Although professional management practice is a major element of the programme, the 'creative arts event' is the starting point for all teaching.
A music pathway has been added to the MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, which is run by the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths.
Instead of specialist theatre modules you take one 30 credit module from the MA Music or MMus programmes, and your dissertation/placement/business-plan will be directed towards musical organisations.
The MA introduces the key issues that concern the management of culture and in particular those within the performing arts.
Through both analysis of contemporary and recent practice, and practical work in a range of areas, you will develop a critical approach to the discipline.
The pathway provides an overview of the following areas: arts funding structures in the UK (with reference to EU countries and the USA) marketing for the arts audience development sponsorship education programmes within the arts programming culture and tourism cultural policy (including the role of the arts in national and cultural identity) and principles and structures of management The aim of taught modules, projects and placements is to introduce you to new models of practice. These will be investigated and evaluated as a way of developing an understanding of management principles. Through this process, you will also be equipped with the necessary practical skills to enhance your potential as arts administrators.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Gerald Lidstone
Modules within ICCE
Cultural Policy and Practice- 30 credits Introduction to Audience Development- n/a Introduction to Fundraising- n/a Seminar Series- n/a The Management and Professional Practice 1: Internship- n/a Management and Professional Practice 2: Business Planning for Arts Organisation- n/a MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy Dissertation- 60 credits
Music Pathway option modules
The modules currently available include:
Contemporary Ethnomusicology- 30 credits Critical Musicology and Popular Music- 30 credits Material, Form and Structure- 30 credits New Directions in Popular Music Research- 30 credits Philosophies of Music-30 credits Popular Music: Listening, Analysis and Interpretation-30 credits Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis- 30 credits Sound Agendas- 30 credits Sources and Resources- 30 credits Soviet and Post-Soviet Music and Politics- 30 credits Strategies for Performance- 30 credits Working with Original Musical Documents- 30 credits
This pathway allows you to pursue your interests in music, acting as a supplementary course to the main body of the Arts Administration programme.
Graduates typically go on to careers in the following areas:
Cultural policy: researching, developing, writing, analysing and evaluating policy for government agencies at national, regional and local level and for ‘think tanks’ concerned with culture and society Management in building-based and touring theatre, dance, music and visual arts organisations Arts education, arts regeneration and arts for social and community purposes Audience development, fundraising, programming and planning Independent producing in theatre, music or gallery-based organisations Many students from this programme now have careers in major arts organisations worldwide or have progressed to MPhil/PhD degrees.