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 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 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 is built into the content of the course which 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
What you'll study
|The Events Industry||30 Credits|
|Events and Experience Management in the Arts||30 credits|
|Festival Management||30 Credits|
You also study one 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.
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.
If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.
Fees, funding & scholarships
Annual tuition fees
These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2019/20 academic year.
- Home/EU - full-time: £10140
- Home/EU - part-time: £5070
- International - full-time: £18340
If you're an international student interested in studying part-time, please contact our Admissions Team to find out if you're eligible.
If you are looking to pay your fees please see our guide to making a payment.
In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.
There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments. Please check the programme specification for more information.
Find out more about postgraduate fees and explore funding opportunities. If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline.
How to apply
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