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.