MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

Goldsmiths, University of London
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
London
English

About this program

MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

This programme offers you the chance to engage with the key issues in the formulation of arts and cultural policy and the administration of the arts.

This MA from the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship will enable you to develop an awareness of and a critical approach to the discipline, by studying arts policy and practice in Europe, Scandinavia, and a number of global countries. You will also study audience development, fundraising, arts education, cultural tourism, regeneration through arts, arts diversity and social inclusion, copyright and the role of the arts in relations and diplomacy as well as national and cultural identity.

Practitioners from many companies, venues and national organisations teach on the programme, providing a direct link with the profession. See our partners in learning.

Through individual research and placement with an arts company or management organisation, you will develop essential practical skills to enhance your potential and your employability as an arts administrator.

Please note that a placement with any specific arts organisation is not guaranteed, however, we take you through a supportive process to gain a placement with an appropriate arts organisation.

The programme also offers you one module in a complementary area, offered by the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Department of Theatre and Performance, Department of Design, and Music Department. An indicative list of option modules is listed in the "What you'll study" section below.

Music Pathway

It's also possible to follow a Music Pathway in this programme, which allows you to broaden your musical knowledge and skills through largely theory and/or history-based modules. You will be able to study a module in Music Management which is open to all, however, at the start of the year you will be able to discuss other MMus modules appropriate to your background.

Admission requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

Language Requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at upper least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

Compulsory modules

  • Cultural Policy and Practice
  • Management and Professional Practice 2: Business Planning for Arts Organisations
  • MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Dissertation 

You will also take one of the following modules.

  • Management and Professional Practice 1: Work Placement  or
  • Management and Professional Practice 1A: Culture of Management Report 

Option modules

Theatre and Performance

  • Disability Theatre
  • Radical Performance 

ICCE

  • Entrepreneurial Modelling 30 credits
  • Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum 30 credits
  • Culture, Tourism and Regeneration 30 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Cultural Policy

Music

Modules from MMus Programmes

Design

  • Enterprising Leadership: An Introduction to Leadership, Enterprise, and Innovation Theory 

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition

  • Local students - full-time: £10870
  • Local students - part-time: £5435
  • International Students- full-time: £19660

Career paths

Graduates typically go on to careers in the following areas:

  • Cultural policy: researching, developing, writing, analysing and evaluating policy
  • Management in building-based and touring theatre, dance, music and visual arts organisations
  • Arts education, arts regeneration and arts for social and community purposes
  • Audience development, programming and planning
  • Organisational development and fundraising

You will also be given individual career advice in personal tutorials, helping you identify potential areas of interest for future employment.

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