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Arts and Festivals Management (Joint Honours) BA (Hons) module details


Year one (Level 4)

The Creative Arts Manager
This module seeks to get students started by introducing them to key aspects of the political, policy and funding context in which arts managers operate in the UK.

Running and Promoting a Venue
This module provides students with excellent practical experience through the organisation, promotion and marketing of an actual real event within a venue as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Year two (Level 5)

Research Methods: Dissertation
In this module students examine the range of research methods that are used by arts and festivals managers, and also develop their academic research skills in preparation for their Year 3 dissertation.

Research Methods: Placement
In this module students complete work that develops their practical research skills by means of a 15 day placement in an arts organisation of their choice.

Engaging Audiences
This module explores strategic marketing approaches such as segmentation and targeting and experience marketing through the development of a marketing strategy applied to a live event. The module is taught by industry practitioners and guest speakers.

Creative Management: Finance and Law
In this module students have the chance to develop their understanding of business and strategic planning for a one-off festival event in a ‘real life’ context.  It also addresses the principal areas of law that affect public events.  The module is taught by industry practitioners and guest speakers.

Year three (Level 6)

Each student will receive lectures and tutorial time with an assigned tutor to help them prepare and write their 10,000 word dissertation.  They will be advised about their research – reading and relevant organisations to contact – and the writing of the final dissertation.

Event and Festivals Management
This module provides an invaluable practical experience with students opting either to produce a large scale arts event of their choice in groups or producing, programming and running the high profile Cultural eXchanges Festival.  The module is taught by industry practitioners and guest speakers.

Music Industry Management
The overall aim of this module is to increase a general understanding of the UK music industry and develop personal confidence in it as a possible source of employment.  It explores how different aspects of the sector are managed, copyright, music publishing, live, the recorded industry and the current developments of an evolving business. The module is taught by industry practitioners and guest speakers.

Media Industry Management
This module is about the contemporary media industry and managing the production of a media product.  It takes you from the inception and development of an idea, through all aspects of planning the production, to pitching it to a commissioning editor.

The Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons) modules listed are subject to change. 


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