Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management BA(Hons)
Join the next generation of pioneering entertainment and music managers, and theatre arts producers.
|Course Duration||3 years|
This course will empower you to follow your own interests so you emerge as an adaptable, future-proof professional practitioner, capable of operating across current and emerging media and commercial environments. You’ll study management across the breadth of the entertainment industry but create your own focus and specialism.
- Work with international artists, at the heart of AMATA’s live venue and production facilities, under the guidance of academic and production staff.
- Learn to manage across entertainment forms, from dance companies to record labels, as well as throughout the creative process, from commissioning new work, to touring and publishing.
- Engage with cutting-edge professional performers.
- Design and deliver live projects both on and off campus.
- Benefit from industry partnerships and collaborative opportunities with the likes of Kneehigh Theatre, Island Records, Dance Republic, the Eden Project and the Old Vic.
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.
From module information to course aims and assessment criteria, discover the full course details
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
How you'll be assessed
The above percentages relate to 2019/2020 data.
- 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 Hearn is Senior Lecturer in Business and Experience Design. She leads on MA Creative...
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...
Paul Russell started his career in the hospitality and events sector after achieving...
- 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
Apply via UCAS
Ready to join us? If you're applying through UCAS Apply and Track, you'll need to reference the university and course codes below.
- University code: F33
- Course code: 5V08
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.
As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.
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 Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). You can read our English Language Requirements for more information.
UK/EU applications: 15 January 2020 (for equal consideration)
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply throughout the year. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Interview information & application advice
How to Apply
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Interview Information: Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management BA(Hons)
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After you apply
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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 2020-21
£9,250 - full-time UK/EU
£16,000 - full-time international
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.
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.
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