University for the Creative Arts has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Learn how to run a successful arts venue or festival on our BA/ BSc (Hons) Arts and Festivals Management course, run from our dynamic and innovative Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom.
There’s a growing need for those with the skill to manage an arts venue or festival, not only in the UK but globally, and with the tools and experience gained through this course you’ll be equipped to meet that demand.
You’ll develop your understanding of business overall, how venues and festivals are organised and come up with ways to improve them both culturally and economically. Using our extensive facilities, you’ll learn how to analyse data, improve your organisational skills and become a confident communicator.
And you’ll also gain vital core business acumen – from accounting and finance, to marketing and HR - through a series of Business Seminars, which you’ll share with students from other courses across the Business School.
There are options to take industry placements and study abroad in the second year.
You’ll be introduced to the various aspects of arts and festivals management, learning how to design an experience, ensure it’s safe and how to cater for different consumers. You’ll also take part in the shared Business Seminars, giving you a chance to interact with several other courses at the school.
The units covered are outlined as follows:
Introduction to Festivals
Running and Promoting a Venue
Business Seminar I
Designing a Venue Experience
Cultural Management: Policy and Practice
Managing Safety and Experience
Business Seminar II
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|