Are you interested in learning to run events? From weddings and conferences to arena gigs, large scale festivals, and grass roots venues, farmers markets to concert halls, our Events Management programme can prepare you for all. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. Taught by established industry professionals and experienced academics, you’ll discover the roles and responsibilities associated with the management and operation of every aspect of the event and entertainment industry and the economics, logistics and information flow that sustain it. Our Events Management programme gives you the opportunity to choose your specialism for your future career after your experience of the core curriculum in year one. Rather than having to make your big career decision before you join us, we introduce you to various specialisms and offer you the flexibility to choose the pathway which leads to your chosen career. These pathways include: Events Management; Music and Live Events Management. Make your application to BA (Hons) Events Management. You'll then choose one of the below pathways after your first year and your final degree award will be the pathway you have chosen. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Our programme is delivered by established industry professionals with diverse backgrounds within the industry. Your teaching team includes a Mercury Music Prize winner, an award winning concert promoter, wedding planners, former record company executives, touring musicians, and digital & brand partnership specialists. As well as this you’ll benefit from guest lectures and workshops from visiting industry associates, which can introduce you to new and emerging issues across the sector. Our course combines theory and practical work, covering all the fundamental principles of event management, setting you up perfectly to enter this industry. You’ll learn key business skills such as PR and risk assessment as well as work on the real-life, real-time production of small, medium and large-scale events. From the beginning of your studies, you’ll collaborate with fellow students on other programmes, such as music or film courses, to bring events together. In the first year, you’ll learn about the basic structures of the various types of events, such as conferences, exhibitions, festivals, sport events and the entertainment and experience industry as whole; details of how events are planned and organised professionally and about marketing and promotion of various types of events. You’ll also study core management skills, the art of public relation (PR) and risk assessment knowledge. In second year, you’ll work on producing real events, and translating business ideas into practice. This year will foster and develop communication and interpersonal skills, and problem-solving in real time, pressurised situations. Your final year will be focused on an individual project, supported by modules that look at the strategic and long-term thinking that informs the industry. Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in both your first and second year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. All our music degrees at Buckinghamshire New University come with membership of UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership (MAP), a ground-breaking collaboration between educational institutions and UK Music.
Your modules will vary depending on which pathway you choose. Events Management Foundation Year Introduction to Music Management, Production and Performance Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Year One Core Entertainment Industry Framework Event Planning and Practice Managing Your Brand Principles of Marketing Risk, Legislation and Licencing Opportunity modules 2 x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year Two Core Event Tourism and Hospitality Live Event Management and Experience Design Research Methods Optional Artist Management Private Party Planning Venue Management and Concert Promotion Sport Events Management Opportunity modules 2 x 10 credit year two Opportunity modules Year Three Core Extended Independent Work Strategic Corporate Event Management Leadership Optional Creative Strategies Digital Marketing Industry Issues Entertainment Law Music and Live Events Management pathway Foundation Year Introduction to Music Management, Production and Performance Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Year One Core Entertainment Industry Framework Event Planning and Practice Managing Your Brand Principles of Marketing Risk, Legislation and Licencing Opportunity modules 2 x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year Two Core The Music Entrepreneur Live Event Management and Experience Design Research Methods Optional Fan Cultures Music Publishing Music Publishing (Placement) Venue Management and Concert Promotion Sport Events Management Opportunity modules 2 x 10 credit year two Opportunity modules Year Three Core Extended Independent Work Strategic Corporate Event Management Mosh Pit Politics Optional Creative Strategies Digital Marketing Industry Issues Entertainment Law
On this course you will be taught with a mixture of: *Lectures *Seminars *Workshops *Event planning tasks You will be assessed in a number of ways, including written assignments, group presentations, and practical exams.
How to apply
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Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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