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Arts University Bournemouth

Creative Events Management

UCAS Code: WN12

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C,D

Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above

UCAS Tariff

112-120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Event management

**Behind every great creative artist is a brilliant organiser.**
The UK cultural sector is a £77 billion industry that is growing faster than any other UK industrial sector and it employs 1.68 million people. Creative events are at the heart of this — with music festivals, exhibitions, digital multimedia events, theatre productions, community celebrations, music tours and much else besides. To achieve success and growth this fast moving sector needs creative, energetic and well organised people. Creative Events Management has a 20-year track record of creating successful industry professionals who are now leaders in their field.

On this course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to put on successful creative events. Through theory, technique and practice, we’ll help you develop as a successful creative events manager, with plenty to offer the sector. You will also be encouraged to develop an entrepreneurial attitude that could help you start your own business. Students tell us that when they graduate they feel well equipped to work on a whole range of events and arts projects.

**What you will learn**
You will learn how the creative world operates; you will be surrounded by a wealth of creative talent and the opportunity of working with creative practitioners and external clients. You will have talks from industry practitioners and will be supported in identifying and developing your career pathway. You will develop practical skills in digital technology, event planning and management and business analysis and planning. Our course allows students to ‘learn by doing’ wherever possible, whether writing marketing plans, programming an arts centre or through the ‘live’ arts event project. When working on your projects, you will work in small teams to set up a ‘working events production company’ which will see you organising a range of arts and other events such as festivals, exhibitions, fashion shows, arts workshops, theatre productions and/or dance events. All events are ‘for real’ – real audiences, working with real artists and performers, real venues, real budgets, real contracts – which prepares you to operate in a professional environment.

Approximately 45% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio, and the remainder will be independent study. 83% of assessment for this course is coursework based and the remaining 17% is placement assessed.

**By the end of the course you will be able to...**
- Demonstrate excellent knowledge and skills in the conception, planning, delivery, management, interpretation and critique of the creative events domain including creative content, form, space and audience.

- Research, analyse and critique contemporary cultural issues affecting the planning and management of creative events and organisations, taking account of historical and cultural trends.

- Engage with issues of social context, sustainability and ethics and relate them to your delivery of Live Events within an international context, working with artists, stakeholders and partners.

- Explore the full potential of creative opportunities, evaluate and manage the risks, and through this develop ideas and projects that explore and stretch your potential.

- Demonstrate excellent skills in planning your time and your projects effectively, individually and as part of a team, taking into account the expectations of stakeholders and partners.

- Use learning and skills to gain employment within a specialist field of your choice within the creative industries and cultural sectors or pursue further academic study.

**Studios and resources**
We provide all the resources that you’ll find in an events business. You’ll be able to work with equipment sourced specifically for your live projects, including lighting, sound, projection, staging and exhibition materials.

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical work

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Department:

Faculty of Media and Performance

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
Event management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Design occupations
7%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Event management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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