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Falmouth University

Sustainable Festival Management

UCAS Code: N821

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

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Event management

Engage with the future of festivals as part of this new and cutting-edge course, created with the Eden Project. You’ll learn how to manage successful festivals, working at the forefront of technology and sustainability, while collaborating with one of the UK’s leading festival venues.

Studying in Cornwall, home to several of the UK’s most exciting festivals, you’ll get hands-on industry experience, both here and further afield. Alongside tuition from experienced professionals, you’ll benefit from the expertise within our School of Entrepreneurship – including finance, marketing and project management.

You will:
Develop a sustainable approach to management in the globally expanding festival industry
Organise live events and engage with industry experts
Be industry-ready with a full degree in just two years
Benefit from the expertise and knowledge of specialist staff from music, events, hospitality, technical and entrepreneurial backgrounds
Spend your second year studying at the Eden Project, a globally recognised leader in sustainability
Undertake a minimum of six micro-placements, at the Eden Sessions and other locations

This course is accredited by A Greener Festival.

We regret that this course is currently not available to applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Modules

Focusing on sustainable management and leadership, you’ll develop sector-specific knowledge and transferable skills in areas like finance, law, marketing and digital media. We’ll use real-world scenarios to build your problem solving and cooperative learning skills, helping you take action in a group and as a leader.

Year one:
You’ll learn creative and innovative approaches to festival event management, gain a firm grounding in planning and management processes, and develop skills in marketing, managing resources and engaging with clients. On top of this, you’ll develop teamwork and presentational skills, hear from industry speakers, attend field trips and deliver three assessed team projects.

Modules
Marketing & Digital Media
Real World Skills
Contemporary Event & Festival Impacts
Wellbeing in Experience Management
Creative Innovation in Experience Management
Live Student Event Project
Legal & Financial Management in the Experience Sector
Live Sustainability Challenge

Year two:
Developing your peer and self-evaluation skills, you’ll consider leadership, crisis management and sustainability in the festival industry. Using audience insights, you’ll deliver three more live team projects, and connect with industry both on- and off-campus, building valuable relationships to help launch your career. By the end of your final year you’ll have the confidence and skills to develop a business plan.

Modules
Team Learning & Performance
Demonstrating Sustainability
Live Public Event Project
Festival Innovation Project
Creative & Ethical Leadership
Crisis Management for Festivals & Events
Personal Research Project
Live Sustainable Festival Project

The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment through visual, verbal and written assignments.
Assessed live event projects.
Final year business challenge and dissertation.

The Uni


Course location:

Penryn Campus

Department:

The School of Entrepreneurship

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.

87%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

74%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
23%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
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.

£17k

£17k

£24k

£24k

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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