University of Warwick's Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies. Established in 1995, the Centre provides a focus for teaching and research in cultural management, cultural policy, media and communications, culture and international development, creative and social enterprise and the creative and media industries. Our distinctive approach is to engage with the practical realities of working in the cultural and media industries while having critical oversight of the ideological, strategic and conceptual questions which lie behind professional practice. This approach is shaped by an ongoing commitment to preparing postgraduate students for careers in the culture, media and communication industries.