Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme builds on London's position as one of the most important musical centres in the world, with a diverse range of concert halls, theatres, cultural institutions and arts events that reflect its cosmopolitan and multicultural society.

Although professional management practice is a major element of the programme, the 'creative arts event' is the starting point for all teaching.

A music pathway has been added to the MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, which is run by the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths.

Instead of specialist theatre modules you take one 30 credit module from the MA Music or MMus programmes, and your dissertation/placement/business'plan will be directed towards musical organisations.

The MA introduces the key issues that concern the management of culture and in particular those within the performing arts.

Through both analysis of contemporary and recent practice, and practical work in a range of areas, you will develop a critical approach to the discipline.

The pathway provides an overview of the following areas:

' arts funding structures in the UK (with reference to EU countries and the USA)

' marketing for the arts

' audience development

' sponsorship

' education programmes within the arts

' programming

' culture and tourism

' cultural policy (including the role of the arts in national and cultural identity) and principles and structures of management

The aim of taught modules, projects and placements is to introduce you to new models of practice. These will be investigated and evaluated as a way of developing an understanding of management principles. Through this process, you will also be equipped with the necessary practical skills to enhance your potential as arts administrators.

Course Modules

Modules: Cultural policy and practice; introduction to audience development; introduction to fundraising; seminar series; the management and professional practice 1: internship; management and professional practice 2: business planning for arts organisations; dissertation. Option modules: Contemporary ethnomusicology; critical musicology and popular music; material, form and structure; new directions in popular music research; philosophies of music; popular music: listening, analysis and interpretation; sound agendas; sources and resources; soviet and post'soviet music and politics; strategies for performance; working with original musical documents.

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

Start Date:

09/2019

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
2 years
Part Time
MA
1 year
Full Time
MA

Qualifications required:

  • 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 for some programmes 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 will require IELTS 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.