Students will gain and understanding of the development, planning, marketing and execution of a range of events such as business, cultural, music, sport and financial events.
This interactive course combines theory and practice over a three year period, with two years as a taught element and the third year undertaken as placement year.
From the first year you will acquire core events management knowledge and skills across a breadth of areas including business, celebratory, sport and cultural and music events. You will have the opportunity to focus on the development key management principles of event design, planning, resourcing, management and marketing. The combination of theory of event managements and the practical opportunities through creative event design and work placement will develop academic knowledge of key business and events principles, whilst developing professional skills and key employability skills.
You will have the opportunity to work in large and small teams and independently to plan and run events as well as working with partner organisations to establish key foundation principles of event design and management ready for your career in events.
This course is suitable for entry into a range of careers as well as self-employment, (eg, working as a wedding planner/celebratory events management, festival and concert management, working in venues such as hotels and sporting venues, developing and managing events programmes or working in a number of organisations such as the public sector hosting key community and public events.)
This multi-disciplinary course can provide access to a range of employment opportunities. Delivery is through lectures, workshops, tutorials, practical activities, work experience and case studies. Assessment is through exams, reports, presentations and practical activities as well as observations and reflections on placement experiences.
On successful completion of the taught and placement elements, there are opportunities for progression on to a full BA (Hons) Events Management degree.
This course is taught at Gower College Swansea Tycoch Campus and Sketty Hall Campus
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
Gower College, Swansea
Year 1 (Level 4): Principles of Resource Management, Principles of Events, Marketing and the Experiential Consumer, Introduction to Sports and Music Events, Introduction to Business and Celebratory Events, Live Events Management; Professional Skills: International Cultural Contexts.
Year 2 (Level 5): Applied Resource Management, Research Methods, Risk Management and Legal Issues, Marketing Experiences, Creative Event Design, Live Event Production,: Planning Celebratory and Special Events, Planning Business Events.
Year 3 (Level 5): Professional Placement.
The course is lecture and placement based and assessment is through exams, practical write-ups, reports, presentation and practical application of event management.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Gower College, Swansea|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
Please contact the Gower College Swansea International Department at http://www.gcs.ac.uk/international or on +44 1792 284007.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|A level||D D - E E E|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
Interview applies to all students applying
|Northern Ireland||£7,500||Year 1|