M.A. Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16280 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP9000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| London, England, 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

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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

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP16280 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

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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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.

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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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