M.A. On Campus

Arts Management and Creative Producing

University College Cork

12 months
18080 EUR/year
8130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Arts Management and Creative Producing programme from 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. 


The Arts Management and Creative Producing programme from University College Cork  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). 

Situated within the Department of Theatre (School of Music and Theatre) and working in collaboration with the Cork Opera House, this MA will draws on the professional experience of its teaching team including: Dr. Marie Kelly (Abbey Theatre’s former Head of Casting), Eibhlín Gleeson (Chief Executive, Cork Opera House), Prof. Jools Gilson (Prof. Creative Practice, School of Music and Theatre, UCC). The programme showcases innovative teaching practices afforded through UCC’s partnership with the Cork Opera House as a ‘learning theatre’ and the teaching team’s extensive expertise and network of professional contacts within the industry.


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:

  • Cultures of Movement & Place - Advanced
  • 20th Century American Literature
  •  Contemporary Irish Writing
  • Contemporary Culture
  • Music in Community
  • Sounds Like Listening

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally have an honours 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 art 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 for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8130 EUR for the full programme 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.


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Updated over a year ago

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