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 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.
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. See our our partners in learning.
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 and Cultural Entrepreneurship:
- Entrepreneurial Modelling
- Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum
- Cultural Relations and Diplomacy
- Cultural and Creative Tourism
- Culture, Tourism and Regeneration
From the Department of Theatre and Performance:
- Disability Theatre
- Sociocultural Analysis of the Musical
- Radical Performance
From the Department of Music - modules from MMus programmes. This also includes a module in Music Management.
From the Department of Design:
Enterprising Leadership: An Introduction to the Discourse of Contemporary Leadership, Enterprise, and Innovation
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.
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
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
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 accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.
English language requirements
If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us.
For this programme we require:
IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test)
If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.
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Last updated March 10, 2016