Taught course

Arts and Media Management

Northumbria University · Media and Communication Division

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess one of the following: a degree in an arts related area; a degree in a non-arts related area with a proven interest in an art form or aspects of cultural management and/or considerable relevant work experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MA Arts & Media Management explores the relationship between postmodernity and cultural practices, providing a framework of postmodernist themes and issues. It examines mass communications in the context of contemporary practices, trends and work patterns that have developed within contemporary mass communication and creative media industries.

The MA offers an innovative approach to creative and cultural leadership, including operational and strategic management with a specialist focus. The programme offers professional development at a high level, encouraging learners to critically reflect on policies, procedures and practices informed by theory, considering audience engagement and development, income generation, customers and consumers. Innovative partnerships with cultural organisations provide practical opportunities.

The programme aims to provide a critical understanding of the ways in which media industries function and the primary issues that face those working within them.

Information for international students

A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24/28 months
full time
12/16 months
distance learning
24/28 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444