• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Arts and Festivals Management (Joint Honours) (Hons) course at the De Montfort University equips you with the skills in teamwork, marketing and management theory, fundraising, business planning, licensing, health and safety, programming and cultural policy, that you need to become a leader in the cultural arena in theatres, music venues, galleries, museums and festivals. 

Reasons to study Arts and Festivals Management at DMU:

  • Arts and Festivals Management is the longest running degree course of its kind in the UK
  • Excellent links with industry organisations
  • Glastonbury, Paul McCartney’s management company Quest
  • Links with the Leicester Comedy Festival
  • DMU's Cultural Exchanges festival
  • European cultural city visit
  • You'll study with professionally-active academic staff

Graduate careers

There are many career opportunities open to our graduates from arts organisations to the events and festivals industry to even working in film and TV.  

 For example Matthew Russell is Executive Producer at The South Bank Centre, Claire Van der Zant is Business Director for Ingenuity, (business consultants for brands and agencies), Saskia Collins is Artist Liaison Manager for Save the Children, Adele Robinson has won a coveted place on the graduate scheme with the prestigious Ambassador Theatre Group, Amisha Karia is Head of Collections and Paintings at Paintings in Hospitals, Charlene McManus is a Company Director for Debbie Allen Associates Management (who look after Sue Perkins and Bradley Walsh) and Dan Jones has set up his own successful company Festaxi, counting Festival Republic among his clients. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Running and Promoting a Venue
  • Creative Arts Manager: Policy and Practice
  • Research Methods: Dissertation
  • Research Methods: Placement
  • Programming and Planning Festivals
  • Engaging Audiences
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points
  • Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE  English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.
  • We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

  • DMU Sports Scholarship
Apply for the DMU Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.
  • DMU Global High Flyers Award
Our dedicated DMU Global High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a DMU Global opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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