Creative Events Management BA(Hons)
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 course as a pioneering graduate with a wide-range of practical experience and a well established network.
|Course Duration||3 years|
Our academic team 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 and corporate product launches.
- Organise at least four live events over the three year course.
- Be involved in industry events, and take part in workshops with organisations such as A Greener Festival and Bestival.
- Take regular micro-placements throughout the course, with previous destinations ranging from Cornwall to California.
- Explore the future of sustainable and digital event management.
- Be supported to develop creative approaches and specialise in an area that you are passionate about.
- Be part of a course with 96% student satisfaction on the 2018 National Student Survey.
What our students do
Events Student Gains Experience at Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019
For many of us, New Year is simply a time of celebration. For Jordan Low, a first year...
Student Internship at Award Winning Festival
Cherry Rosa-Cullen, third year Creative Events Management student, has recently...
Corporate Careers for Events Student
Work experience can be a tricky one for students, often the presence of a renowned company on a...
Bestival's Rob da Bank gives Festival Insight
Legendary festival organiser and DJ Rob da Bank joined an expert panel this week to give...
Season of International Contemporary Art in Cornwall
Students and staff across the University are working closely with the Groundwork project, which...
Graduate Shares Expertise
Creative Event Management students got a taste of working in the events industry this week with...
Student Lands Role at Trade Summit in Africa
Creative Events Management student Verity Magnay is about to start work at The Great Lakes Trade...
Students Put Event Skills to the Test
Second year Creative Events Management students have successfully completed a range of assessed...
What our graduates do
Our recent graduates have begun careers in roles like event manager, marketing officer, campaign consultant and wedding organiser.
Creative Events Graduate Gets Job with FIFA Women’s World Cup
Football fan and Falmouth graduate, Christina Lindboe, is living her dream working as Team...
The Truesdale Show
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What you'll learn
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 cultural productions. You’ll also develop critical research and analytical skills, and improve your learning by investigating ideas and practices.
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.
Sustainable Innovation in Experience Management
Real World Skills
Contemporary Events & Festival Impacts
Wellbeing in Experience Management
Marketing & Digital Media
Live Campus Event Project
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.
Legal & Financial Management in the Experience Sector
Audience Insight Project
Live Digital Event Project
Team Learning & Performance
Sustainable Development Case Study
Live Off-Campus Event Project
You’ll build your specialist knowledge, and learn analytical and problem-solving skills useful in a variety of careers. Bringing all your abilities together, you’ll organise and deliver a complex, multi-agency, live cultural event project.
Event Innovation Project
Creative & Ethical Leadership
Crisis Management for Festivals & Events
Specialist Research Project
Live Event Final 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.
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.
How you'll spend your time
Timetabled teaching and learning activity
Guided independent study
How you'll be assessed
- 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.
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 has over 15 years' events management experience including working at creative agency...
Adrian first got involved in the music business as a 16 year old, helping out a nascent Fatboy...
Clare currently teaches on BA(Hons) Creative Events Management, which she co-wrote and on...
Paul Russell started his career in the hospitality and events sector after achieving...
Since graduating in ‘Broadcast Studies’ from Falmouth College of Arts in 1996, Paul has spent...
- 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.
How to apply
104 - 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications like A-Levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma, or a Foundation Diploma.
We’ll also consider you based on your individual merit and potential. So get in touch if:
- You’re predicted points below our requirements
- You’re thinking about transferring from another institution
- You have other qualifications or professional experience
GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.
We also accept qualifications equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
Apply via UCAS
Enter these codes at UCAS Apply and Track
- University code F33
- Course code N820
UK/EU applications: 15 January
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply after the deadline. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive a Falmouth Applicant Portal login, where you’ll find more details about these requirements.
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 2019-20
£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
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.
For information about funding available, please visit our undergraduate funding page.