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Specialty “Creative industries and business”


Supervisor of the specialty: 


Office: 1075A

Tel.: (+359) 2 8195 403



About the specialty

Specialty “Creative industries and business” prepares intellectual property specialists that can provide sustainability, development and competitiveness to the industry through creating, protecting and managing its intellectual property. Students are given knowledge and practices relating to the global reorientation of the economies towards economies of knowledge, where the classic economic resources like work and capital are supplemented by the resources knowledge and creativity as main resources of economic prosperity on a micro and macro level. The economic exploitation of resources like knowledge, creativity and talent is accomplished by the creative industries that function both in the sector of material production (industry) and non-material production (the sector of culture), creating positive economic effects and sustainable economic growth. The creative industries in the sector of material production are represented by innovative and high-tech industries. In the sector of culture, the creative industries are music, film, radio, television, software, publishing and other industries. The new business models requiring the use of knowledge, creativity and talent as a production resource necessitate intellectual property as a core economic factor for business development. The economic characteristics of intellectual property, through the industrialization of creativity, add to the development of entrepreneurship. That by itself through the promotion of innovation and the increase in productivity creates sustainable economic growth.

The graduates of specialty “Creative industries and business” can pursue a career as economists, managers and administrators in all sectors of the economy and in all business organizations whose activity is based on creating and managing intellectual property. They can pursue a career as:

  • government employees in the Ministry of culture, National patent office, Commission for protection of competition, Ministry of foreign affairs, Ministry of defence, Ministry of internal affairs, Customs agency and others;
  • employees, specialists and experts in international intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations like the World intellectual property organization, UNESCO, CISAC, World trade organization and others;
  • employees, specialists and experts in organizations for collective management of copyright and related rights like Musicauthor, Filmauthor, Artistauthor, Prophon, ABBRO, BACCO and others;
  • specialists in music, film, publishing, software, advertisement and other companies, that create and manage intellectual products;
  • specialists in museums, galleries, cinemas, theatrical and other cultural organizations, in the National centres for books
  • specialists in radio and television organizations;
  • associates in research institutes, business centres, tech and business parks;
  • employees in companies’ units for innovation, scientific and technical information, marketing, advertisement and others;
  • employees in law firms, organizations and bureaus that work in the field of intellectual property;
  • intellectual property consultants, industrial property representatives