Middlesex University London

Arts Management MA

Arts Management is a complex and exciting discipline. Once mastered, it provides you with skills that can be applied to many areas of the arts and reach audiences in evermore innovative ways. Explore strategic, collaborative, and pioneering approaches with this challenging MA, which will equip you with the contemporary knowledge, research skills and business acumen you need to succeed worldwide.

Why study MA Arts Management at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex, we recognise that there are a wide range of career paths and further study options for those with an interest in Arts Management. That's why we developed our course to be flexible and interdisciplinary, with options to tailor your MA to suit your individual interests and needs, whether that's arts marketing, events, communications, entrepreneurship or further study beyond this programme.

You’ll be taught by leading practitioners and academics from our Business School and Media and Performing Arts departments, with opportunities to collaborate with students across a range of disciplines and tasks. Through a combination of theoretical and practical learning you'll develop a critical understanding of arts management in practice and the impact of research on audiences and industries worldwide

Course highlights

  • The management skills you’ll be developing will enhance your employability in a competitive industry whilst the design of the programme allows you to develop your own unique specialisms across the field
  • As part of the course, you’ll experience field trips and access to key arts organisations across London and the UK, such as Kings Place, the Roundhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Southbank Centre
  • When possible you’ll be taught by academics who are actively engaged in industries and research, ensuring that you have access to original findings, emerging theories and contemporary debates
  • You’ll be able to enjoy our well-established evening series of performances, lectures and masterclasses from leading academics and practitioners the creative industries
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Entry Requirements

We accept the equivalent of the below qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification:

  • We normally require a second class honours degree (2:2) or above in an appropriate subject
  • We will consider applications from students with academic backgrounds in areas including business, sociology and law as well as the arts
  • Candidates with other degrees are welcome to apply provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of experience.

To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Visas and immigration

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.

International students who require a Student route (formerly tier 4) visa to progress on a course at Middlesex University must apply for study on a full-time basis. However, this course is offered part-time so you are eligible to apply on a part-time basis.

Career Prospects

Course content

What will you study on the MA Arts Management?

MA Arts Management covers key subjects related to the management and structure of the arts and cultural industries, with a particular focus on the relationships between creativity and management.

There are three compulsory modules on this course and a range of additional module options covering more specialist areas of Arts Management. To complete your MA you will take a 60 credit Independent Project module, with guidance from a supervisor you will produce a research or practical project of considerable depth and complexity.

Course Details

  • he management skills you’ll be developing will enhance your employability in a competitive industry whilst the design of the programme allows you to develop your own unique specialisms across the field
  • As part of the course, you’ll experience field trips and access to key arts organisations across London and the UK, such as Kings Place, the Roundhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Southbank Centre
  • When possible you’ll be taught by academics who are actively engaged in industries and research, ensuring that you have access to original findings, emerging theories and contemporary debates
  • You’ll be able to enjoy our well-established evening series of performances, lectures and masterclasses from leading academics and practitioners the creative industries
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Core modules

Arts Management in Practice (30 credits) ​- Compulsory
Arts and Music Marketing and Finance (30 credits) ​- Compulsory
Independent Project (60 credits) ​- Compulsory ​​

Optional modules – changes for students in 2020 – choose two:

Cultural Events Management (30 credits) ​- Optional
Digital Marketing for the Creative Industries (30 credits) ​- Optional ​
Working with the Creative Industries (30 credits) ​- Optional ​
Media Management in Practice (30 credits) ​- Optional ​​
New Ventures in the Creative Economy (30 credits) ​- Optional ​

Optional modules – typical course content – choose two:

Cultural Events Management (30 credits) ​- Optional
Directions in Creative Technology and Digital Media (30 credits) ​- Optional ​
Working with the Creative Industries (30 credits) ​- Optional ​
Creative Start-ups (30 credits) ​- Optional ​​
Media and Creative Industries (30 credits) ​- Optional ​​
Digital Marketing (15 credits) ​- Optional ​
Strategic Marketing Communications (15 credits) ​- Optional ​​​

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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