Creative Events Management BA(Hons)

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Creative Events Management

Learn how to take a creative and innovative approach to designing and delivering events. With entrepreneurship and employability at its core, you’ll leave this event management course as a pioneering graduate with a wide range of practical experience and a well-established network.

Key details
Location Penryn Campus
Course duration 3 years
Attendance Full-time
UCAS code N820

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Course overview

Our academic team members are experienced practitioners, with broad industry backgrounds, who will teach you how to work collaboratively and take a creative approach to organising events, from cutting-edge fashion experiences and music festivals to weddings, business events and product launches.

You will:

  • Organise at least four live events over the three-year course
  • Study on a course that’s accredited by both A Greener Festival and Attitude is Everything
  • Be involved in industry events and take part in workshops with organisations such as Attitude is Everything
  • Explore the future of sustainable and digital event management
  • Be supported to develop creative approaches and specialise in an area you’re passionate about
  • Take micro-placements throughout the course, with previous destinations ranging from Cornwall to California

 

Course details

Through this uniquely creative event management degree, you'll explore the cultural sector's history, politics and other contexts, and take a creative and entrepreneurial approach to products, services and communications.

Building individual and teamwork skills, you'll apply cultural management practices like development, marketing and project management to your own productions. You'll also develop critical research and analytical skills, and improve your learning by investigating ideas and practices.

BA(Hons) Creative Events Management course video

You'll deepen your understanding of organisations and events planning processes, and grow your teamwork and presentation skills. On top of this, you'll explore everything from marketing and technical skills to managing resources and engaging with clients.

Modules

Marketing & Digital Media
Real World Skills
Contemporary Event & Festival Impact
Wellbeing in Experience Management
Live Student Event Project
Creative Innovation in Experience Management

You'll explore original ways to deliver successful events, build your understanding of audiences and learn about the industry's legal, financial and sustainability issues. Tailoring your learning to your ideal career, you'll choose an area to specialise in, and use your expertise to help put on two live events.

Modules

Legal & Financial Management in the Experience Sector
Audience Insight Project
Live Digital Event Project
Team Learning & Performance
Demonstrating Sustainability
Live Public Event Project

You'll build your specialist knowledge, and learn analytical and problem-solving skills that are useful in a range of careers. Bringing your abilities together, you'll organise and deliver a complex, multi-agency, live cultural event project.

Modules

Event Innovation Project
Creative & Ethical Leadership
Crisis Management for Festivals & Events
Personal Research Project
Live Partnership Event Project

The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

From module information to course aims and assessment criteria, discover the full course details.

How you'll learn

You'll work on live briefs and projects, deliver real, assessed events, and have the chance to take on a number of micro placements. These activities will be complemented by expert speakers, lectures, seminars, workshops, professional experience and tutorials. And by connecting with the media and creative industries on- and off-campus, you'll build valuable relationships to boost your career.

At Falmouth, we use a 'digitally enhanced learning & teaching' approach. Your experience will always be predominantly in-person, including seminars, tutorials and studio teaching, with some, more targeted elements, being online either live (synchronous) or pre-recorded (asynchronous). You can read more here.

How you'll spend your time

Year

Timetabled

teaching and

learning

activity

Guided

independent

study

Placements

1

30%

59%

11%

2

42%

53%

5%

3

26%

63%

11%

 

How you'll be assessed

Year

Written exams

Practical exams

Coursework

1

0%

17%

83%

2

0%

12%

88%

3

0%

37%

63%

The above percentages relate to 2019/2020 data.

Assessment methods

  • You’ll be assessed through presentations, boardroom discussions, event delivery and written assignments - including blogs, essays, reports, marketing strategies, and a business plan.
  • You'll deliver assessed, live, cultural event projects every year.
  • Feedback and evaluation will be provided throughout the year.

What our students do

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Why I chose to study Events Management

27 January 2021

Event management was not where I thought I was going in life. If you’d have asked me what I wanted...

Why I chose to study Events Management
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Students bring sustainable fashion to the Palacio Lounge

28 April 2022

A group of Creative Events Management BA(Hons) students transformed Falmouth’s Palacio Lounge into...

Students bring sustainable fashion to the Palacio Lounge
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Access is Everything for Falmouth University

05 January 2022

Falmouth University courses have received a groundbreaking event accessibility accreditation.Falmout...

Access is Everything for Falmouth University
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Cornwall Business School students return to delivering exciting events

13 December 2021

After the coronavirus lockdowns, students on our undergraduate Sustainable Festival Management and C...

Cornwall Business School students return to delivering exciting events
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Guardian ranks Falmouth third for hospitality, event management and tourism

23 September 2021

Falmouth’s hospitality, event management and tourism courses have been ranked third in the Guardia...

Guardian ranks Falmouth third for hospitality, event management and tourism
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Meet the events management students behind the scenes at the G7

09 July 2021

BA(Hons) Creative Events Management, BA(Hons) Sustainable Tourism Management and BA(Hons) Sustainabl...

Meet the events management students behind the scenes at the G7
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Students gear up for Inspire Festival

19 April 2021

First-year students on the BA(Hons) Creative Events Management and BA(Hons) Sustainable Festivals Ma...

Students gear up for Inspire Festival
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Cem Students Article

Students run creative digital events

19 April 2021

Second-year students on the Creative Events Management course have been getting real industry experi...

Students run creative digital events
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Student events go digital

12 January 2021

Innovation was demanded of Second Year BA(Hons) Creative Events Management students when presenting ...

Student events go digital
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AGF Accreditation for Experience Design Degrees

06 March 2020

We're delighted to announce that our BA(Hons) Creative Events Management, BA(Hons) Sustainable Festi...

