13 months full-time or two years part-time commencing
Suitable for ambitious and resourceful individuals who wish to
work in leadership and enabling roles in the arts and creative
industries. RWCMD’s MA in Arts Management offers hands-on,
vocational training within the unique environment of a thriving
arts centre and leading conservatoire.
We encourage applications from as wide a range of backgrounds
and specialisms as possible. The course provides sector-leading
training for those who are new to arts management as a career
option. It can also be tailored to suit people already working in
the sector who wish to gain experience in leadership and
management, or to accelerate career development.
Students receive expert tuition and mentoring from tutors with
extensive professional experience, while building practical skills
through a series of placements working alongside arts professionals
within the College’s own venues and with one of our 26 external
partner organisations such as National Dance Company Wales, Welsh
National Opera, Wales Millennium Centre, and St David’s Hall.
Students can also apply to work at the College’s professional venue
(Venue 13) at the Edinburgh Fringe during the summer months or
nominate their own external placement choice if desired.
All practical work is underpinned by an intensive course of
lectures and tutorials covering a wide range of topics relating to
current arts management practice including venue and event
management, creative programming and producing, arts marketing and
audience engagement, fundraising and development, ticketing and
customer relationship management, and community and arts education
projects, as well as management and leadership in the creative
Guest lectures given by leading experts from around the UK also
feature regularly, providing students with opportunities to deepen
their understanding of the current political, economic and media
contexts in which arts companies and organisations operate, as well
as the challenged that accompany developing sector resilience.
With a relatively small number of places available each year,
tutors are able to offer a very high level of individual support,
and to help tailor the programme according to each student’s
individual experience, interests and career aspirations.
Entry to the MA in Arts Management is in September each year.
Students can choose to study via one of the following pathways:
- full time for one year
- part-time between 2 - 5 years
- individually tailored – suitable for those with 2+ years
professional, paid experience in a creative or arts/production
management role. Applicants’ needs and experience are considered on
an individual basis, with relevant modules available for APEL.
The degree course is validated by the University of South