City University London

Culture, Policy and Management Pathways Programme

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The International Office, Northampton Square

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Culture, Policy and Management Pathways Programme

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This Culture Policy and Management course is for individuals who are keen to make a difference to the arts, heritage and creative industries by developing the appropriate skills and knowledge to inform policy and practice. The MA has been developed in close consultation with key cultural institutions and professionals to shape a curriculum that responds to the demands of the sector. It allows you to negotiate a course of study to support your own specific career aspirations, within one of three pathways of study. Course Content This MA allows you to follow a course of study to support your own specific career aspirations. You can focus on your own area of interest in your coursework and research, such as visual arts, performance arts or heritage. Choose from the following three pathways: A taught pathway, consisting of eight taught modules (2 core and 6 electives) and a dissertation A placement pathway, consisting of six taught modules (2 core and 4 electives), a placement in a cultural institution and a dissertation A research pathway, consisting of four taught modules (3 core and 1 elective) and a research project in an area of study of particular importance to your career. Industry involvement The curriculum is supported by an advisory group that includes senior figures from Arts Council England, the Barbican, the Independent Theatre Council, the Museums Association, Shakespeare's Globe and the V&A. Our tutors have many years of experience in the sector, and our eminent professorial and professional associates give participants access to the latest ideas and developments: Robert Hewison is a writer, curator and cultural consultant John Holden is Head of Culture at the think tank, Demos Kate Oakley is a policy analyst and commentator whose main focus is on the creative economy David Powell is a consultant on cultural regeneration and cultural economics Ziauddin Sardar is one of the world's foremost Muslim intellectuals and author of over 40 books Sara Selwood is a cultural analyst whose work focuses on the relationship between policy, funding and the public's consumption of the arts and museums Tim Joss is Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow. He has been Director of the Rayne Foundation since 2005. Placements The placement pathway of the MA includes a work placement which gives you the opportunity to work alongside professionals in the cultural sector. This module comprises two parts: part one is the preparation for the placement; part two is the placement itself. With guidance from the module leader, each participant draws up an individual plan for the placement based on their own investigations and consideration of the placement offers made by cultural organisations. This helps you to find an appropriate host organisation which fulfils your aims and objectives. For your placement, you will carry out a programme of work, or a project, supervised by a host at the organisation. During the placement you will be visited by your module leader. By participating in the working life of an organisation, you are expected to develop your own areas of interest, try out new skills and learn the value of effective networking. The placement lasts for 10 weeks, between April and June. The majority of work placements are based in London and embrace all cultural forms. These may range from large national organisations such as English National Opera and the Barbican Centre, to smaller ones such as Shakespeare's Globe, The Tricycle Theatre and the Wigmore Hall. Other types of cultural organisation, including funding and advocacy bodies, are also used when this is appropriate for the participant. Career Prospects Former students have careers in positions as diverse as senior posts in the British Council and Arts Council England, chief executives of major theatre companies, directors of major galleries and museums, as well as in posts in opera companies and orchestras. Many retain links with the department and some provide work placements and mentoring to current students. Some have gone on to create and run cultural management courses in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong, New York and the UK. You will be encouraged to form networks amongst your peers at City University, which will support you throughout your career.

Accreditation:

Career Prospects Former students have careers in positions as diverse as senior posts in the British Council and Arts Council England, chief executives of major theatre companies, directors of major galleries and museums, as well as in posts in opera companies and orchestras. Many retain links with the department and some provide work placements and mentoring to current students. Some have gone on to create and run cultural management courses in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong, New York and the UK. You will be encouraged to form networks amongst your peers at City University, which will support you throughout your career.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12000 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 12000 GBP

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