Year 1: The Fundamentals
The first year introduces you to all aspects of music, theatre and entertainment management by exploring issues of artistic ownership, through the study of contracts and copyright, and discovering ways to fund projects. You develop skills in marketing, organisational management, managing venues and tours, entertainment law and finance. Through collaboration on practical projects you also cultivate transferable skills such as team working and time management.
Year 2: Applying the Skills
During this year, you extend your strategic and financial management knowledge, acquiring new skills in project planning and gaining an understanding of local, national and international cultural policies. You learn about managing people, producing and write your own business plan. You work in a project team developing and managing a real-world project such as a music festival, a theatre production, conference or band.
Year 3: Becoming the Arts Manager
A three-month work placement offers you practical experience in an area of the music, theatre and entertainment economy that interests you and allows the analysis of a self-selected organisation. You research and present a paper at our annual Contemporary Issues in Arts Management conference and produce a 12,000-word management research paper, on a topic of your choice.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching is delivered through lectures, workshops, personal study and collaborative projects. Assessment is through practical projects, portfolio submissions, written reports, exams, evaluations and presentations.