About the course
This course is contemporary, visionary and designed for you to find employment in the quickly expanding and dynamic markets of the cultural industries, festivals and arts.
Reasons to study Arts and Festivals Management at DMU
Arts and Festivals Management is the longest running degree course of its kind in the UK (established in 1979) with an excellent reputation for the quality of its graduates amongst employers in the industry
The course has excellent links to the industry giving you top quality teaching from industry practitioners as well as invaluable opportunities for volunteering and internships
The course offers two practical placements in your chosen arts sector
You will have the opportunity to organise and run your own venue within the Leicester Comedy Festival, and then run the nationally recognised week-long Cultural Exchanges festival
The course features a number of external visits including a week-long research project in Amsterdam
Arts and Festivals Management is an applied subject, where there is emphasis on developing an understanding of academic debates and arguments and on demonstrating your practical skills through projects and placements. The structure of the degree allows you to develop your interests and provides an arena in which you can choose and specialise as you progress through the degree.
You will draw on a range of interdisciplinary skills from teamwork, marketing and management theory, to fundraising, business planning, licensing, health and safety, programming and cultural policy.
The course equips you with the practical tools and skills to become leaders within the cultural arena in theatres, music venues, galleries, museums, festivals and many more.