Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
This programme is designed to develop the core skills and knowledge that are required by managers in the arts and cultural sector. It will enable graduates to develop an understanding of the environment within which cultural and creative organisations operate and identify the issues that influence them.
Students will undertake a work placement with a cultural/creative organisation through which they will gain a practical understanding of the ways in which these organisations conduct themselves. The dissertation will allow students to identify a topic that they wish to explore in-depth which may be focused on a significant issue or issues that has impacted on the sector or specific industry.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
These research training sessions cover general topics such as; the research process, different approaches to research, project planning and management, ethical issues, data collection and analysis, and subject specific research methods.
The dissertation provides a critical analysis and evaluation of the project and its processes. Students are required to engage in a reflection of the management and outcomes of the consultancy, building in a reflexive recognition of their own part in the process.
The terms of reference for each placement are established by the brief developed between student and placement host. Placements will normally include the opportunity both to work in professional Creative Industries context related to the student's art-form pathway, and to carry out a piece of research for the host organisation, focusing on a particular element of the organisation. This research may be tightly defined or a more exploratory investigation of the organisations founding mission, the agendas to which it works, and the effectiveness of its organisational structures and leadership practices in realising these aims.
The module introduces students to the role of management in arts organisations and the systems and processes that are present in these businesses. It will explore the different challenges that arts organisation face and reflect on the implications that this has for traditional management concepts.
This module covers; case studies of diverse cultural organisations from the commercial and publicly-subsidised sectors, funding and governing of arts in the UK including issues around cultural policy and arts funding, an introduction to the wider cultural landscape of the UK covering the arts in health, regeneration, education and rehabilitation, and an introduction to conducting arts consultancies.
This module is designed to enable the students to explore their values, attitudes and interpersonal skills and to provide a platform for their continuing personal development. Students will be introduced to concepts relating to self-development and reflective learning in order to identify their interpersonal and team-working skills.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a social science or management background
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications
We may consider non-standard applicants with a high level of work experience, please contact us for further information
English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
4 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with 6.0 in writing and no other individual element below 5.5
10 Week Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0
Longer courses are not an option for this programme
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on Fees and Funding; Faculty Scholarships and Funding; LICA Fees and Funding
Further information: For more information about the department please visit our webpages http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lica/
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