University of Leeds: Arts Management and Heritage Studies

InstitutionUniversity of Leeds
Department School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Web http://www.leeds.ac.uk
Email finpg@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone 0113 343 5274
Study type Taught

Summary

Through combining arts management with heritage studies, you will develop a sophisticated understanding of the changing political, policy and practice contexts within which the arts and heritage sectors operate today.

Core modules explore the nature of heritage and how meanings of objects, artworks and buildings change in different contexts. You will examine the challenges faced by arts managers and cultural leaders, and the changes that have led some museums to move towards the role of the ‘manager’ rather than the ‘curator’.

You will choose from optional modules to tailor your degree to your interests or career plans – including the opportunity to undertake a work placement or consultancy project role in either arts management or heritage. Previous students have undertaken placements focused on collections, digitisation work, digital interpretation and community engagement.

Supported by our Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, you will benefit from our partnerships with major arts and cultural organisations to find out what it means to work in this challenging sector.

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