The BA Arts and Media Management with Foundation Year gives you the opportunity to learn from practitioners and academics actively working in the creative field about managing arts and media organisations in the film and TV sector, museums, galleries and theatres. This flexible professional development course forges a combination of creative, critical and management skills and knowledge, as well as developing your technical expertise. Focusing on transferable, work-related knowledge and skills, our arts and media management degree will enable you to meet the changing demands of creative work and critically engage with the sector. Underpinning this will be an understanding of the critical and theoretical literature on:
- cultural labour and entrepreneurship
- ownership and gatekeeping
- curatorial practice
- diversity and representation
- cultural policy and copyright.
- Our Foundation Year degrees will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. They are ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you did not achieve the grades you needed for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.
- The emphasis is on genuine professional development especially suited to self-starting and freelance careers.
- Birkbeck was ranked as one of the top four universities in the UK for its Art and Design research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
- visual and performing arts
- music and film industries
- arts education.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
Essays and group-based assignments, plus a final-year project.
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.