Arts Management Short Courses

Arts Management Short Courses

Our Arts Management Short Courses have a strong focus on gaining practical, transferable skills that can be applied in the workplace. Excellent for professional development, our short courses can lead to MA level credits.

  • Financial Management in the Cultural Sector (8 January – 25 March)
  • International Arts Management (Dates TBC)
  • IOSH Managing Safely in Theatre and Production (4 – 7 May)


Financial Management in the Cultural Sector

Suitable for
  • Those who are new to a finance role in a cultural setting
  • Those responsible for budgets or financial affairs in their organisation
  • Those who have a financial responsibility in their organisation who are looking to update or refresh their skills
Course Outline

The course is designed to provide not only an introduction to all aspects of financial management relevant to an arts organisation, but how to interpret and analyse financial information effectively, applying this to strategic decision making and forward planning processes.

  • Using financial analysis tools
  • Understanding payroll, taxes and charity status
  • Cash flow, forecasting, budgeting
  • Monitoring systems
  • Financial planning as part of the strategic direction of the business
Dates and Times

11-week course; Wednesday mornings 9.30am – 12.30pm each week unless otherwise stated below

8, 15, 22 and 29 January; 5, 12 and 26 February; 4, 11, 18* and 25 March

N.B. *Attendance not required if not completing the assessment

Cost £980 + VAT
Requirements A laptop with Microsoft Excel
Qualification Upon passing the course practical assessment, 20 Credits at Masters Level will be awarded, which can be used towards the MA Arts Management or may be able to be used towards a postgraduate qualification elsewhere. If you’d prefer not to do the assessment, a non-accredited certificate of attendance is available.
How to Book Download an enrolment form
Deadline Book by 13 December


International Arts Management

Suitable for Anyone interested in exploring and development cultural opportunities outside of the UK
Course Outline
  • Artistic development opportunities and creating strategy for international working
  • Developing lasting relationships for potential collaborations and partnerships
  • International touring logistics
  • International funding streams
  • Doing business abroad
Dates and Times 5-week course; Tuesday mornings 9.30am – 12.30pm, dates TBC
Cost £200 + VAT paid in advance or, if funded by employer, invoicing is available
Requirements A laptop
Qualification Non-accredited certificate of attendance
How to Book Download an enrolment form


IOSH Managing Safely in Theatre and Production

Suitable for

Those that have responsibility for the management of Health and Safety in a theatre environment – can be Front of House, General Management or Production

Course Outline

This full-time, 4-day course will provide knowledge of and practical tools to enable you to deal with health and safety issues in your organisation – from current legislation to health and safety in practice in a theatrical environment. The course is designed and quality controlled by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

  • Understanding your responsibilities
  • Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling, COSHH, Electricity and Water Safety, Fire Safety, Noise Awareness, Working at Height
  • Welfare
  • PPE
  • Investigating and reporting accidents and incidents
  • Protecting our environment
Dates and Times

4-day full-time course; 9.30am – 12.30pm each day (attendance for the full 4 days of training is required)

4 – 7 May

Cost £560 + VAT
Requirements A laptop
Qualification At the end of the 4-day course you will sit a written test and be set a practical task to complete within a set timeframe. Upon successful completion of both assessed elements, you will be awarded an IOSH Managing Safely for Theatre and Production certificate.
How to Book Download an enrolment form
Deadline Book by 27 April