This part-time course is primarily taught at the King’s College Strand Campus. Studying in London offers you unparalleled access to one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally active cities in the world and the course has strong links with London's leading cultural organisations. The university itself is ranked seventh in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
This MA is designed to meet the complex needs of today’s arts and cultural managers and professionals. Through a distinctive mix of theoretical, and arts-based knowledge and skills development, you will learn how to apply creative leadership and ethical principles in managing artistic excellence, cultural heritage, audience diversity and financial sustainability, at local and global levels.
Required modules such as ‘Cultural Management: the Experience’ you will see you engage with experienced cultural professionals, managers and leaders through talks, study visits and project-group activities. Students can apply for a selective-entry Collaborative Dissertation Project, organised with external arts, media and heritage organisations such as Battersea Arts Centre, Black Live Theatre, Arts Council England, Glyndebourne and more. You will be assessed through coursework, essays, reports, individual and group presentations, proposals and reviews.
Applicants to this MSc should have a high 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final or predicted mark of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme or equivalent. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required. Check the website for more information on International entry requirements and English language entry requirements.
This MA will be equip you to work in a range of arts and cultural managerial roles like producing, audience development, marketing, events coordination and research. Previous graduates have gone on to a range of jobs in museums and galleries, arts funding, performing arts management, freelance research, creative business development, arts administration, publishing, art marketing and local governance.