Events Management with Arts and Entertainment – BSc (Honours)

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Study for a career in the exciting world of events management specialising in arts and entertainment, organising events in a range of venues including theatres, music and outdoor venues. Boost your CV with extra qualifications and multiple work experience placements at organisations such as Magic FM, The National Trust and Universal Studios, Florida.

Key points
• Specialise in arts and entertainment event planning.• Get an insight into events management with projects and business simulations.
• Take the opportunity to work overseas in the US, Canada and Europe.
• Work with cultural organisations such as Sheffield Theatres and the iconic Leadmill nightclub.

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At a glance

Study for a career in the exciting world of events management specialising in arts and entertainment, organising events in a range of venues including theatres, music and outdoor venues. Boost your CV with extra qualifications and multiple work experience placements at organisations such as Magic FM, The National Trust and Universal Studios, Florida.

Key points
• Specialise in arts and entertainment event planning.• Get an insight into events management with projects and business simulations.
• Take the opportunity to work overseas in the US, Canada and Europe.
• Work with cultural organisations such as Sheffield Theatres and the iconic Leadmill nightclub.

What is events management with arts and entertainment?
The events and leisure industries are an important part of cultural and business activity in the UK and overseas. Arts and entertainment events are vibrant and exciting and contribute to the leisure and business industries in many ways.

They include private, public and voluntary organisations and span a range of types of events, such as music festivals, theatre productions, music events, award ceremonies, outdoor, business, celebrations, exhibitions and conferences.

Events managers are responsible for all aspects of the planning, delivery and evaluation of an event. They have strong organisational, budgeting and creative skills.

This course

Gain the skills and expertise needed to become a professional event manager with specialising in arts and entertainment. By studying events theory, policy and practice integrated with business management, you develop an in-depth understanding of what it takes to plan and manage memorable and successful events and other leisure activities.

You learn by taking part in seminars and workshops, by attending lectures and by completing projects. Field trips, site visits and work with organisations help to bring your learning to life with practical examples.

Our links with industry mean that you can hear from a wide range of guest speakers. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green (London 2012 organising committee, LOCOG), David Jamilly (Theme Traders) and Ben Challis (Glastonbury Festival).

You study under lecturers with significant practical experience in the area of event management. Members of the team have worked in areas such as licensing and safety at major outdoor festivals, business events and conferencing, brand promotion and marketing, research, film premieres, recreation and leisure. The team also leads the Event Management Hub, a professional national community of events practitioners.

You work on projects and business simulations to gain practical knowledge of event organisation. Through these activities, you learn about and experience the part venues play in • theatre productions • concerts • festivals • corporate events • exhibitions • business conferences • weddings.

You build on your studies and project work with a short period of events industry experience in the second year, which can be in the UK, the USA, Canada and Europe. You are encouraged to gain work experience throughout your course. This develops your industry knowledge and improves your employability after you graduate.

You also have the opportunity to take your experience further on a one year work placement in your third year. Placement providers include • Searcys Champagne Bar • Sheffield City Hall • Manchester United Football Club • Walt Disney World Resort, Florida • The National Trust • Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity.

This is an excellent chance to develop your professional skills and build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers with. Students often find jobs with their placement companies after graduating.

In the final year you create and run your own live fundraising event for a charity. Past students have delivered networking events, fashion shows, gala dinners and music festivals.

The course gives you the opportunity to build skills that are needed for the events industry, such as creating a memorable experience for event delegates, event programming and risk management as well as broader analytical and personal skills that are applicable to many other career paths.

International awardYou can also complete an international version of this qualification which places greater emphasis on the global events industry. You must take a work placement abroad to gain this award.

Key areas of study
You study a range of topics relating to event planning and delivery, as well as specialist arts and entertainment topics, key areas include • budgeting • marketing • developing management skills • events business and venues management • leisure and risk • charity and fundraising events • events policy and planning • managing people.

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