the initial months our modules focus on cross-disciplinary elements. In class I have had to accomplish tasks that require design thinking, marketing skills, and even had to review a book on generative design. These are things that I had never delved into before and learning about these has been enriching. Underlying these activities, however, has always been the larger focus on our individual projects (which we were required to come with at the time of applying). My project focuses on artist networking and a springboard for global collaboration within the performing arts. I hope, through the course and my tutorials I begin to find a clearer understanding on how this idea can be realized. Alternatively, I feel that the course in enriching my skill-set, introducing elements that would come very handy on working within agencies for artistic and audience development, or as a consultant for creative organisations and events."