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Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Leicester
English
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Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)

Program description

Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)

Arts and Festivals Management is the longest-running degree course of its kind in the UK and boasts enviable industry links.

In addition to deepening your understanding of academic debates, our course will help equip you with the practical tools and skills needed to become a leader in key areas of the cultural arena, including theatres, music venues, galleries, museums and festivals.

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.

In your final year,you will have the opportunity either to produce a large-scale arts event of your choice or be part of the team producing, programming and running the high-profile annual Cultural eXchanges Festival. Previous events have featured inspiring guests such as Benjamin Zephaniah, Grayson Perry, and Meera Syal.

The events landscape is continually changing and professionals in the sector mustbe adept problem solvers, with the ability to handle new challenges and offer dynamic solutions. This programme will help equip you with the skills to adapt to the diversification and developments of the sector, with practical projects allowing you to experience online event delivery and digital arts and cultural content. This also provides you with the opportunity to tackle the real-life challenges of engaging audiences in increasingly new and innovative ways.

Admission requirements

  • 112 points from at least 2 A levels or
  • BTEC Extended DiplomaDMM or
  • International Baccalaureate:26+ Points

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) andGCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.

We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

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Program content

First year

  • Running and Promoting a Venue
  • Creative Arts Manager: Policy and Practice
  • Cultural Events Design
  • Cultural Leadership

Second year

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

Third year

  • Creative Enterprise and Advance Placement
  • Dissertation

You will take the above modules and choose from:

  • Arts Management Studio Music Industry Management
  • Event and Festivals Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Practical modules are also delivered via workshops in our dedicated events office and the venues where the events are taking place. They entail group meetings and supervised sessions for planning, preparation and delivery of your events above and beyond the timetabled classroom teaching.

Tuition fees

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Career opportunities

Our graduates are highly practical individuals who are equipped with business planning, engagement and delivery skills, which are hugely attractive in the arts sector. Many go on to forge successful careers in music, theatre, TV, film and charity sectors.

Recent graduate destinations include the South Bank Centre, Save the Children, the prestigious Ambassador Theatre Group and Paintings in Hospitals, the UK's leading national arts in health charity.

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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www.dmu.ac.uk

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