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Arts Administration and Cultural Policy - Music Pathway, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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This Arts Administration and Cultural Policy - Music Pathway programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, builds on London's position as one of the most important musical centres in the world, with a diverse range of concert halls, theatres, cultural institutions and arts events that reflect its cosmopolitan and multicultural society.

About

Although professional management practice is a major element of the programme, the 'creative arts event' is the starting point for all teaching.

A music pathway has been added to the MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, which is run by the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths.

Instead of specialist theatre modules you take one 30 credit module from the MA Music or MMus programmes, and your dissertation/placement/business-plan will be directed towards musical organisations.

The Arts Administration and Cultural Policy - Music Pathway programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, introduces the key issues that concern the management of culture and in particular those within the performing arts.

Through both analysis of contemporary and recent practice, and practical work in a range of areas, you will develop a critical approach to the discipline.

The pathway provides an overview of the following areas:

  • arts funding structures in the UK (with reference to EU countries and the USA)
  • marketing for the arts
  • audience development
  • sponsorship
  • education programmes within the arts
  • programming
  • culture and tourism
  • cultural policy (including the role of the arts in national and cultural identity) and principles and structures of management

The aim of taught modules, projects and placements is to introduce you to new models of practice. These will be investigated and evaluated as a way of developing an understanding of management principles. Through this process, you will also be equipped with the necessary practical skills to enhance your potential as arts administrators.

Careers

This pathway allows you to pursue your interests in music, acting as a supplementary course to the main body of the Arts Administration programme.

Graduates typically go on to careers in the following areas:

  • Cultural policy: researching, developing, writing, analysing and evaluating policy for government agencies at national, regional and local level and for ‘think tanks’ concerned with culture and society
  • Management in building-based and touring theatre, dance, music and visual arts organisations
  • Arts education, arts regeneration and arts for social and community purposes
  • Audience development, fundraising, programming and planning
  • Independent producing in theatre, music or gallery-based organisations

Many students from this programme now have careers in major arts organisations worldwide or have progressed to MPhil/PhD degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Policy and Practice
  • Introduction to Audience Development
  • Introduction to Fundraising
  • Management and Professional Practice 1: Internship 30 credits
  • Management and Professional Practice 2: Business Planning for Arts Organisations

                      Detailed Programme Facts

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                      • Programme intensity

                        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                        Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 12 months
                        Part-time
                        • Average part-time duration 24 months
                        • Intensity Flexible
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus

                      English Language Requirements

                      You need the following IELTS score:

                      • Minimum required score:

                        6.5

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                      Academic Requirements

                      You need the following GPA score:

                      Required score: Upper Second Class

                      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                      General Requirements

                      • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a subject concerned with arts and culture or another relevant/related subject. 
                      • You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        18340 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 18340 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                      • EU/EEA

                        10140 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 10140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                      • Home/EU - part-time: £5070

                      Living costs for London

                      • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                        Living Costs

                      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                      Funding

                      Students may apply for or ask to be considered for The Harprit Sekhon Scholarship in the Creative and Cultural Industries. This consists of one award of £1,000.

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