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MA Arts Management

Course Description

This flexible course adapts to the ever-changing arts world. You'll expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge through hands-on experience and work-based learning. You'll build on your previous experience and background, and expand your professional arts knowledge, management skills, entrepreneurial thinking and creative leadership skills.


You'll cover theory, critical thinking and skills development as well as gaining practical experience. Throughout the modules, you'll analyse debates in and about culture and the arts. You'll apply this analysis to contemporary practice, structures, funding and participation. Through the course we will give you the unique opportunity to engage with an extensive range of regional, national and international arts and cultural organisations.


On the course you combine bespoke Arts Management modules with a choice of Business and Management modules in your own particular areas of interest. These include:

Core Modules
Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy *; Arts and Cultural Management in Practice *; Marketing Communications; Introduction to Social Science Research Methods; Arts and Cultural Management Work Experience * **; Extended Placement Project or Dissertation in Arts and Cultural Management;

Option Modules
Events and Festivals Management *; Project Management *; Marketing Management; Entrepreneurship; Creative Enterprise: A New Business Venture
Managing People; Governance, Ethics and Risk Management; Financial & Management Accounting; International Business Environment; International Business Practice; International Financial Management; Advanced Academic and Business Skills ***

* modules subject to approval for 2017
** only taken if you choose the Dissertation. Students who choose the Extended Placement Project do not need to take this module as work experience is included in it.
*** Recommended for international students whose first language is not English.

For more information on modules, please go to our course webpage: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/pg-arts-management/


We combine academic study with professional work experience. You’ll learn through a variety of activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, online activity and discussion, work-based learning, and research projects.


On this course you are assessed by a variety of assessment methods that may include some or all of the following across the various modules on the course:

• Reports on work-based assignments
• Research project reports
• Portfolios
• Reflective learning and work-experience journals
• Reviews
• Proposal papers for projects, funding or events, business plans, or strategy documents
• Project progress reports
• Project evaluations
• Presentations


Culture, the arts, and the creative industries are estimated to be worth over £81 billion to the UK economy. Careers in arts management are varied and cover every cultural and artistic area. They include roles in events and venue management; programming events and seasons; marketing; audience development; fundraising; community engagement and social inclusion; education and learning; managing artists and performers.

For more information on opportunities during the course, please go to our website: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/pg-arts-management/

Visit the MA Arts Management page on the Bath Spa University website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Kelsey Lynn Ford

The best thing about an MA in Arts Management was the opportunity to engage in
meaningful dialogue with my fellow students and my course leader about my industry. The time you spend pursuing your degree is so precious because even if you take a job in your sector, you’ll never again have a specific amount of time carved out of your life strictly dedicated to researching, writing, and discussing the things you are passionate about. You’ll never again be surrounded by other students and faculty members who are just as passionate as you. My time at Bath Spa was so valuable because I got to spend an entire year surrounded by like minded creatives who were not only passionate about the arts and fuelling the creative sectors, but who also knew the “why” behind it and wanted to talk about it all the time with me.

I recommend Bath Spa because it’s an incredible place to be inspired and challenged both creatively and academically. During my time at Bath Spa, I have never felt so excited about my industry and so passionate about my career, but I have also never had to think so critically or work so hard academically. The university does an incredible job of developing creative and critical thinkers.


Entry Requirements

You’ll normally have a good first degree (2.1 or above) in any academic subject. You may be considered without a first degree if you can demonstrate considerable relevant experience; you may be asked to attend an interview.

Last Updated

27 July 2017

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