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Events, Festivals and Venue Management

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D-B,C,C

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

MMP-DMM

UCAS Tariff

88-112

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 88 - 112. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Event management

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Do you want to plan everything from festivals to weddings? Is it your dream to work in the events management industry? If yes then this course could be for you.

Our course covers the fundamental principles of event management, setting you up perfectly to enter this industry. At the heart of our course you’ll find a combination of theory with practical work elements. You’ll gain a broad understanding of how events are planned, marketed, developed and run, whilst working on your own projects.

**Why study this subject?**
The UK events industry is worth £42.3 billion and over 7,000 major outdoor events were held in 2018 (Eventbrite). Following the Olympics in 2012, the UK has established itself as a world leader in outdoor events, with many UK companies exporting their expertise.

From event planner, to festival manager, tour manager to health and safety manager, wedding planner or marketing and PR manager – the opportunities are endless.

With the right teaching and hands on experience you could turn your passion into a rewarding and successful career.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
During your time at BNU you will establish a firm understanding of the music and live event business. You'll learn about the unique nature of working in music event management and look at a number of entrepreneurial approaches to the music business. You will also spend time exploring the social and cultural factors that affect the production and consumption of popular music.

Coupling both theory and practical work on this course will ensure you're well placed in the sector when it comes to employability. By the time you graduate you'll have a CV showing your knowledge of and experience at well-established high-profile events.

**What will I study?**
Our BA (Hons) Events, Festivals and Venue Management degree covers the fundamental principles of event management applicable to most sectors. At the heart of the course is the planning of events, employability and preparing students for employment in the Music, Festivals, Leisure and Events Industries.

There is a heavy focus on making our course content applicable to the real world so you will find yourself working on two outdoor community festivals in your first and second year modules. You can also choose to work alongside the SU to put on events and gain further work experience. In previous years students have had the opportunity to benefit from industry links with Festival Republic resulting in opportunities at events including Reading Festival, Wireless Festival, Motor Sports Events and more.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
The teaching team on this course have demonstrable industry backgrounds spanning decades, meaning you will learn from experienced lecturers. The course leader has 30 years of experience in the sector as a Concert Promoter, Venue Operator and as a part of the management for large-scale festivals in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Throughout the course you will also learn from specialist guest lecturers and benefit from an allocated personal tutor for 1-1 tutorials.

On this course you will be taught with a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and event planning tasks. Students are also assessed in a number of ways, such as but not limited to formal essays, presentations, organising events, site planning, group work and a dissertation in your final year.

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
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Creative And Digital Industries

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Event management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
E

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.

£20,800
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Transport associate professionals
9%
Leisure and travel services
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

Business and 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.

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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