M.A. On Campus

Arts Management and Creative Producing

University College Cork

12 months
18080 EUR/year
8130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The MA in Arts Management and Creative Producing at University College Cork provides postgraduate training in arts leadership and management as well as offering essential practical skills in event organization across a range of art forms including amongst others, theatre, opera, music, film, dance, literature, visual and performance art.


Reinforcing University College Cork’s reputation as a centre of excellence in interdisciplinary arts practices, the emphasis will be on learning through professional practice. 

The MA in  Arts Management and Creative Producing is geared towards those who wish to establish themselves as international arts managers (managing theatres, arts venues and cultural organizations) and creative producers (programming, producing, curating performances, arts events, and festivals).


On completion of the programme students can avail of a wide range of opportunities in the cultural sector and across the creative industries. These include:

  • Performing arts management (managing arts venues and organizations)
  • Independent event producing and curating (theatre, performance, dance, and other arts events, festivals, exhibitions etc)
  • Audience engagement, fundraising, marketing and PR
  • Research and development in cultural policy (working in national/international government funding agencies and other cultural agencies)
  • Creative project management in the corporate and creative industries

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The Arts Landscape 
  • Creative Producing and Curating
  • Management and Organization 
  • Artistic Leadership and Strategies in Artistic Leadership 
  •  Management and Marketing of Museums
  •  Sounds Like Listening 
  •  Art of Sound

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally have an hons primary degree (2H2 or above) in the humanities or business and demonstrate an interest in working in the arts. 
  • Examples of demonstrated interest include membership of youth arts groups; previous involvement in arts projects either at school, university, or in the community; previous internships/placements, volunteering, or full/part time work in arts related organizations. Applicants with significant professional-level experience in the arts will also be considered. 
  • In addressing the criteria, applicants will be required to answer supplementary questions in addition to the standard questions on the online Postgraduate Studies Application form for Taught masters programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18080 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18080 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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