Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme will equip you for working life in the cultural and creative industries, with a specific focus on working in and managing the arts.

**Why study BA Arts Management at Goldsmiths?**

- Culture and the arts are vital to the global economy. You'll develop a powerful combination of theoretical insights and professional practice skills to help you navigate these important and expanding sectors.

- You’ll learn how to understand arts and creative organisations, from small community endeavours through to world renowned flagship organisations. This will prepare you for a career in this fascinating subject, in settings such as museums, galleries, theatres, dance and live music venues, festivals, and cultural centres.

- The programme includes talks from experts and visits to cultural organisations, so you’ll gain direct experience of professional practice. You may also benefit from a work placement as part of your studies in, for example, an audience development, fundraising or event management context.

- We're based in London - a global leader in the arts and one of the most important cultural centres in the world. London is the perfect place to study this subject, giving you unrivalled access to a diverse range of arts organisations. The city will become your classroom.

- You can tailor the degree to your unique interests, through independent work in your final year.

Course Modules

You’ll learn fundamental arts management skills through a balanced foundation of academic and professional practice modules with examples drawn from across artistic disciplines.

In core modules you’ll cover key cultural policy concepts such as:

events management

funding systems and fundraising

audience development and audience evaluation

budget and planning

working in cultural organisations

cultural policy

You’ll also choose from a variety of optional modules covering the cultural studies of arts, music, media and theatre. Optional modules are offered by a range of departments including ICCE, Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Music, and Theatre and Performance.

Level 4 - You will study the following modules and option modules:

Arts in London

Introduction to Arts and Cultural Theory

Fundraising in the Arts

Visual Culture

Events Management

Level 5 - You will study the following modules in addition to option modules:

The Audience in Theory and Practice

Contemporary Arts and Cultural Theory

Managing Arts Organisations and Cultural Businesses

Professional Practice in Arts Organisations and Cultural Businesses

Cultural Policy in the Arts

Level 6 - You will complete a dissertation and study the compulsory module Professional Practice Project. You will also choose optional modules to the value of 30 credits.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5