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BA (Hons)Arts and Festivals Management

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Arts and Festivals Management is an applied subject where you develop an understanding of academic debates and demonstrate your practical skills through projects and two practical placements in your chosen arts sector. The course structure allows you to develop your interests and specialise as you progress through it.

You will develop a range of interdisciplinary skills such as teamwork, marketing and management theory, fundraising, business planning, licensing, health and safety, programming and cultural policy.

The course will equip you with the practical tools and skills to become leaders in key areas of the cultural arena, including theatres, music venues, galleries, museums and festivals.

Programme structure

Year 1
Running and Promoting a Venue
Creative Arts Manager: Policy and Practice
Perspectives in the Arts
Cultural Leadership

Year 2
International Research Project
Research Methods: Dissertation
Research Methods: Placement
Programming and Planning Festivals
Arts and Communities Project
Engaging Audiences

Year 3
Creative Enterprise and Advance Placement

You will take the above modules and choose from:

Media Industry Management
Music Industry Management
Event and Festivals Management

Career opportunities

There are many career opportunities open to our graduates from arts organisations to the events and festivals industry to even working in film and TV. For example Matthew Russell is Executive Producer at The South Bank Centre, Claire Van der Zant is Business Director for Ingenuity, (business consultants for brands and agencies), Saskia Collins is Artist Liaison Manager for Save the Children, Adele Robinson has won a coveted place on the graduate scheme with the prestigious Ambassador Theatre Group, Amisha Karia is Head of Collections and Paintings at Paintings in Hospitals, Charlene McManus is a Company Director for Debbie Allen Associates Management (who look after Sue Perkins and Bradley Walsh) and Dan Jones has set up his own successful company Festaxi, counting Festival Republic among his clients.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States