Taught course

Arts Management, Policy and Practice

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our interdisciplinary MA Arts Management, Policy and Practice course covers the wide range of expertise associated with running arts organisations and coordinating arts and cultural programmes and events, as well as the strategic development of art forms, cultural leadership practices and local cultural management.

You will draw on broad literatures and sources, covering areas from the creative arts, drama, music, art history, critical theory and cultural economics, to business studies, organisational studies and critical cultural policy studies.

This course brings together theory and practice in diverse areas including:

  • Production and programming
  • Policy-making
  • Strategic management and leadership
  • Finance and resource development
  • Marketing
  • Audience development
  • Engagement
  • Participation
  • Education
  • Research
  • Evaluation.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and practice of arts management to gain an insight into the range of professional opportunities in the creative and cultural sector, and to acquire direct experience of many areas of arts management.

You will benefit from a strong practical, hands-on element while also receiving a solid theoretical grounding that explores cultural policy in its historical context and encourages critical engagement with the philosophical, political, social and economic imperatives informing contemporary practice.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Email
MASALC@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 0322