Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management BA(Hons)
Take on live projects and learn to manage a variety of entertainment forms, like dance companies and record labels. You'll also work across the creative process, from commissioning new work, to touring and publishing, with the opportunity to focus on specialist art forms as you progress through the course.
|Course Duration||3 years|
Join the next generation of pioneering entertainment and music managers and theatre arts producers. At the heart of AMATA’s live venue and production facilities, this course blends experiential processes with essential theory in a project-based structure. Our multidisciplinary approach means you’ll be surrounded by students on performance courses and visiting professionals, making and performing contemporary music, theatre and dance, working with them to deliver projects supported by the production team and academic staff.
What our students do
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What you'll learn
You’ll learn all about cultural organisations and management planning in the creative sector, accelerating your own professional development.
The Impact of the Cultural Sector Professional Development
Introduction to Music, Theatre & Entertainment Industries
Understanding Cultural Organisations
Management Practice in Music, Theatre & Entertainment
Alongside developing your peer and self-evaluation skills, you’ll explore original ways to deliver projects. You'll also work on live briefs supported by visiting speakers, including collaborating on an interdisciplinary project and a performance event.
Critical and Cultural Appreciation
Collaborative Planning Project
Music, Theatre & Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property
Case Study of a Creative Production
Collaborative Planning Event
Business Innovation in Music, Theatre & Entertainment
You'll organise and deliver a more complex applied music, theatre or entertainment project, either live or theoretical, and better understand your professional development and future. Connecting with the media and creative industries both on and off campus, you'll build valuable relationships to launch your career.
Applied Music, Theatre or Entertainment 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
From industry placements, to site visits, to in-house volunteering, this practice-led course combines process with theory - giving you the chance to build a valuable professional network. You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and tasks, while designing and delivering live projects on-campus and in the outside world.
Our music industry seminars have featured guest speakers like Roadrunner Records’ Mark Palmer, Old Vic Tunnels’ Hamish Jenkinson, Tommy Boy Recordings’ Richard Chamberlin, music industry lawyer Helen Searle, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, and live agent to Belle and Sebastian and Enter Shikari, Adam Saunders.
You’ll also get to take part in the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts public programme. Including activities like shadowing a producer, working at music, theatre and dance events, and booking, promoting and managing professional performers.
How you'll spend your time
Timetabled teaching and learning activity
Guided independent study
How you'll be assessed
- Visual, verbal and written assignments, like reports, marketing strategies, and a business plan.
- Live cultural projects and events in your second and final years.
- Feedback and evaluation provided throughout each year.
Our academic staff have won teaching awards and worked with Sony Music, Roskilde Festival, Rough Trade, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Download Festival, Universal Music, Radiohead, Kneehigh and Forced Entertainment.
Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member shown here.
Dr Simon Poole
Simon has been making, selling, collecting, managing and writing about music for 30 years....
Klaus Kruse is a director, scenographer, performer, poet and songwriter based in the UK since...
Rick is senior lecturer in music at Falmouth, teaching mainly within the field of popular music...
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...
I have been working as a project manager and producer for over nine years. I have delivered...
Sasha has been producing and managing cultural projects, experiences and events for the last...
- 12 specialist studio spaces used for public events, lecture theatres and seminars.
- A digital box office system to support your professional practice.
- A production space to support group work.
- Libraries housing 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, radio archives, 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 5V08
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 music, theatre or entertainment management.
- Has creative ideas.
- Shows professionalism 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
- £170 - 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