- Collins, Hilary (2010) Creative Research. The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries. Lausanne, Switzerland: AVA Books.
- Davies, Rosamund and Gauti Sigthorsson (2013) Introducing the Creative Industries: From Theory to Practice. London: Sage.
- McRobbie, Angela (2015) Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
A selection of journal articles and book chapters available via the university library's full-text databases will be added to the list of mandatory readings each term.