Experience and understand the creative economy, cultural policy and current best practice in professional arts management.
Develop professional networks with help from sector practitioners and academic experts.
Boost your employability with work-based experience in arts and cultural organisations.
Gain an understanding of arts and cultural management in an international context.
This flexible course adapts to the ever-changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts and cultural management, through hands-on experience and work-based learning.
We’ll give you the unique opportunity to engage with an extensive range of regional, national and international arts and cultural organisations. These cover the full range of the creative industries including dance, theatre, music, digital creativity, fine art, fashion and heritage.
You’ll graduate as a responsive, resilient, flexible and imaginative practitioner, equally comfortable in a variety of settings, adept at working in partnership with a wide range of organisations.
Building on your own experience and background; you’ll expand your professional arts knowledge, management skills, entrepreneurial thinking, and creative leadership skills.
Delivered in close collaboration with leading arts organizations, we’ll provide you with the theoretical framework, appropriate skills, and practical experience to meet the challenges of working in your chosen field.
You’ll cover theory, critical thinking, and skills development as well as gaining practical experience. You’ll analyse debates in and about culture and the arts, and apply them to contemporary practice, structures, funding, and participation.
This course includes or offers the following modules.
Arts Management in the 21st Century
Managing Arts and Cultural Events
Extended Placement Project
Advanced Academic and Business Skills
International Business Environment
International Business Practice
Creative Enterprise: A New Business Venture
Governance, Ethics and Risk Management
How Will I be Assessed?
On this course you're assessed by a variety of methods that may include some or all of the following across the various modules on the course:
Reports on work-based assignments
Research project reports
Reflective learning and work-experience journals
Proposal papers for projects, funding or events, business plans, or strategy documents
Project progress reports
As well as reflecting on the uncertainties of the moment, you’ll be introduced to people who are dealing with them for real. You’ll benefit from being taught by a range of professional arts management practitioners from across the arts and cultural sectors. They deliver lectures and workshops, mentor your on work experience and research projects, and become part of your own developing professional networks.
Gain experience in the sector
At the heart of this course is work-based experience and embedded networking opportunities. You'll have opportunities to assess current practice and to research the wider theoretical and academic contexts of arts and cultural management today.
Prepare for a career in arts management
Culture, the arts and the creative industries are estimated to be worth over £81 billion to the UK economy.
Careers in arts management are varied and cover every cultural and artistic area. They include roles in:
Events and venue management
Programming events and seasons
Community engagement and social inclusion
Education and learning
Managing artists and performers.
Cost & Fees
UK/EU students full time - 2019/20 entry £7,395
UK/EU students part time - 2019/20 entry £3,700
International students full time - 2019/20 entry £14,300