What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Strengthen your skills for a career in the creative industries
  • Combine your interests in business and the arts
  • Opportunity to complete business plans and apply for grants

If you’re working in the creative industries and want to progress to management level, or seeking a career in a artistic and cultural organisation, Cultural and Arts Management at Winchester is excellent preparation. The course develops your understanding of the relationship between the business process and the creative process, and examines wide-ranging topics such as implications of cultural policy and agendas of social inclusion and sustainability.

All our assignment topics are individually tailored to make sure they are a great match for your specific own areas of interest – from music to painting, dance to millinery, theatre to ceramics. You take part in weekly seminars, discussions, projects, visits, group and one-to-one tutorials, and directed and self-directed study, and develop your IT skills in areas such as website design and project management. Assessment is through coursework only, using a variety of formats similar to those used professionally in the industry. They include business plans, reports, audits and portfolios. Teaching takes place in the evenings, so you can study while working or completing an internship.

Some modules concentrate on the internal environment of artistic and cultural organisations (for example, examining issues of marketing, finance and strategy) while others focus on the external environment – the context in which artistic and cultural organisations operate, for example with reference to national policies and global trends. You finish with a professional project – an independent piece of work on a topic of your choice. this could involve organising an exhibition or a tour, starting a small company or implementing a marketing campaign.

Graduates of Cultural and Arts Management work in a range of cultural organisations from the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton to the British Museum in London.

Careers

The programme strengthens knowledge and skills for use for a managerial career in the creative industries for small cultural operators or large organisations such as the Arts Council. Graduates have worked in a range of cultural organisations from The Nuffield Theatre in Southampton to The British Museum in London.

Which department am I in?

University of Winchester

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,800.00 (US$ 18,255) per year
Additional cost applicable.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Winchester

Sparkford Road,

Winchester,

Hampshire,

SO22 4NR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a Bachelors degree when awarded by a regionally accredited institution with a general GPA of 2.8 or above, depending on the course. Applicants without a first degree but with five to seven years relevant work experience may also be considered on an individual basis for some Masters programmes.

For international students

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. Students who do not have experience working in the creative industries may be required to engage in relevant professional project/work experience. If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent. TOEFL iBT with a score of 60 overall including at least 18 in the writing element.

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

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