This programme offers 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.
The programme 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.
Practitioners from many companies, venues and national organisations teach on the programme, providing a direct link with the profession.
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.
There are modules in: Cultural policy and practice, management and professional practice 1: work placement; management and professional practice 2: business planning for arts and an option module in a complimentary area.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
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- You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a subject concerned with arts and culture or another relevant/related subject. 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 of IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test) to study with us.