What will I learn?

BA/BSc (Hons) Arts and Cultural Management (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement.**This course was previously titled BA/BSc (Hons) Arts and Festivals Management and will be replaced by our BA/BSc Arts, Festival and Cultural Management course from 2022 – check back soon for new course information!**If running an arts venue or a festival sounds like your dream career then this unique course, run by our Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom, will give you the tools and skills you need.The entertainment and performance sector is experiencing year-on-year growth, with the ever-present need for escapism, whether that be through comedy, theatre, music, spoken word or dance.Our BA/BSc (Hons) Arts and Cultural Management introduces you to the fast-moving world of events and promotions, where no two days are the same and you will find yourself working alongside creatives and performers, as well as industry executives.You’ll gain an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes to stage an event – be it a local multi-arts venue or a major music festival such as Glastonbury – and how logistics, programming, ticketing, staffing and catering come together to create a unique experience.You’ll build knowledge of the increasing role played by social media and digital communications in the marketing and publicising of events, and how new technologies are changing the face of performance – from immersive and interactive theatre to holograms and virtual reality.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full time including foundation year (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,250.00 (US$ 22,366) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022



Ashley Road,



KT18 5BE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have one of the following: US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus SAT scores (if taken in 2016 or later) of 1160 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus SAT scores (if taken before 2016) of 1600 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus two or three Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus ACT scores of 24 or better; US Associates Degree; a transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised American university.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.