Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme offers you the chance to engage with the key issues in the formulation of arts and cultural policy and the administration of the arts.

  • This MA from the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship will enable you to develop an awareness of and a critical approach to the discipline, by studying arts policy and practice in Europe, Scandinavia, and a number of global countries. You will also study audience development, fundraising, arts education, cultural tourism, regeneration through arts, arts diversity and social inclusion, copyright and the role of the arts in relations and diplomacy as well as national and cultural identity.
  • Practitioners from many companies, venues and national organisations teach on the programme, providing a direct link with the profession.
  • Through individual research and placement with an arts company or management organisation you will develop essential practical skills to enhance your potential and your employability as an arts administrator.
  • Please note that a placement with any specific arts organisation is not guaranteed, however we take you through a supportive process to gain a placement with an appropriate arts organisation.
  • The programme also offers you one module in a complementary area, offered by the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Department of Theatre and Performance, Department of Design, and Music Department.


Compulsory Modules You'll complete the following compulsory modules: Cultural Policy and Practice Management and Professional Practice 2: Business Planning for Arts Organisations MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Dissertation You will also take one of the following modules. Management and Professional Practice 1: Work Placement or Management and Professional Practice 1A: Culture of Management Report Option modules In addition to the compulsory modules above, you'll also choose one 30-credit optional interdisciplinary module. Optional modules change each year, and may be taken from subjects including Music, Theatre and Performance, Visual Arts, Entrepreneurship, or Cultural Diplomacy. Please note: some modules may require that you have a background in the area you wish to study as they are primarily concerned with the discipline rather than its administration/management – for example in music. There are many ways of doing this degree part-time. We recommend having a conversation with the programme convenor about how to proceed, and to determine time commitments. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

Individual research; plus placement with an arts company; report; essays; dissertation.

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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

Unless otherwise stated the annual fee for part-time students is half the full time fee quoted.
Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS