Our BA/BSc (Hons) Events and Festivals Management (with Integrated International Foundation and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement. BA/BSc (Hons) Events and Festivals Management will give you the insight and skills to run exciting events for any purpose, scales or budget. There are thousands of events which need organising - whether it's a local charity fundraiser, a music festival, a business conference, a convention or a sporting event. This is a vibrant, dynamic sector, global in its scope, that demands adaptability and quick thinking. Taught at our Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom, this course will guide you through how to create an event, from the initial concept through to the organisation and curation of the participant's experience, and on to the final staging. You will learn about forward planning, venue choice, programming, equipment, experience design and the important role played by food and drink. In addition, you'll learn how to set budgets, analyse data, comply with health and safety regulations and evaluate environmental concerns. Related courses
- BA/BSc (Hons) Arts & Cultural Management (with Integrated International Foundation and Professional Practice Year)
- BA/BSc (Hons) Business & Management (with Integrated International Foundation and Professional Practice Year)
- BA/BSc (Hons) Music Business & Management (with Integrated International Foundation and Professional Practice Year)
For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has an Integrated International Foundation Year to bring students from around the world to one hub of creativity. This is based at UCA Epsom and delivered by UCAIC. This year of preparatory study is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start your degree in the best possible way – with confidence, solid knowledge of creative practice, study skills and the English speaking and writing skills you’ll need to succeed. You’ll explore a range of creative techniques and develop your portfolio, with your chosen subject in mind. We’ll work with you throughout the year to ensure you’re on the right track and give you the tools to achieve your highest potential on your degree. If you opt to complete a professional practice year, this will take place in year three. You will undertake a placement within the creative industries to further develop your skills and CV. While on your Professional Practice Year, you will be required to pay a reduced tuition fee for that year. This fee will be determined using government funding regulations. Based on current regulations, we expect this to be a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee rate that you are charged for your second year of study. You will also incur additional travel and accommodation costs during this year. The University will provide you with further advice and guidance about this as you approach your Professional Practice Year.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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You have the option to study your integrated international year at UCA Epsom or UCA Farnham. We‘ll ask you confirm your preferred campus once we’ve received your application. The integrated international foundation year at Epsom is delivered by staff from the UCA International College. The integrated international foundation year at Farnham is delivered by UCA staff. Regardless of the campus you select, you will then progress onto your main course at UCA Epsom at the end of your integrated international foundation year.
For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/
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Additional entry requirements
An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£16950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.