Live Event and Festival Management at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - UCAS

Course summary

ICMP’s CertHE Live Event and Festival Management course looks to the future of the live events sector. Developed in consultation with key bodies in the industry, it has the ever-evolving live music ecosystem at its core. Across the one-year course, you’ll develop management, creative and entrepreneurial skills, gain real-world live industry experience and be encouraged to consider the future of the industry. A comprehensive introduction to the live event environment, you’ll study wide-ranging topics including venue management, events marketing, event producing, promoting and more. From day one, you’ll start to become familiar with the language of live events as you explore business jargon and learn how live music professionals communicate with each other. You’ll develop a variety of hands-on project management skills, as you learn what it takes to build a successful business in the live events field. As part of your study, you’ll work in a live production space, picking up highly practical skills like running soundchecks, setting up basic lighting rigs, understanding the importance and challenges of hosting ‘zero carbon’ events and learning techniques for getting the most out of a live production team. Successful live music events rely heavily on digital technology, so you’ll learn to build a creative online campaign with cut through, as you explore the principles of content creation and content marketing. Designed for a new generation of UK live events and festival professionals, this innovative and unique course has been developed in consultation with a range of industry bodies including the Music Venue Trust. You’ll study in small, personal learning groups with guidance from established live event tutors. At the end of your year of learning, you’ll have a broad understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to run innovative, inclusive, diverse and environmentally sustainable live music events and festivals across the multi-billion-pound UK live events industry. Or, if you choose to continue your studies, successful completion of this course offers a direct link MODULES Across your year of study, you’ll gain a holistic understanding of the many areas of the live event industry, as you explore the different roles live music professionals play. You’ll discover the fundamental principles of marketing and entrepreneurship, and learn how to create content that captures attention. By the end of the course, you’ll have formed an impressive understanding of the interconnectedness of the live music ecosystem and will be ready to put your newfound knowledge to use in your live music career of choice. • THE MUSIC BUSINESS • PRINCIPLES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MARKETING • FUNDAMENTALS OF LIVE PRODUCTION • THE LIVE MUSIC ECOSYSTEM • LIVE VENUES AND HOSPITALITY • CONTENT CREATION AND ONLINE PRESENCE


  • The Music Business
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Marketing
  • Fundamental of Live Production
  • The Live Music Ecosystem
  • Venues and Hospitality
- Content Creation and Online Presence

Assessment method

Assessment activities will include a variety of student presentations, individual and group projects, portfolios, case studies, written examination papers, aural examinations, coursework, reflective journals, group problem solving, and self and peer assessments. The assessment breakdown of this programme is: 5% written | 95% coursework

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students will typically hold a relevant equivalent qualification, please check your qualification with our Admissions team. In addition, you should hold a relevant English language qualification equivalent to CEFR Level B2. Unfortunately ICMP are able unable to sponsor students that require a Student Route Visa to study in the UK for this course. For more information on the application process contact [email protected].

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £10250 Year 1
International £15250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at the ICMP are designated each year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We have developed together with valued partners several scholarships and bursaries which supplement our outreach and widening participation activities and enhance access to our courses. Please contact our admissions team for more information.

Live Event and Festival Management at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - UCAS