Queen Margaret University: PgCert in Arts Management

Closing date: Mon 29 Aug 2022: 4pm

Do you work in arts management and want to take your career to a new level? This course is designed to fit around your existing work commitments to help you develop in this sector.

This course will interest people who would like to work in a managerial role within Arts, Culture or Festival management. They take both September and January starts. For this course you will complete three modules covering topics including fundraising, governance, leadership and finance. As part of your course you can opt to evaluate a live project you are already involved in. You will produce a report that may help evidence, impact and generate future support for your work. You will also consolidate your new learning with an industry-based learning experience within in an arts organisation (module dependent).

The course will stimulate your understanding and develop your knowledge of contemporary issues affecting cultural management, exploring how to best create the conditions for excellent arts to flourish. It balances practice with theory to enable students to develop a broader and deeper understanding of the processes of arts management.

Teaching, learning and assessment:
Teaching is comprised of a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises, field trips and projects. The methods used vary from module to module. At the very heart of the learning process is the opportunity to undertake an industry placement of your choice. Your performance on the course will be assessed by essays, reports, presentations and a dissertation or project (MA only).

Teaching hours and attendance:
The three modules would only taught on Fridays, and require approximately four days of on-campus learning each semester, meaning that the PgCert could be completed within 12-14 days of intensive study that is spread over the course of a year. When you are not in class, you are expected to spend time on independent learning/course work, including – where applicable – industry-based learning activity.

Modules – (Individual modules can be studied as stand-alones as part of a CPD programme)

  • Fundraising, Development and Finance
  • Leadership, Governance and Strategy
  • Arts Management in Practice (including industry-based learning) OR Evaluating Arts and Cultural Projects

Some funding may be available for the course from SAAS: please contact them directly: https://www.saas.gov.uk/index.htm

For further information, please contact aschrag@qmu.ac.uk (Anthony Schrag) or visit https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate-study/2022/pgcert-arts-management/

Closing date: Mon 29 Aug 2022: 4pm