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Cultural Event Management

This business qualification in event management addresses the specific needs of the cultural and creative industries. The business modules are contextualised to the cultural sector and you will develop core business skills in event management.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Critically evaluate and understand the nature of integration of business know-how e.g. strategy, marketing, HR and management as they relate to cultural event management.
• Analyse and critically evaluate cultural policy in relation to cultural event management.
• Conceptualise, plan, understand, and critically evaluate the context of cultural events.
• Diagnose problems relating to cultural event management and conduct sectoral research.
• Critically evaluate the legal and financial management issues associated with a cultural event, and develop appropriate strategies.
• Collaborate effectively on an individual basis or as a member of a team within the constraints of time, finance and other resources.
• Think critically about social, cultural and ethical business issues as they relate to cultural event management.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
• Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level.
• Applicants may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.
• Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview.


1 year.
When do classes take place?
Thursday afternoon and all day Friday.

Careers or further progression

Future careers
• Work as a cultural event manager in a variety of arts organisations or in the festival sector.
• Work with an event management company, providing services to a wide range of clients.
• Be a freelance manager/cultural entrepreneur or a specialist manager within the cultural industries (e.g. music promoter).
• Continue your studies to Masters and/or PhD level in Ireland or abroad.

Further enquiries

Dr. Therese Moylan
T: 01 239 4623

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?
• Cultural Event Management
• Digital Marketing
• Fundraising + Sponsorship
• Law
• HRM + Volunteerism, Strategic Management
• Cultural Policy
• Finance
• Cultural Entrepreneurship Experience

Application date

Application Date: 25 May 2018, 4pm.
Second round: 22 August 2018, 4pm where places are available.

Course fee


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