Creative Events Management BA(Hons)

Creative Events Management_Main
Penryn Campus
3 years full-time
Direct line
01326 254350

Gain the skills and knowledge to successfully design and deliver innovative events from cutting edge festivals to fashion shows and film premieres, while also being equipped with creative approaches for sporting and cultural events, product launches, conferences, exhibitions and weddings.

Creative Events Management has entrepreneurship and employability at its heart. Taught by experienced practitioners, you'll learn by doing, working on real events in our state-of-the-art campus facilities and with a range of partner organisations.


  • Designing and delivering live events, on and off campus
  • Theory, practical and technical experience, taught by events professionals
  • Tailored learning for your chosen career
  • Live projects, site visits and placements with local and national organisations
  • Visiting industry experts, to help you build essential networks

Fees, Costs and Funding

Tuition fees 2018-19

£9,250 - full-time UK/EU

£15,000 - full-time international

Typical course costs

£100 - Recurring annual costs

£50-£250 - One off costs for the course duration (compulsory trips, final portfolios or shows, etc)

£300 - Optional study visits and placements for the course duration

Additionally, if you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter


For information about funding available, please visit our undergraduate funding page

How to Apply

Apply via UCAS using University code F33, and course code N820 for your application.

For detailed information on the application process and entry requirements, use our application guidance.

Successful applicants will then be invited to attend an interview. For details on what to expect and how to prepare, read our course interview information.


All UK/EU applications must be made through UCAS by 15 January. Late applications will be considered if there are places available on the course.

International fee payers may apply after the deadline but are encouraged to apply as early as possible, to have plenty of time to make visa and travel arrangements.

Course-specific tasks

We will review your application by looking at your predicted grades, personal statement, qualifications, and references. If you receive an offer then you will be invited to attend a post-offer visit day

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator
Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page
English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.
If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page
Our Applicant Services team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.
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How the course is taught

This practice-led course, blends experiential process with essential theory. You'll work on live briefs, projects and events, taught by experienced event practitioners and expert visiting speakers.

Project work is supported by lectures, seminars, workshops, professional experience and tutorials, to ensure you're inspired, engaged and supported to develop well-informed, safe professional practices. You can focus your individual work to specialise in your area of interest. This allows you to develop your own tailored pathway towards your chosen career or postgraduate destination, while benefitting from interdisciplinary opportunities.

How you'll spend your time 

YearTime spent in timetabled teaching and learning activityTime spent in guided independent studyTime spent on placements
325%64% 11%

How you'll be assessed 

Year   Assessment by written exams                                                        Assessment by practical exams                          Assessment by coursework     

Course outline

You'll learn about the impacts of events, operational management, event design, marketing, working with clients and technical considerations. Throughout the course you'll gain the transferable skills needed to create and sustain business organisations; developing your management of complexity, uncertainty and diversity along with a detailed understanding of how the creative and cultural sectors function. Particular emphasis will be placed on creativity, sustainability and digital futures, preparing you to excel in an ever-evolving cultural landscape.

As your learning progresses, you'll deliver three live, assessed events, as part of AMATA's public programme.

What you'll do

Year One

Taught by our expert staff, you'll develop an understanding of cultural impacts and organisations while gaining a firm grounding in the processes of events planning. You'll explore everything from marketing and technical skills to managing resources and engaging with clients. You'll also develop team working and presentational skills, shadow AMATA staff and benefit from opportunities to steward public events.

  • The impact of the cultural sector
  • Professional development
  • Introduction to events & resource planning
  • Understanding cultural organisations
  • Events management practice
  • Marketing for events

Year Two

In your second year you'll continue to develop peer and self-evaluation skills as you explore innovative possibilities for delivering successful events. Live briefs, expert speakers and AMATA's public programme will add context to your studies. You'll also apply your critical and cultural appreciation to deliver two live events and consider innovation in the events industry.

  • Critical & cultural appreciation
  • Collaborative planning event 1
  • Resource plan for cornish client
  • Case study of a creative production
  • Collaborative planning event 2
  • Business innovation in events

Year Three

By your final year you'll have the confidence and skills to get increasingly hands-on with organising and delivering a more complex, multi-agency, live cultural event project as part of our annual student festival. Connecting with the media and creative industries both on and off campus, you'll build valuable relationships to launch your career on graduation.

  • Professional practice
  • Event futures
  • Applied event project


  • 12 specialist studio spaces licensed for public events, lecture theatres and seminar rooms
  • A digital box office system to support your professional practice
  • A production space to support group work
  • Libraries housing a collection of 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, radio archives, electronic and journal resources
  • The AMATA public programme complements your learning and provides opportunities for you to gain professional experience

Take a virtual tour of our facilities


Our core academic staff team have won awards for their teaching and also possess a wide range of national and international industry experience across the creative industries, museums and galleries, heritage, tourism, sport and corporate sectors. Staff have worked with organisations including; Glastonbury Festival, Rambert, Tate St Ives, the Design Council, Ford, Reading/Leeds, BT, Kneehigh and Mackerel Sky Events. You'll also have access to our large team of associate staff, industry contacts and the AMATA production and technical support staff.


  • You'll be assessed through presentations, visual, verbal and written assignments, which will include reports, marketing strategies, and a business plan
  • Feedback and evaluation will be provided throughout the year
  • You'll deliver assessed live cultural event projects in your second and final years


  • Events manager
  • Local Authority events manager
  • Communications or marketing professional
  • Venue manager or stage manager
  • Business owner

Student mentor scheme

Falmouth's student mentor scheme matches new starters with a second year student, to help you settle in and find your feet.

Our mentors can be reached on the Creative Events Management BA(Hons) Facebook group.

They'll help with topics like living in Cornwall, what to expect at Falmouth, and the course itself.

Also worth a look are additional groups that offer assistance for LGBTQ studentsdisabled studentsmature studentsinternational students, and Cornish locals

You'll need to join the groups before you can post. If you don't have access to Facebook, please email your name and proposed course to