Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17280
    Tuition (Year)
    9550
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 ,
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, in particular those relating to the performing arts.

About

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, 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.

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.

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.

Skills

The programme enables you to develop the following skills:

  • Critical awareness of cultural policy issues
  • Preparation of specific audience development and fundraising strategies for arts organisations, and more generic strategic plans
  • Leadership and teamwork skills

Careers

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

Programme Structure

Autumn term

You take four modules taught over two-and-a-half days (for full-time students).

  • Cultural Policy and Practice 30 credits 
  • Introduction to Audience Development 
  • Introduction to Fundraising
  • Seminar Series

Spring term

You choose one 'Shared Module', and then you take the Management and Professional modules which are broken up into Business Planning for Arts Organisations and an Internship.

Theatre and Performance

  • Disability Theatre
  • Sociocultural Analysis
  • Radical Performance

ICCE

  • Cultural Relations and Diplomacy
  • Entrepreneurial Modelling
  • Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum
  • Cultural Tourism and Regeneration
  • Contemporary Issues in Cultural Policy

Music

  • Modules from MMus programmes

Design

  • Enterprising Leadership: An Introduction to the Discourse of Contemporary Leadership, Enterprise, and Innovation

Summer term

Taught one day a week, you will have lectures and seminars that cover contemporary arts management issues such as: copyright and performing rights; touring; cultural leadership and diplomacy; and further develops some areas introduced earlier in the year, such as arts and tourism. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17280 International
  • GBP 9550 EU/EEA

Funding

The McKenna Charitable Trust Postgraduate Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to 4 Masters students from the UK or Europe, who are studying postgraduate Masters programmes within the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. The scholarships will each cover 50% of tuition fee for the Masters programme totaling individual awards of £3,880 for the academic year of study.
  • In addition to the above award, students may apply for or ask to also be considered for The Harprit Sekhon Scholarship in the Creative and Cultural Industries. This consists of one award of £1,000.

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