MA Arts Management

MA Arts Management

Course Overview

  • Lectures, seminars and tutorials with core team of experienced arts professionals
  • Guest lecturers from high-profile arts organisations across the UK
  • Classes exploring the current political, economic and media contexts in which arts organisations operate
  • In-house project-based placement contributing to the work of RWCMD’s public performance activities in areas such as development, marketing, event management and festival organisation
  • Practical tuition in the techniques of marketing planning including market analysis, market research, segmentation, competition analysis and strategy selection
  • Guidance in the development of skills in creating a professional portfolio, in areas such as business and marketing plans, proposals for education and community development projects, fundraising strategies and proposals
  • Project-based external work placement with a professional arts organisation such as Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Wales Millennium Centre or St David’s Hall


Course Structure

Please note that, while the information below reflects the programme offered to date, it may be subject to amendment and change in future years. Students are always consulted on such change and details are made available to applicants holding offers.

In order to progress through the course, students normally have to pass all modules and achieve 180 credits.

  • Module Information
    Module Credits
    Fundraising 10
    Marketing & Public Engagement 10
    Learning and Participation 10
    Working in the Creative Sector 10
    Work Placement 40
    Professional Placement 40
    Managing Cultural Organisations 1 20
    Managing Cultural Organisations 2 20
    Managing Cultural Organisations 3 20



Entry Requirements

Normal entry requirements include a degree in any subject. The College also considers applications from people have been working in the arts industry, usually with at least two years’ relevant experience. All applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the arts management profession.

Final selection is made on the basis of an interview.


International Applicants

International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain an IELTS English language qualification. IELTS is the only English language qualification recognised by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI). The IELTS test you will need to sit is the IELTS for UKVI (Academic) and this test must be taken at an Approved Test Centre.

You will need to achieve an overall test score of 7.0 with no lower than 6.5 in the reading and writing components, and no lower than 5.5 in the speaking and listening components.


Tuition Fees for Entry 2020

Course Duration UK and EU Students Students from Outside the EU
13 months full time £9,428 * £18,483 *
2 years part time £4,962 ** Course not available

* This is the full amount.

** This amount is for the first year only. The tuition fee payable in the second year is subject to an annual increase.

Further information on the funding available towards the cost of tuition fees.