Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Events managers of the future need to be versatile and confident, managing a wide array of events in innovative ways. This degree equips you to take your place in the events industry, leading the way in events and experience management for the fast'paced creative and cultural industries.

From immersive theatre performances to pop'up gigs, there is an increasing demand for events management skills and knowledge to bring these projects to life. The MA in Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is a truly unique course that will focus on creative and cultural industry events experiences. Combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience this degree is specifically aimed at enabling you to run creative events in this constantly changing environment.

The MA in Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is rare in its close linkage with the creative and cultural industries, and offering modules across three departments. This approach will allow anyone wishing to pursue a career in the cultural and creative industries to gain valuable and cutting edge experience and knowledge.

You’ll benefit from close connections to the events industry throughout your time at Goldsmiths, from opportunities for practical work experience to learning from the experiences and insight of our guest speakers. Practical experience built into the content of the course allows you to apply your theoretical and strategic knowledge to real events, honing your planning, organisation and marketing skills. You’ll work with an arts organisation or events manager to put on an event that meets their needs and there will also be opportunities to support the running of festivals like Bestival at Goldsmiths.

Course Modules

Core modules: The events industry; events and experience management in the arts: design, production and delivery; festival management; dissertation or professional practice project. Option modules: Culture and creative tourism; culture, tourism and regeneration; tourism in Asia; cultural relations and diplomacy; entrepreneurial modelling; interpretation, education and communication in the art museum; introduction to audience development and introduction to fundraising; music management; project management. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £9,840 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £17,800 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard. You might also be considered 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.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us, we require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0)