M.A. Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16280 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Goldsmiths, University of London | London, United Kingdom
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.

Description of Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

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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.

This MA from the Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) 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. There are modules in:

  • Cultural Policy and Practice;
  • Management and Professional Practice 1: Work placement
  • Management and Professional Practice 2: Business Planning for Arts
  • An option module in a complimentary area

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

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.

The programme also offers you one module in a complementary area. These at present are:

From the Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE):

  • Entrepreneurial Modelling
  • Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum
  • Cultural Relations and Diplomacy
  • Cultural and Creative Tourism
  • Culture, Tourism and Regeneration
  • Enterprising Leadership; An Introduction to the Discourse of Contemporary
  • Leadership, Enterprise, and Innovation Theory

From the Department of Theatre and Performance:

  • Performance, Art and Health
  • Sociocultural Analysis of the Musical

From the Department of Music - see 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 16280 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Modules and Structure

Autumn Term

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

Module title

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

Spring Term

You will study three modules on the programme over two days.

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

The Shared Modules will allow you to continue to develop your understanding of a creative practice, or a specialist area of management.

This module, therefore, comprises studies in one area of creative practice eg. Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Entrepreneurship, Media or Cultural Diplomacy. (For some modules it will be necessary for a student to have a background in the area they wish to study as they are primarily concerned with the discipline rather than its administration/management – for example in music).Note: not all modules may run every year.

Drama

• Performance Art and Health• Sociocultural Analysis of the Musical

ICCE

• Cultural Relations and Diplomacy• Entrepreneurial Modelling• Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum

Music

• Modules fromMMus programmes

Media & Communications

Branding II: This module offers an in-depth examination of key debates and topics in contemporary brand development, from both critical and practical perspectives.
  • The Management and Professional Practice 1: Internship
  • Management and Professional Practice 2: Business Planning for Arts Organisations

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. During the term there are also timetabled sessions for individual tutorials relating to your Dissertation.
  • Dissertation 60 CATS

English Language Requirements

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

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.

We also accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications, which can be found on our country-specific pages. If you'd like more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

English language

If your first language isn't English, you need to demonstrate a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent to enroll and study on this programme.

Work Experience for Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

No work experience is required.

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Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom We began life in 1891 with one ideal: to be a dynamic force for change. Today as part of the prestigious University of London, we carry out world-leading research on a regular basis and we continue to build upon that early vision, maintaining a rich academic heritage that combines our status as one of the UK's top creative and political universities (Which? University 2014). And we're in the UK's top 25 universities for the quality of our research, and top 5 in the UK in QS World Rankings by subject area (Research Excellence Framework, THE research intensity ranking, QS world rankings).