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 is designed as a conversion degree and we welcome applicants from non-business related subjects. It is suitable for both graduates who wish to provide a functional 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.Bursaries are available for staff from selected Scottish cultural organisations please see the Fees/Credits section for further details.
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).
*These are the modules that will be taught on the block taught PgCert route
Block Taught PgCert:We are now offering a PgCert Arts, Festival and Cultural Management will via a block taught route for the first time.This will allow those working full-time to undertake the PgCert by attending campus in four blocks of four days throughout the year. These intensive blocks of teaching are planned to be delivered at the end of September, the beginning of November, the end of January and the beginning of March.
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.
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.
No work experience is required.
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