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The programme will develop your conceptual and critical skills, which will allow you to engage with arts and management in an insightful way. The curriculum is designed to allow you to pursue opportunities within specialist fields of study to an advanced level, including undertaking an extensive independent project or dissertation of your choosing.

You will gain understanding of organisations, managerial techniques and arts practices in the current arts and cultural landscape in the UK. You will have a placement that will enable you to develop greater self­ awareness, professionalism and apply practical and organisational project management skills.

Christ Church University is very close to the city centre of Canterbury which has a developing, vibrant arts community.

Visit the website: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/courses/postgraduate/arts-and-cultural-management.aspx


The MA in Arts and Cultural Management programme is for early career or established artists/practitioners and project managers who wish to develop further knowledge, skills and understanding as confident leaders and managers in the arts. This may be in relation to establishing or developing networks, research and development, communication and marketing forums, funding applications, using unusual spaces for the arts, event organisation or programme planning, widening participation and audience development and strategies for evaluation.


Term One
• Principles and Practice (Research skills)
• Placement Preparation
• Curatorial 1: Visual Arts /Gallery
• Performance Programming 1: Multidisciplinary work and Collaborative Practice
• Spaces and Places 1

Term Two
• Cultural Management
• Placement
• Curatorial 2: Museums/Heritage
• Performance Programming 2: Site-specific and Collaborative Practice
• Spaces and Places 2: Performance Technologies

Term three
• Individual Study - The Reflective Researcher
• Placement Reflection


You will be taught through seminars, workshops and a practical placement. A number of guest speakers/artists/managers will share their experiences and strategies.


You are assessed through a range of assignments consisting of, for example, written proposals, learning log/blogs, reflection and evaluation, dissertation, developing a web-page and/or developing a performance project.

What can I do next?

Here are some possible careers/next steps :
• Manager with an arts/cultural organisation – programming/curating/event manager/project manager
• Freelance developer of arts/cultural experiences/events
• Community outreach officer
• Freelance performer
• Undertake further study

Students that have undertaken this programme have become freelance artists establishing their own companies and events.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx


-Masters Loans-

From 2016/17 government loans of up to £10,000 are available for postgraduate Masters study. The loans will be paid directly to students by the Student Loans Company and will be subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

For more information available here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/funding-your-degree/funding-your-postgraduate-degree.aspx

-2017/18 Entry Financial Support-

Information on alternative funding sources is available here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/funding-your-degree/2017-18-entry-financial-support.aspx

Visit the MA Arts and Cultural Management page on the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more details!




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