Events managers of the future need to be versatile and confident, managing a wide array of events in innovative ways. This degree equips you to take your place in the events industry, leading the way in events and experience management for the fast-paced creative and cultural industries.
From immersive theatre performances to pop-up gigs, there is an increasing demand for events management skills and knowledge to bring these projects to life. The MA in Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is a truly unique course that will focus on creative and cultural industry events experiences. Combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience this degree is specifically aimed at enabling you to run creative events in this constantly changing environment.
The MA in Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is rare in its close linkage with the creative and cultural industries, and offering modules across three departments. This approach will allow anyone wishing to pursue a career in the cultural and creative industries to gain valuable and cutting edge experience and knowledge.
You’ll benefit from close connections to the events industry throughout your time at Goldsmiths, from opportunities for practical work experience to learning from the experiences and insight of our guest speakers. Practical experience built into the content of the course allows you to apply your theoretical and strategic knowledge to real events, honing your planning, organisation and marketing skills. You’ll work with an arts organisation or events manager to put on an event that meets their needs and there will also be opportunities to support the running of festivals like Bestival at Goldsmiths.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Sara Linden
Modules & structure
|The Events Industry||30 Credits|
|Events and Experience Management in the Arts||30 Credits|
|Festival Management||30 Credits|
You also study two other 30 credit option modules, allowing you to tailor the programme to your specific interests, from areas such as tourism, project management, arts management and music
|Modules and Structure- Option Modules||Module title||Credits|
|Cultural and Creative Tourism||30 credits|
|Culture, Tourism and Regeneration||30 credits|
|Tourism in Asia||30 credits|
|Cultural Relations and Diplomacy I: Foundations||30 credits|
|Cultural Relations and Diplomacy II: Explorations||30 credits|
|Entrepreneurial Modelling||30 credits|
|Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum||30 credits|
|Introduction to Audience Development||n/a|
|Music Management||30 credits|
|Project Management||30 credits|
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
We engage directly with external partners from the creative industries,
and make use of our home in the heart of this thriving global city
Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
The creative industries and cultural sector are continuing to grow at a rapid rate. In the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) we specialise in preparing our students to understand, manage and innovate in these fascinating areas.
Many of our programmes are taught in partnership with international, regional and local cultural organisations, giving you the opportunity to gain direct experience of professional practice.
Find out more about the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship.
Skills & careers
As a graduate from this degree you will be perfectly placed to enter the events industry as an events manager, particularly in the exciting creative and cultural sectors.
This could include:
• Working in an events role for a company or organisation
• Putting on your own events as part of marketing and branding your company
• Running events to promote and support your artistic practice
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.
English language requirements
If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us.
For this programme we require:
IELTS 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing
If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.
How to apply
Fees, funding & scholarships
*New programme: Subject to validation
Please note: 'subject to validation' means that we will be offering this degree providing it is approved by the Goldsmiths Academic Board.
The approval process involves the specification of this programme being peer reviewed on 1 March 2017. Final approval will be granted at this stage or shortly afterwards following any clarification and amendments. If there is a change to this timeline this page will be updated.