Festival and Cultural Management - PgDip, PgCert, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11500
    Tuition (Year)
    4500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Within a rapidly changing domestic and international environment, the work of arts and cultural managers is becoming more complex and significant. The creative industries are growing rapidly and patterns of cultural work are changing. The MA / PgCert Arts, Festival and Cultural Management programme is delivered by Queen Margaret University.
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  • Fees and funding

About

Cultural organisations and festivals are in a period of fundamental, pervasive and long-term change; managers must deal with a host of dramatic, often contradictory demands and challenges. This leads to a situation where there is a need for graduates with more holistic and integrated perspectives regarding the management of cultural organisations and the political, economic, social and environmental conditions in which they function.

This course has been developed in response to this need and is rooted in a belief that great leaders in the cultural sector will recognise the value of effective management while acknowledging that approaches may need to be adapted to meet the particularities of cultural organisations and festivals.

Through encouraging you to become critically reflective, the course will develop your knowledge of the contemporary issues affecting the management of arts organisations and festivals while equipping you with the practical management skills that are essential for developing a career in the field.

While not intended as practical vocational training a number of assignments are orientated towards developing the knowledge and skills required to become an effective practitioner in the field. In addition, students are encouraged to arrange and undertake practical experience within cultural organisations to complement their studies.

This MA / PgCert Arts, Festival and Cultural Management course, delivered by Queen Margaret University, is designed as a conversion degree and we welcome applicants from non-business related subjects. It is suitable for both graduates who wish to add a vocational management emphasis to their first degree and those with equivalent professional qualifications or experience. It is likely to be of interest to those who studied the arts and humanities at undergraduate level or those with significant workplace experience who would like to gain a formal qualification in a flexible manner.

Programme Structure

15 credits:

  • Critical Issues in Cultural Management and Policy
  • Managing Cultural Projects and Festivals
  • Strategic Management and Finance
  • Marketing Cultural Organisations and Festivals
  • Fundraising and Development in Cultural Organisations and Festivals
  • People Management, Governance and Law/ Understanding Research
  • Experiential Learning

If studying for an MA, you will also complete a dissertation or project (60 credits).

*modules taught on Block Taught PgCert

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (June 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      Full-time:1 year; Part time: 2 years

  • Credits
    180 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

A UK honours degree or equivalent OR significant work experience in cultural organisations or festivals.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11500 International
  • GBP 4500 EU/EEA
  • Home/EU - full-time: £4500 per year
  • Home/EU - part-time: £475 per 15 credit module
  • Home/EU - part-time, dissertation: £950
  • International - full-time: £11500 per year
  • International - part-time: £1250 per 15 credit module
  • International - part-time dissertation: £2500

Funding

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