AGF Accreditation for Experience Design Degrees
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Events Student Launches Big Falmouth Food Book

01 June 2019

To complete their studies, third-year students from BA(Hons) Creative Events Management work in smal...

Events Student Launches Big Falmouth Food Book
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Events Student Gains Experience at Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019

15 January 2019

For many of us, New Year is simply a time of celebration. For Jordan Low, a first year BA(Hons) Crea...

Events Student Gains Experience at Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019
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Student Internship at Award Winning Festival

15 November 2018

Cherry Rosa-Cullen, third year Creative Events Management student, has recently returned f...

Student Internship at Award Winning Festival
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Students Establish Structuristic Art Workshops

17 July 2018

Four MA Creative Events Management students are helping children with ED to explore their environmen...

Students Establish Structuristic Art Workshops
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Corporate Careers for Events Student

30 March 2018

Work experience can be a tricky one for students, often the presence of a renowned company on a CV c...

Corporate Careers for Events Student

Staff

Our staff have worked with Glastonbury Festival, Tate St Ives, the Design Council, Ford, Reading & Leeds festivals, BT, Kneehigh, A Greener Festival, Attitude is Everything, Bestival, Mackerel Sky Events and Festival Republic. You'll also learn from our large team of associate staff, industry contacts and our production and technical support teams.

Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member shown here.

Matt Kirby

Course Coordinator: Creative Events Management

Matt has over 15 years' events management experience including working at creative agency Imaginatio...

Matt Kirby

Adrian Bossey

Head of Business & Experience Design

Adrian Bossey is Head of Subject at the Cornwall Business School, Falmouth University and a former a...

Adrian Bossey
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Clare Hearn

Senior Lecturer, Business and Experience Design

Clare Hearn is Senior Lecturer in Business and Experience Design. She leads on MA Creative Events Ma...

Clare Hearn

Paul Russell

Course Leader - Sustainable Tourism Management and Sustainable Festival Management

Paul Russell started his career in the hospitality, tourism and events sectors after achieving under...

Paul Russell

Paul Joines

Technical Tutor

Since graduating in ‘Broadcast Studies’ from Falmouth College of Arts in 1996, Paul has spent ov...

Paul Joines

Helen Worthington

Senior Lecturer, Experience Design, Cornwall Business School

Helen Worthington is a Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University, having joined the Cultural Management...

Helen Worthington
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Academic publishes new research on the future of live music events


As coronavirus forced the music industry to pivot to online gigs, Adrian Bossey was busy conducting research into how digital events can improve the sustainability of the performing arts.

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Facilities

  • 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 for group work.
  • Libraries housing 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, radio archives, and electronic and journal resources.
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Careers

Our graduates have worked as:

  • Campaign Consultant at Sentius Group, Melbourne
  • Events Assistant at Cambridge University
  • Production Manager at Medalist Sports, Atlanta
  • Account Executive at VenueScanner
  • Events Executive at Hamilton Fraser
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Graduate Managing Fundraising Events for Essential Children’s Charity

16 January 2020

Former BA(Hons) Creative Events Management student Letty Greenfield took on the role of Events Fundr...

Graduate Managing Fundraising Events for Essential Children’s Charity
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Events Graduate Joins American Sports Production Company

22 July 2019

Recent Creative Events Management graduate Abbi Whitney has just started as Production Manager with ...

Events Graduate Joins American Sports Production Company
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Events Alumna Working at the Women’s World Cup

25 June 2019

Lifelong football fan Christina Lindboe, 2016 Creative Events Management graduate, is living the dre...

Events Alumna Working at the Women’s World Cup
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Creative Events Graduate Gets Job with FIFA Women’s World Cup

21 December 2018

Football fan and Falmouth graduate, Christina Lindboe, is living her dream working as Team Liaison O...

Creative Events Graduate Gets Job with FIFA Women’s World Cup
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Music Management with Sam Ruddick

04 October 2018

After completing his degree, Creative Events Management graduate Sam Ruddick is now working with glo...

Music Management with Sam Ruddick
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The Truesdale Show

23 May 2018

Think Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. On a WW2 minesweeper. Sailing around the Philippines.Add the th...

The Truesdale Show

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

Ready to join us? You can apply for September 2022 through Clearing or for September 2023 through UCAS Apply and Track. You'll need to reference the course and University code (F33).

Apply through Clearing 2022

Apply for 2023

Applying as an international student? 

International students can apply for a course through UCAS, via an agent or directly with the university. For more information about how to apply as an international student, visit our International applications page.

International applications

Course route UCAS code
Creative Events Management BA(Hons) three year degree N820

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.  

Course routeEntry requirements
BA(Hons) three year degree104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff points will primarily be from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, T Levels, a BTEC/UAL Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Check how many points your qualifications are worth

For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent. 

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.  

If you need a student visa to study in the UK, you'll need to take a recognised language test that is approved and vouched for by the University. You can read our English Language Requirements for more information.

UK applications: 26 January 2022 (for equal consideration)

Applications after the 26 January will be considered on a first-come, first-served as long as there are places available. Apply for this course now.

International fee payers can apply throughout the year. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.

What we're looking for

We want someone who:

  • Is enthusiastic about events management
  • Has creative ideas
  • Can innovate
  • Works professionally and wants to succeed

Fees, costs & funding

Tuition fees

Annual tuition fee Student
£9,250 per year Full-time UK
£17,460 per year Full-time EU/international
Annual tuition fee Student
£TBC per year Full-time UK
£TBC per year Full-time EU/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

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

The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs.

Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may therefore raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.

Funding

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

Ask a student

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From course details, to our online community and managing your study time around work commitments, our students are ready and available to answer any questions you might have. Simply set up your account, send them a question and they'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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