Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The BA Arts and Media Management gives you the opportunity to learn from practitioners and academics actively working in the creative field about managing arts and media organisations in the film and TV sector, museums, galleries and theatres. This flexible programme of professional development forges a combination of creative, critical and management skills and knowledge, as well as developing your technical expertise. Focusing on transferable work-related knowledge and skills, it will enable you to meet the changing demands of creative work and critically engage with the sector. Underpinning this will be an understanding of the critical and theoretical literature on cultural labour and entrepreneurship, ownership and gatekeeping, curatorial practice, leadership, diversity and representation, cultural policy and copyright.

Before proceeding to the main degree, you will spend your Foundation Year preparing yourself for a degree in the arts by improving your study and research skills and gaining arts-related knowledge and understanding. You will also have the opportunity to take a language module as part of the Foundation Year.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can automatically progress on to our three-year, full-time evening study BA Arts and Media Management.

**HIGHLIGHTS**

- Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. They are ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you did not achieve the grades you needed for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.

- Emphasis on genuine professional development especially suited to self-starting and freelance careers.

- Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

- Our School of Arts is ranked in the top five in the UK and we offer high-quality teaching and a world-class research environment.

- Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

- The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees