MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway

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 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 programme, 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 European and Scandinavian countries, and others globally)

* 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.

Graduates typically go on to careers in the following areas:

* Cultural policy: researching, developing, writing, analysing and evaluating policy for government agencies at national, regional and local level and for ?think tanks? concerned with culture and society

* Management in building-based and touring theatre, festivals, dance, music, and visual arts organisations

* Arts education, arts regeneration and arts for social and community purposes, all of which may be music-based

* Audience development, fundraising, programming and planning

* Independent producing in music, theatre, or gallery-based organisations

Many students from this programme now have careers in major arts organisations worldwide or have progressed to MPhil/PhD degrees.

Start Date

2020-SEP-21. 2020-SEP-21.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,450 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,450 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,225 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,225 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,450 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students 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. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0. TOEFL: 90 overall with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill.
  • TOEFL score: 90