Sustainable Festival Management with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS

Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sustainable Festival Management with Professional Placement

Course summary

Engage with the future of festivals as part of this cutting-edge course. Working at the forefront of inclusivity, accessibility and sustainability, you‘ll gain the skills, knowledge and insights to manage successful festivals. You’ll learn from experienced professionals across areas including finance, marketing and project management, and gain hands-on industry experience working with events and venues in Cornwall and further afield. You will: Develop a sustainable approach to management in the globally expanding festival industry Spend time working on live briefs at the Eden Project, a leading UK venue and host of the Eden Sessions Organise live events and engage with industry partners Benefit from the expertise of specialist staff with music, events, hospitality, technical and entrepreneurial backgrounds Gain an understanding of the importance of accessibility and inclusivity when designing high quality festival experiences Use real-world scenarios to build your problem solving and cooperative learning skills, helping you take action in a group and as a leader Develop a range of project management skills – essential for the fast-moving and ever-changing contemporary festival industry Study on a course that’s accredited by both A Greener Future and Attitude is Everything This Sustainable Festival Management degree is accredited by A Greener Future and Attitude is Everything; two organisations championing sustainability and inclusivity in live events.


You’ll learn creative and innovative approaches to festival design, gain a firm grounding in planning and management processes, and develop skills in marketing, managing resources and engaging with clients. You’ll study a range of topics in operations, crisis management, wellbeing, sustainability and marketing and communication. Through live projects, field trips and guest lectures, you’ll also gain hands-on and up to the minute industry experience, as well as developing essential teamworking skills. Year one: The first year is all about developing a knowledge of the nature, scope and scale of the festival industry. Leading towards delivering your first collaborative event, you’ll explore all aspects of attendee experience, learn to understand the importance of wellbeing within the industry, design promotional communications, and investigate the complexities and contradictions that surround sustainable development. Modules The Festival Industry The Attendee Experience Live Production Management Wellbeing Exploring Sustainability Promotional Communications Year two: In year two, you’ll develop a more specialist, operational knowledge of sustainable festival management. You’ll apply research methods and gain further critical analysis and reflection skills across a range of modules supported by tutors, with a growing emphasis on independence and collaborative working. You’ll also devise and deliver a live festival event and continue to develop skills in professionalism and communication. Modules Festival Design Project Management Research Methods Festival Operations Financial Management Collaborative Working Year three: You’ll be responsible for finding your own placement, with support from the RealWORKS employability team. Choosing this option will enhance your industry experience and skills while studying. How you’ll study during your placement year You’ll spend time working in a professional context, as part of a business or organisation. This can be in one role, or up to three, and must be for a minimum of 24 weeks. You’ll develop in-demand workplace skills, deepen your insight into industry and grow your network of contacts, all of which could help you get ahead in your career after graduation. Throughout this year, you’ll develop a portfolio of work that includes critical self-reflection on what has been learned from the experience. You’ll be required to evidence your experiences, the skills you’ve learned and your professional growth. Year four: In the final year, you’ll work towards delivering a final live event project while preparing for your future career in industry. You’ll continue to develop a range of practical skills including crisis management and ethical and creative leadership. You’ll also enhance your specialist knowledge by applying advanced research skills. Modules Crisis Management Festival Development Professional Development Festival Management Futures Research Leadership The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment method

Practical assessments include crisis management simulation, discussions and team meetings, digital and industry panel presentations and organising your own events. Coursework assignments, with no formal written examinations. Continuous assessment through visual, verbal and written assignments.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at

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If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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Sustainable Festival Management with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS