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Leeds Beckett University

Creative Event Design

UCAS Code: N8W2

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

96

A minimum of 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Event management

Learn to create and analyse innovative and extraordinary event experiences, which produce powerful, inspiring and far-reaching impacts for both the individual and wider audiences around the world.

Rooted in the creative industries and blended with exciting and contemporary event-related research, this course will teach you how to captivate audiences by delivering interactive and meaningful event experiences that make you stand out as a leader in your field. From festival sites to corporate boardrooms, pop-up food markets to international film festivals, and from protest marches to cultural celebrations, you will learn the art of developing live event content at the cutting-edge of the events management world.

This course will draw on a number of different subjects, insights and approaches. These psychological, socio-cultural and political perspectives will allow you to challenge and examine a variety of theories and case studies related to the creative industries. You will explore experiential marketing and audience engagement strategies to corporate communications and discover how best to secure funding for your events.

Immersed in practice and designed with industry partners, this course will also teach you to challenge conventional modes of working and develop creative strategies, which will help you find your role in this exciting industry.

If you like creative places and people, are curious and open minded, focused and opinionated, and have a strong, creative and cultural interest in events, this course is for you. Whether you are just starting out on your journey into events or are already working in the industry, we will help set you up to deliver memorable experiences with confidence.
As a student, you will immediately join the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) network, a community of practitioners who have been delivering events management education for more than 20 years. Our specialist team draws together academics and industry professionals who have designed and developed dynamic courses that are informed by practice and research.

You will discover more about the thriving city of Leeds, where you will be given many opportunities to work and connect with a vibrant and creative events scene. Our vast array of industry contacts and rich alumni network will give you access to the festivals, corporate and cultural sector and you will be encouraged and supported to volunteer or work on events, giving you the chance to develop your professional skills.

Industry professionals and leading creative event experts will also be invited to speak with you, offering you their unique insights and allowing you the opportunity to network and develop your own professional contacts. Through these special events, you will learn about the wide variety of opportunities that this inspiring sector can offer.

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Design Thinking
- Creative Event Studies
- Engaging Audiences
- Event Planning
- Events in Society
- Professional Event Practice 1

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Content Design
- Event Law and Business Administration
- Event Production
- Live Event
- Managing Your Career

Year 3 Core Modules:
- Creative Communications
- Event Futures
- Governance, Policy and Event Power
- Major Creative Project

The Uni


Course location:

Headingley Campus

Department:

Events, Tourism and Hospitality

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.

82%
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.

Event management

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

95%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

Event management

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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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