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MA Arts and Cultural Management

Course Description

After launching over 20 years ago to cater for students seeking the key skills to work in the cultural sector, many graduates from this course now work in high profile arts jobs all over the world. Drawing on close working relationships with a host of partner organisations, including Museums Sheffield and the Cultural Industries Quarter Agency, this course combines a thorough grounding in cultural policy and theory with practical management skills.

With the creative economy continuing to out-perform other sectors in the UK and overseas, this course is ideal if you are:
-A cultural manager seeking a further qualification.
-A graduate from any area wanting to develop professional and vocational skills at postgraduate level.
-Working in a different sector and seeking to change your career path to cultural management.

We offer flexible September and January start dates and full-time and part-time study options. You are supported to secure voluntary work experience with a range of partner organisations including Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield Industrial Heritage Museums, Site Gallery and several festival producers.

UK and international students undertake modules covering the policy, strategy and management of cultural organisations. Key areas of study include:
-UK and international arts funding models.
-The impact of heritage and regeneration policies on regional and national identity.
-The benefits of arts engagement in education, health and prison settings.
-An investigation of how issues of diversity are played out in museums.

You have the opportunity to go on study visits to Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester, which are complemented by visiting lectures from a range of well-established sector professionals from the visual and performing arts, heritage and community arts sectors.

Our experienced staff offer guided support to our small cohort of students, many of who progress to PhD study after excelling on our research methods and dissertation modules.

Thanks to our impressive reputation among employers, our graduates have found employment with
-Arts Council England
-The Natural History Museum
-Hampton Court Palace
-Yorkshire Sculpture Park
-Baltic contemporary art gallery
-Manchester's Contact Theatre
-Guanfu Museum of Antiquities
-798 Artzone in Beijing

For further details, visit the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/ma-arts-and-cultural-management

Course structure

Full time – 1 year
Part time – typically 2 years
Starts September and January

-Cultural policy
-Management of cultural organisations
-Policy and Identity: heritage, museums and regeneration

-By assignment, oral presentation and professional report plus dissertation for MA.

Visit the MA Arts and Cultural Management page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent in any discipline. Professional qualifications and relevant experience will also be taken into account. All suitable candidates will be considered and may be offered an interview. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.

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