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Arts & Cultural Management MA

Course Description

About the Arts & Cultural Management MA:

Delivered from one of the world’s cultural capitals, this MA is designed to meet the complex needs of today’s arts and cultural manager. With its distinctive mix of theoretical, practical, and arts-based knowledge and skills development, you will learn how to apply creative leadership in managing artistic excellence, cultural heritage, audience diversity and financial sustainability at local and global levels.

Key benefits

- Head start your career through focused teaching and internship.
- Insights into management, planning and leadership.
- Gain knowledge of arts and culture across national and international contexts.
- Strong links with London’s cultural organisations.
- Lectures and workshops from leading arts and cultural industry professionals.
- Emphasis on creativity and arts-based learning.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/arts-and-cultural-management-ma.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

This innovative new Masters programme, delivered from within the heart of one of the world’s cultural capitals, is specifically designed to meet the needs of the arts and cultural manager.

You will learn the vital importance of creativity, given the increasingly global nature of competition, as well as the opportunities and threats posed by new technologies.

Hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries and working in collaboration with the Cultural Institute at King's, the MA Arts & Cultural Management programme offers an unparalleled exposure to cultural management in practice, with core modules providing critical engagement with experienced cultural managers and leading London-based arts organisations. There is also the opportunity to undertake an internship, where you will undertake work experience in the arts or creative industries, and write a self-assessment looking at the skills, knowledge and motivation needed to build a career in these industries.

- Course purpose -

The MA in Arts & Cultural Management is suitable for those new to the field as well as individuals with existing arts and cultural work experience. It provides a critical understanding of arts and cultural management for graduates seeking a career in arts management or for professionals wishing to enhance their existing knowledge and career prospects.

- Course format and assessment -

Essays; learning journal; dissertation; arts-based research project.

Career prospects

Graduates of this new MA are expected to move on to arts and cultural management roles in a wide variety of contexts and international locations. Graduates from the host department (Culture, Media and Creative Industries) currently go on to take up a wide range of roles in the cultural and creative industries, for example, in performing arts management, museum and gallery management, arts funding, cultural industries development, film distribution, freelance research, creative business development, arts administration, publishing, art marketing and local governance. A number of our students go on to do further academic research.

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

Visit the Arts & Cultural Management MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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4591.jpg "The programme engages with the academic and theoretical debates whilst retaining an element of ‘hands-on’ practice. The network of alumni working in the arts and cultural sector, and the connections King's has with cultural leaders is incredible and has been drawn upon during this MA."


Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in any discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required. A written personal statement, emphasising both qualifying background and reasons for selecting this programme, will be required. A sample of academic writing should be submitted. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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