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MA Events & Experience Management

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Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Events Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Events managers of the future need to be versatile and confident, managing a wide array of events in innovative ways. This degree equips you to take your place in the events industry, leading the way in events and experience management for the fast-paced creative and cultural industries.

From immersive theatre performances to pop-up gigs, there is an increasing demand for events management skills and knowledge to bring these projects to life. The MA Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is a truly unique course that will focus on creative and cultural industry events experiences. Combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience this degree is specifically aimed at enabling you to run creative events in this constantly changing environment.

The MA Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is rare in its close linkage with the creative and cultural industries, and offering modules across three departments. This approach will allow anyone wishing to pursue a career in the cultural and creative industries to gain valuable and cutting edge experience and knowledge.

You’ll benefit from close connections to the events industry throughout your time at Goldsmiths, from opportunities for practical work experience to learning from the experiences and insight of our guest speakers. Practical experience is built into the content of the course which allows you to apply your theoretical and strategic knowledge to real events, honing your planning, organisation and marketing skills. You’ll work with an arts organisation or events manager to put on an event that meets their needs and there will also be opportunities to support the running of festivals like Wilderness.

Careers

As a graduate from this degree you will be perfectly placed to enter the events industry as an events manager, particularly in the exciting creative and cultural sectors.

This could include:
• Working in an events role for a company or organisation
• Putting on your own events as part of marketing and branding your company
• Running events to promote and support your artistic practice

Modules

The Festival Management module will focus on planning, organising and marketing festivals. London hosts a broad range of festivals, making it the perfect location to study this topic. Guided by experienced field practitioners, you will develop your critical understanding of key practical elements of festival and events planning and management. The Festival Management syllabus will include elements such as feasibility studies, licensing agreements, budget overviews, health and safety regulations, risk assessments, market research, marketing plans, organisational charts, evaluation strategies, action plans, planning schedules, run sheets, and contingency plans. ICCE have valuable contacts with several major arts festivals in London, and our close relationship with these festivals as well as event management professionals will provide you with ample opportunity to learn from practitioners and develop your own network. The module will be taught through a combination of workshops and practical learning. You will be assessed through a portfolio incorporating planning documents as well as reflective statements incorporating relevant events and festival management theory.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,870

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£19,660

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

University information

Goldsmiths, University of London is an institution that seeks to continually explore, question and shape the world around its academic community. With more than 115 years of academic heritage to reflect on, Goldsmiths has a prestigious history while being firmly focused on the future. Students attending the university will be able to challenge themselves through a wide range of cutting-edge degrees delivered by sector-leading academics and...more

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