Live music is at the centre of music as an industry and cultural experience. There is a rich set of global opportunities arising from the significant economic and cultural global growth of live music. Central to this are music festivals as economic, social and cultural centres of importance, enhanced by the link between social media and experiential experiences.
This new course will help you to develop comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of business and practice in the live music and events industries and equip you to navigate this fast-changing and challenging environment. It also sets out to examine how the live music and events industries interact with wider social and technological transformations, which are critically important in a socially distancing environment necessitating new business models such as live streaming, augmented reality and virtual reality.
At Westminster, we already have a highly regarded background and established a reputation for successful teaching and research in music and events from the very heart of the global centre for live music, London. Our Live Music Management MA has been developed alongside and is heavily integrated with the industry and will be delivered by both leading academics as well as frequent guest speakers from the live music industry (including leading industry spokespeople and companies).
Top reasons to study with us
Study in the very heart of the global centre for live music, London
Frequent industry guest speakers (one per session in four of the seven modules)
Opportunities for seasonally based internships through the course's engagement with industry and its practitioners
Why study this course?
State-of-the-art facilitiesOur Harrow Campus holds a variety of creative spaces, including Surround and Dolby Atmos studios.
Expert teaching staffThis course is heavily integrated with the industry and will be delivered by both leading academics as well as frequent guest speakers from the live music industry.
Easy access to central LondonWith central London only a 20-minute tube ride away, you’ll enjoy the benefits of studying in a major creative capital.