Our aim is to provide MA Arts Management students with:
• Advanced understanding of the subject of Arts Management
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date theories and discourses in Arts Management and how these are influencing practice
• Knowledge of international trends in cultural policy and how they are affecting, and affected by, the practice of Arts Management
• Essential practical skills relating to Arts Management, particularly strategic planning, financial management, business planning and engaging audiences
• A sophisticated level of critical and divergent thinking and expression
• Skills appropriate to self-directed study and independent research
• Awareness of different research methodologies and their application to the work of arts managers
• Further developed wider intellectual and transferable skills, consistent with creative thought and independent learning.
This MA is suitable for a range of participants; early and mid-career arts managers, who wish to develop their practice and understanding of the background, theories and principles of arts and cultural management, will find this degree invaluable. While there is a focus on the publicly subsidised arts sector, the MA does serve as a strong and valuable route for graduates who are interested in creating their own cultural ventures for self-employment.
The majority of students will take on an independent research project during the course.