This MA from the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship will enable you to develop an awareness of and a critical approach to the discipline, by studying arts policy and practice in Europe, audience development, fundraising, arts education, cultural tourism, regeneration through arts, arts diversity and social inclusion, copyright and the role of the arts in relations and diplomacy as well as national and cultural identity.
There are modules in:
Cultural Policy and Practice Management and Professional Practice 1: Work placement Management and Professional Practice 2: Business Planning for Arts An option module in a complimentary area Practitioners from many companies, venues and national organisations teach on the programme, providing a direct link with the profession. See our our partners in learning.
Through individual research and placement with an arts company or management organisation you will develop essential practical skills to enhance your potential and your employability as an arts administrator.
The programme also offers you one module in a complementary area. These at present are:
From the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship:
Entrepreneurial Modelling Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum Cultural Relations and Diplomacy Cultural and Creative Tourism Culture, Tourism and Regeneration From the Department of Theatre and Performance:
Disability Theatre Sociocultural Analysis of the Musical Radical Performance From the Department of Music - modules from MMus programmes. This also includes a module in Music Management.
From the Department of Design:
Enterprising Leadership: An Introduction to the Discourse of Contemporary Leadership, Enterprise, and Innovation
It's also possible to follow a Music Pathway in this programme, which allows you to broaden your musical knowledge and skills through largely theory and/or history-based modules.
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If you have specific questions about the degree, contact the ICCE Administrator
You take four modules taught over two-and-a-half days (for full-time students).
Cultural Policy and Practice- 30 credits Introduction to Audience Development- n/a Introduction to Fundraising- n/a Seminar Series- n/a
You will study three modules on the programme over two days.
You choose one 'Shared Module', and then you take the Management and Professional modules which are broken up into Business Planning for Arts Organisations and an Internship.
The Shared Modules will allow you to continue to develop your understanding of a creative practice, or a specialist area of management. This module, therefore, comprises studies in one area of creative practice eg. Music, Theatre and Performance, Visual Arts, Entrepreneurship, or Cultural Diplomacy. (For some modules it will be necessary for a student to have a background in the area they wish to study as they are primarily concerned with the discipline rather than its administration/management – for example in music).
Taught one day a week, you will have lectures and seminars that cover contemporary arts management issues such as: copyright and performing rights; touring; cultural leadership and diplomacy; and further develops some areas introduced earlier in the year, such as arts and tourism. During the term there are also timetabled sessions for individual tutorials relating to your dissertation.
MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy Dissertation- 60 credits