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Audiences, Engagement, Participation - PGCert


University of Leeds School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Full time & Part time September PgCert 12 months full time; 24 months part time

About the course

Examine established notions of engagement and participation in the arts and culture, and discover how to lead and manage a more audience-centred approach to arts management and cultural policy.

The arts have enormous potential to effect positive change in society. However, participation data has uncovered a lack of diversity in the age, ethnicity, education level and socioeconomic background of audiences in the cultural sector, alongside a decline in overall levels of arts engagement.

This course allows you to respond and contribute to the highly topical debate surrounding strategies to increase engagement and participation, while pursuing your own interests and career ambitions.

Through a combination of theoretical analysis and practice-led research, you’ll explore the possibility of

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor undergraduate degree with a 2:1 (hons) or higher. Degrees in many subjects are suitable, including: Business, Fine Art, Theatre, Politics, Sociology, Heritage Studies, media, journalism. Any social sciences or humanities degree subject is suitable for entry providing there is evidence of a passion for, and commitment to the course. Applicants must demonstrate understanding of the course by responding to the five questions in the personal statement section of their online application.

Applicants without a degree may also be considered, if they can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience.


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