The Cultural and Arts Management program offered by The University of Winchester is individually tailored to make sure they are a great match for your specific own areas of interest – from music to painting, dance to millinery, theatre to ceramics. You take part in weekly seminars, discussions, projects, visits, group and one-to-one tutorials, and directed and self-directed study, and develop your IT skills in areas such as website design and project management. Assessment is through coursework only, using a variety of formats similar to those used professionally in the industry. They include business plans, reports, audits and portfolios. Teaching takes place in the evenings, so you can study while working or completing an internship.
Some modules concentrate on the internal environment of artistic and cultural organisations (for example, examining issues of marketing, finance and strategy) while others focus on the external environment – the context in which artistic and cultural organisations operate, for example with reference to national policies and global trends. You finish with a professional project – an independent piece of work on a topic of your choice. this could involve organising an exhibition or a tour, starting a small company or implementing a marketing campaign.
The programme strengthens knowledge and skills for use for a managerial career in the creative industries for small cultural operators or large organisations such as the Arts Council. Graduates have worked in a range of cultural organisations from The Nuffield Theatre in Southampton to The British Museum in London.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- The Internal Environment: Understanding Management in Cultural and Arts Organisations
- The External Environment: Cultural and Arts Management in Context
- Cultural Entrepreneurship
- Specialisation: Professional Development
- Contemporary Issues in Cultural and Arts Management
- Professional Project
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Visual Arts Management, Organisation & Leadership View 1715 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in United Kingdom
- Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. Students who do not have experience working in the creative industries are strongly advised to do an internship in order to gain the professional experience required to complete the MA.
- If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA6700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- EU/EEA £3,350
- International £6,750
Living costs for Winchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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