Bath Spa University: Arts Management (MA)

InstitutionBath Spa University
Department Bath School of Art and Design
Telephone 01225 875875
Study type Taught


- Taught by academic experts, and by experienced arts and cultural sector practitioners who help you develop professional contacts and networks.

- Includes work-based experience in arts and cultural organisations.

- Understand arts and cultural management in an international context.

This flexible course adapts to the ever changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts
and cultural management, through hands-on experience and work- based learning.

We will give you the unique opportunity to engage with an extensive range of regional, national and international arts and cultural organisations. These cover the full range of the creative industries including dance, theatre, music, digital creativity, fine art, fashion and heritage.

You will graduate as a responsive, resilient, flexible and imaginative practitioner, equally comfortable in a variety of settings, adept at working in partnership with a wide range of organisations. Culture, the arts and the creative industries are estimated to be worth over £81 billion to the UK economy. Careers in arts management are varied and cover every cultural and artistic area. They include roles in events and venue management; programming events and seasons; marketing; audience development; fundraising; community engagement and social inclusion; education and learning; managing artists and performers.

2 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants normally have a good 1st degree (2.1 or above) in any academic subject. Applicants without a 1st degree may be considered if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience; they may be asked to attend an interview. If English is not the 1st language then applicants need to provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. A minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required. The British Council organises regular language tests in most countries.


On this course applicants are assessed by a variety of assessment methods that may include some or all of the following across the various modules on the course: reports on work-based assignments; research project reports; portfolios; reflective logs of evidence; reviews; proposal papers for projects, funding or events, business plans, or strategy documents; project progress reports; project evaluations; presentations.


Modules include: arts management in the 21st century; management in practice; research and writing for the arts, heritage and culture; supported placement; placement project or research project; heritage, museums and arts management: an international perspective.

Location Corsham Court and Newton Park campuses
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