Arts and Festivals Management (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
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Arts and Festivals Management (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

About this program

Arts and Festivals Management (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

The longest-running degree course of its kind in the UK, Arts and Festivals Management boasts enviable industry linksto give you the real-world insight and professional edge.

From programming and cultural policy to marketing and management theory, you will gain the skills thatthat you need to become a leader in the cultural arena and festivals sector. With us, you will learn what it takes to run small and large-scale cultural events, including fund raising, business planning, licensing, and health and safety. You will gain expertise indifferent scales of venues and kinds of programmes, from theatres to music venues, galleries, museums and festivals.

We will also develop your knowledge of the theory and academic debate surrounding a range of topics, from running and promoting a venue to cultural leadership, arts and communities and the key to engaging audiences. 

The events landscape is continually changing and professionals in the sector must be 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.

At DMU, you can study Arts and Festivals Management with either Dance or Drama as a joint honours course.This will complement your understanding of the cultural sector by enabling you to acquire practical skills and critical knowledge of performance arts,opening up career opportunities in this sector.You will choose 50 percent of your options from Arts and Festivals Management and 50 percent from Dance or Drama.

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

Second year

  • Research Methods: Dissertation
  • Research Methods: Placement
  • Programming and Planning Festivals
  • Engaging Audiences

Third year

  • Dissertation*

*As a Joint Honours student you can choose to do your dissertation in Arts and Festivals Management or your other subject

You will take the above module 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.


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 paths

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

Recent  graduate destinations  include the South Bank Centre, Save the Children, the prestigious Ambassador Theatre Group, the National Theatre and Arts Council England.

Dominka studied Arts and Festivals Management and Dance, she said: ”During my final year I organised the Cultural eXchanges Festival. It was an amazing opportunity to experience a real-life case of what is waiting for me when I go out there and start a graduate job in festivals management. The highlight of my time was a DMU Global trip to New York. I saw a Broadway musical - that was a dream come true.”

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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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