Building on your own previous experience and background, either from your studies at university or beyond, the programme will expand and develop your creative leadership skills.
Designed and delivered in close collaboration with leading regional arts, cultural and creative organisations, the programme provides you with the theoretical framework, appropriate skills and practical experience to meet the challenges of working in your chosen field within Arts, Cultural and the Creative Business sector.
We encourage applications from as wide a range of backgrounds and specialisms as possible. The course can also be tailored to suit people already working in the sector who wish to gain experience in leadership and management, or to accelerate career development.
This course can lead to art, culture and creative related professions such as arts management, theatre management, a range of creative SME’s, curation, museum management, etc. The course can also support students wishing to go on to study at MPhil/PhD level.
This programme aims:
- To deepen and extend knowledge and understanding of Arts Management in the 21st Century and other modes of creative enterprise, through a detailed consideration of a range of texts and cultural activities
- To encourage confident experimentation in, and sophisticated understanding of, critical theories and scholarly debates, especially in the field of arts, heritage and the creative industries
- To encourage students to work independently as scholars in the field of arts, culture and creative industries, and to present their work in a coherent, reflective and sophisticated manner
- To develop advanced subject specific and transferable skills, including high-order conceptual, literacy, communication, and research skills of value in graduate employment or for students planning to progress into doctoral research
- Arts Management in the 21st Century
- Professional Practice
- Creative Enterprise: A New Business Venture
- Managing Arts & Cultural Events
- Extended Professional Practice Project
- Entrepreneurship, Governance, Ethics and Risk Management
- Major Research Project
For a detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course, please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level.
- A good first degree (2.1 or above) in Art, Design, Media and performance related subject; for overseas applicants appropriate equivalence will apply.
- Applicants may be asked to attend an interview in person or via Skype.
Making your application
Applications should be made online directly to the university - visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential - evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either - an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or - an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa.
UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
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We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance