Taught course

Arts and Project Management

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Art

Entry requirements

BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art or Art and Design, or other Arts-based Degree course or related subject. The minimum academic qualification required is a 2:2 award. Those with equivalent prior professional or life experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

On our MA Arts and Project Management course you will learn how arts organisations, cultural spaces, festivals and visual and performing arts projects are produced and managed. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in arts management to gain expertise in the requirements for managing, producing and promoting cultural events and arts projects.

This stimulating course offers you a specialist education in arts and project management. You will develop your knowledge and understanding to be industry ready and effective in managing, delivering and marketing engaging arts and cultural experiences. This prepares you for life as a professional project manager, a PhD researcher, or to work in other related careers.

This course will enable you to develop professional and practical experience, gaining advanced organisational, planning and marketing skills. Through a combination of live projects, seminars, and research modules you will learn about arts policies, the civic and social role of the arts and the delivery of public engagement and cultural value.

You will also have the opportunity to select an option module which will further enrich your learning by introducing you to different arts contexts and dialogues. These skills are instantly transferable to many career paths in the arts, producing flexible, responsive and imaginative cultural practitioners.

Alumni go on to work to be successful in attaining good positions in the Creative Industries and there is scope to work on live projects through our links with local organisations and practitioners in the Creative Industries.

You will be located at Birmingham School of Art (Margaret Street), a fine example of Venetian Gothic architecture and an impressive purpose built Grade I listed art school.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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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

Full-time with professional placement: 18 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44 (0)121 331 6295