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Through master classes and guest lectures from industry professionals, LIPA presents the opportunity to meet influential people on a regular basis. This has enabled me to gain great work experience on a number of tours including a 10-day internship on the road with Dance Consortium for the ‘TROCKS’ and Derren Brown’s recent ‘Infamous’ tour. Guests promote the value of hard work and how important experience is in the industry and LIPA certainly aids these significantly.

Matthew Scott

2nd Year Management Student

Undergraduate Courses

BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre & Events

Course Type:
BA (Honours) degree
Three years, Full Time
UCAS Code:
John Causebrook, Janice Long, Jon Webster

MTEM with JAMES logoThe Course


Q: What do actors, musicians, dancers, bands, clubs, radio stations, theatres, orchestras, writers, TV and film and production companies have in common?


A: They all need highly-skilled, on-the-ball and motivated managers to ensure a successful future. 



Our Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre & Events programme equips you with the skills to take your place at the forefront of management across the spectrum of the performing arts. 



Quote Nicholas Starr


Average places available: Up to 36 each year
Accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support)

This course is validated by

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Career prospects

MMETE factsheetYou will graduate as a versatile and independent manager able to work in all areas of the music, theatre and entertainment industries. Along with a healthy résumé, constructed during your studies, you will have a clear vision of your career options and strong relationships with valuable industry contacts.

Our excellent employment record confirms our graduates working in a broad range of senior positions.

Each year we conduct a survey of our alumni who graduated almost four years earlier to find out what they did after leaving us. You can see the results of the latest survey by clicking on the factsheet image.

We also take part in the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey to find out what our graduates are doing six months after they left us. The results are published on Unistats and you can see summary statistics in the Key Information Sets box at the bottom of this page.






Lynette HowellThe Graduates

Employment success is no less impressive for these graduates. They have worked in managerial roles for a wide range of companies, including Ambassador Theatre Group, Apple, Atlantic Records, BAFTA, BBC, Bukta Festival, BWH Agency, Candoco Dance Company, Comic Relief, Facebook, Island Records, Live Nation, The Ministry of Sound, NRK, the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, Pippa Ailion Casting, Polydor, PRS for Music, the Royal Court Theatre, Scottish Ballet, SJM Concerts, Sony BMG, Universal Music, Universal Pictures, Virgin EMI, Warner Music and A number of our graduates have won awards, such as Adam Burgan who was awarded Manager of the Year in the Encore Theatre Awards for the second time in November 2013.

 Many students are offered full-time positions following their third year work placements. Other graduates have set up their own businesses, undertaking a wide range of activities within the music, theatre and entertainment industries including event management; organising arena tours; managing and representing successful bands and artists; marketing; publishing; promotion and video production. Many are managing successful bands; for example, Ed Millett manages Brit Award-winner Lana Del Rey.

Image: Image: Lynette Howell (Management 2000) is a film entrepreneur. Her LA-based company has produced The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine and Half Nelson and was one of the producers on Big Eyes. She is currently working on The Accountant with Ben Affleck. She is pictured here after giving a masterclass to our Management students.

Key Information Set

The Key Information Set (KIS) below provides prospective students with facts and figures about studying at LIPA, which are comparable with other institutions.

As part of the Higher Education Funding Council’s work to enhance the information that is available about higher education, the KIS includes information such as:

  • Course professional accreditation
  • Assessment methods
  • Learning and teaching activities
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation availability and cost
  • Student satisfaction (National Student Survey)
  • Post study employment prospects (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education)

This information is summarised in the “widget” (below). The widget also contains links to the Unistats website that enables you to compare KIS data with other courses.

Please remember to read these facts and figures in conjunction with the other information on the LIPA website to give you the fullest possible insight to studying here.