CPD

Arts, Festivals and Cultural Management (Single Modules)

Do you work in arts management and want to take your career to a new level? These single modules offer a flexible, part-time way to develop your professional skills and knowledge.

Funding, recruitment, sustainability, leadership, international development – there are many burning issues affecting the management of arts organisations and festivals today. As a professional in the field, what is your best way to engage with them? How can you guide an arts organisation into a successful future in such uncertain times? These single modules will deepen your understanding of modern arts management and equip you with some very useful contemporary skills.

On completion of one module, you may also be interested in progressing to the PgCert Arts Management or MA Arts, Festival and Cultural Management.

CPD students also benefit from the full range of books, journals and other resources available in QMU’s Learning Resource Centre. Many of these are available online. You can also call on QMU’s student support services.

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree or equivalent OR significant work experience in cultural organisations or festivals.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Modules

Leadership, Governance and Strategy (Not-for-profit)

This module will provide students with a critical understanding of the principles and practices of leadership, governance and strategic management pertinent to the management of not-for-profit organisations. These classes are block taught (4 Fridays within the Semester, (9am - 5pm). For an indication of the schedule the classes for 2021/2022 are:

  • 24 September
  • 15 October
  • 5 November 
  • 26 November

Arts Management in Practice

This module will support students to become reflective practitioners, confident in their ability to employ and adapt theory in relation to the organisational contexts in which they may work. (Delivery Pattern: Year Long, with 2 taught sessions on campus followed by a suite of field trips, talks and activities) 

Fundraising, Development and Finance 

This module will equip students with a critical understanding of the principles and practices of fundraising, development and financial management. These classes are block taught (4 Fridays within the Semester, (9am - 5pm). For an indication of the schedule the classes for 2021/2022 are: 

  • 21 January
  • 25 February
  • 11 March
  • 8 April
  • Plus an exam date in late April/early May  

Contemporary Debates in Cultural Policy

This module will provide students with a critical understanding of key cultural policy debates that impact the work of managers in the cultural and creative industries. (20 credits) 

Designing Qualitative Research

This module will prepare students to undertake a postgraduate research project by developing their knowledge and understanding of qualitative research methodologies and methods. (20 credits) 

OR

Evaluating Arts and Cultural Projects

This module will provide students with the knowledge and understanding to effectively design and execute the evaluation of arts and cultural projects. Please note that to undertake this module, you need to have access to a current cultural project to evaluate. (20 credits) 

Key details

Start date: September 2022 or January 2023 depending on choice - Some modules run in Semester One (Sep-Dec) and some in Semester Two (Jan-Apr).

Duration: See individual module for detail

Delivery/ location: See individual module for detail. We endeavour that all our modules take place face-to-face at the QMU campus.

Outcomes: Credits applicable to the module studied which can provide exemptions for students who decide to continue onto the PgCert Arts Management or MA Arts, Festival and Cultural Management. TBC

Professional registration: These modules do not provide any professional registration.

Fees: £800 per module for entry in 2022/23. CPD modules are charged at the modular rate detailed on our Fees and Charges page.

Further information, including application process, please contact: Anthony Schrag 

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