Taught course

Arts Management

Bath Spa University · School of Humanities and Cultural Industries

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Entry requirements

You will normally have a good first degree (2:1 or above) in any academic subject. You may be considered without a first degree if you can demonstrate considerable relevant experience; you may be asked to attend an interview. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Taught by academic experts, and by experienced arts and cultural sector practitioners who help you develop professional contacts and networks.
  • Includes work-based experience in arts and cultural organisations
  • Understand arts and cultural management in an international context.

This flexible course adapts to the ever changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts
and cultural management, through hands-on experience and work- based learning.

We will give you the unique opportunity to engage with an extensive range of regional, national and international arts and cultural organisations. These cover the full range of the creative industries including dance, theatre, music, digital creativity, fine art, fashion and heritage.

Career opportunities
You will graduate as a responsive, resilient, flexible and imaginative practitioner, equally comfortable in a variety of settings, adept at working in partnership with a wide range of organisations. Culture, the arts and the creative industries are estimated to be worth over £81 billion to the UK economy. Careers in arts management are varied and cover every cultural and artistic area. They include roles in events and venue management; programming events and seasons; marketing; audience development; fundraising; community engagement and social inclusion; education and learning; managing artists and performers.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. A minimum language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 876 180