Our aim is to provide MA Arts Management students with:
Advanced understanding of the subject of Arts Management
Advanced knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date theories and discourses in Arts Management and how these are influencing practice
Knowledge of international trends in cultural policy and how they are affecting, and affected by, the practice of Arts Management
Essential practical skills relating to Arts Management, particularly strategic planning, financial management, business planning and engaging audiences
A sophisticated level of critical and divergent thinking and expression
Skills appropriate to self-directed study and independent research
Awareness of different research methodologies and their application to the work of arts managers
Further developed wider intellectual and transferable skills, consistent with creative thought and independent learning.
Arts Management Highlights
We connect directly with a range of theatre companies, festivals, venues, local and central government bodies and arts development agencies to ensure that students are meeting, hearing from, and working with, professionals and policymakers. Through these industry links students are supported to connect theory to practice and practice to theory to assist them in their future careers in an increasingly diverse field of work.
Queen’s has a fantastic reputation for its study programmes and facilities in drama, film, creative writing and literature, music and sonic arts, and media and broadcast production. Students have access to a packed programme of events, seminars, screenings, as well as state of the art facilities: from the film studio, the Queen’s Film Theatre, the Brian Friel Theatre, the Sonic Arts Research Centre, the Seamus Heaney Centre, and the Naughton Gallery.
Belfast and Northern Ireland are home to a wide range of arts and cultural organisations leading in areas of community engagement. Guest speakers and industry professionals are a feature of the programme. Lecturers work closely with students to ensure that their involvement with the modules and assessments on the Programme connect directly with their personal learning needs. We provide a welcoming environment for both local and international students. Students are supported and encouraged to socialise and attend local arts events together. We take intercultural education very seriously on the MA in Arts Management and believe that students on the MA can learn from one another as well as from their tutors and lecturers on the course. Students have a unique opportunity to meet and work with artists studying on other MA pathways in the School.