Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Arts and Media Management

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Course summary

The BA Arts and Media Management 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
  • leadership
  • diversity and representation
  • cultural policy and copyright.
This course features pathways designed to assist your professional development and specialisation. You will have the opportunity to develop a business plan/funding proposal under the guidance of relevant industry practitioners or undertake a work placement. Depending on your choice of modules and final project, you will graduate with a BA Arts Management, BA Media Management or BA Arts and Media Management. Highlights
  • 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.
Careers and employability This course will prepare you to enter and/or develop a career in the creative and cultural industries. Potential career paths include:
  • curating
  • journalism
  • visual and performing arts
  • television
  • music and film industries
  • publishing
  • arts education.
We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Essays and group-based assignments, plus a final-year project.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
NP22
Institution code:
B24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES If you need extra support before starting an undergraduate degree, we offer a BA Arts and Media Management with Foundation Year degree, which provides an extra year of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete the Foundation Year, you will automatically advance onto the main degree.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2022/undergraduate/programmes/UUBAARMD_C/#entry-requirements


English language requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
40%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
45%
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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
International £14560 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Arts and Media Management at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS