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Sheffield Hallam University

Festival and Entertainment Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: B025

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 or GCSE L2 equivalent and Maths at grade C or 4 or GCSE L2 equivalent

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

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example: CC at A Level MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ. You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Event management

**Course summary**

• Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
• Gain real-world skills in practical classes, live projects and work experience.
• Study the essential aspects of planning and delivering safe and effective events, from delivering persuasive pitches to delivering the event itself.
• Gain a solid base in business.

The festival and entertainment industries offer diverse roles for graduates. After one year studying alongside other business foundation students, you’ll learn how to deliver exceptional events, and build important industry contacts.

* How you learn*

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Festival and Entertainment Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
You will develop your skills through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, and projects.
On the full degree, field trips, site visits and work with external organisations enhance your understanding the festival and entertainment industry and its unique challenges.

The full course includes two externally accredited and industry recognised qualifications — the BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders and the IOSH Managing Events Safely award. Both enhance your employability and are included as part of the course fee.

You learn through
• delivering your own festivals and entertainment experiences
• guest speakers from industry
• problem solving exercises using real-world challenges
• case studies from industry
• individual and group presentations
• field trips
• site visits
• working with external organisations

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years of the full degree. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.
Through our strong relationships with employers we can help you to secure a valuable placement opportunity and support you while you're there. We have a team of staff and tutors who will support you to find the placement that suits your ambitions.
Alternatively, you can complete the Learning in the Workplace semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement.

*Live projects *
During the first and second year of the undergraduate course there will be a live element where you will either deliver your own festival or live entertainment experience. In the final year you will work on consultancy project alongside an external partner.

**Field trips**
There will be an opportunity to join field trips and site visits during the course that enhance your learning and given a practical application to knowledge gained in the classroom.

**Networking opportunities**
Through the event management HUB, students on this degree will be able to participate in the various networking events that we host throughout the year to support students in making industry contacts.

Modules

You can take an optional placement in year three.
**Year 1**
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues – 20 credits
Introduction To Business – 20 credits
Organisation Management And Delivery 1 -20 credits
Organisation Management And Delivery 2 -20 credits
Self And Stakeholder Management -20 credits
The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries – 20 credits
**Year 2**
Compulsory modules
Module
Academic And Professional Skills – 20 credits
Destination Entertainment – 20 credits
Festivals And Enterprise – 20 credits
Marketing Communications – 20 credits
The Eventscape – 20 credits
The Festival And Entertainment Industry – 20 credits
**Year 3**
Compulsory modules
Academic Research Skills – 20 credits
Applied Event Operations – 20 credits
Event Law And Risk Management – 20 credits
Festival And Entertainment Marketing - 20 credits
Managing Entertainment -20 credits
The Live Festival Experience - 20 credits
**Year 4**
Compulsory modules
Placement Year
**Final year**
Compulsory modules
Arts And Entertainment In Society - 20 credits
Festival And Entertainment Consultancy - 40 credits
Maximising Festival And Venue Outcomes - 20 credits
Research Project - 20 credits
Strategic Event Design – 20 credits

Assessment methods

Coursework
Examinations

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
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

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.

80%
med
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

£19,760
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other 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.

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.

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£24k

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£26k

£26k

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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