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Global Arts Management Module Details

Arts Management Studio

This module offers insight into a range of arts organisations and art form practices, providing students with ‘in-organisation’ and co-creative experience to develop their understanding of arts management issues as well as offering valuable networking opportunities. The assessment task develops an understanding of how to engage with professional arts organisations in a consultancy role. Students can draw on their own international perspectives on this module in the way they respond as individuals to the brief. 


The Dissertation is an in-depth piece of original research that allows students to develop their own intellectual interests and abilities. In content the research area should be related to some aspect of Global Arts Management. In format the dissertation should be between 6,000 - 8,000 words. It should show evidence of research and originality. Students will be supported by a series of lectures on research methodology and structuring a dissertation. These will take place during the first weeks of the term in order to ensure that students have the appropriate level of understanding of research methods in order to undertake their dissertations. 

The Dissertation will be completed over a period of two terms during which time each student will receive an allocation of tutorial time with an assigned tutor to support the development of their dissertation. Students will be advised by their tutor about their research – reading and relevant organisations and individuals to visit and contact – and the writing of the final dissertation.

Creative Enterprise in a Global Context

This module reflects the changing environment within the arts which places increased emphasis on entrepreneurial skills by requiring students to develop their own idea for a creative business in a global context. The module has a dynamic, interactive delivery that takes students through a series of creative workshops designed to help develop their ideas. This culminates in an assessed creative enterprise portfolio. Interactive sessions then focus on the students’ understanding of marketing strategies and financial planning in order to develop and produce a robust business plan for an international market. Students receive staged support and reviews with the module tutor of their plans, including one to one tutorials as a means of scaffolding their study on this module.

International Cultural Policy

The overall aims of the module are to encourage students to develop their understanding of the role and impact of cultural policy and planning from a pan-European perspective, to identify and critique the relationship between different attitudes and approaches to the role of culture in society and how issues concerned with national, regional and local history, demography, socio-economic change and identity also influence how aspects of cultural practice are expressed in different countries. It also embraces sustainability within a local and global context, aligned with DMU’s Sustainable Development Goals. Students have the option of joining the research visit to a major European city in Week 23. A budget of about £200 is recommended for this visit.

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.