Bath Spa University

MA in Arts Management

Newton Park
Newton St Loe
Bath BA2 9BN
United Kingdom



Dr. Kristin Doern

Program Goals and Objectives

Gain professional experience in arts and cultural management, and develop your understanding of cultural policy and the creative economy.


- Taught by academic experts, and by experienced arts and cultural sector practitioners who help you develop professional contacts and networks

- Includes work-based experience in arts and cultural organisations

- Understand arts and cultural management in an international context

This flexible course adapts to the ever changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts and cultural management, through hands-on experience and work-based learning.

We will give you the unique opportunity to engage with an extensive range of regional, national and international arts and cultural organisations. These cover the full range of the creative industries including dance, theatre, music, digital creativity, fine art, fashion and heritage.

You will graduate as a responsive, flexible and imaginative practitioner, equally comfortable in a variety of settings, adept at working in partnership with a wide range of organisations, and understand the arts and culture as a vital part of the wider economy.

Building on your own experience and background, you will expand your professional arts knowledge, management skills, entrepreneurial thinking, and creative leadership skills.

Delivered in close collaboration with leading arts organisations, we will provide you with the theoretical framework, appropriate skills and practical experience to meet the challenges of working in your chosen field.



On the course you combine bespoke Arts Management modules with a choice of Business and Management modules in your own particular areas of interest. These include:

Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy *
Arts and Cultural Management in Practice *
Marketing Communications
Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
Arts and Cultural Management Work Experience * **
Extended Placement Project or Dissertation in Arts and Cultural Management

Events and Festivals Management *
Project Management *
Marketing Management
Creative Enterprise: A New Business Venture
Managing People
Governance, Ethics & Risk Management
Financial & Management Accounting
International Business Environment
International Business Practice
International Financial Management
Advanced Academic & Business Skills ***

* modules subject to approval for 2017
** only taken if you choose the Dissertation - students who choose the Extended Placement Project do not need to take this module as work experience is included in it
*** recommended for international students whose first language is not english


You will normally have a good first degree in any academic subject. You may be considered without a first degree if you can demonstrate considerable relevant experience; you may be asked to attend an interview (if interview required, can be done by Skype for international students).
If English is not your first language then you will need to provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. Please visit our International Student section on the BSU website for language requirements.

To apply, please go to the MA Arts Management course webpage for a link to our online application form. For more information on admissions please email