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Events, Festivals and Venue Management BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Do you want to plan everything from festivals to weddings? Is it your dream to work in the events management industry? If yes then this course could be for you.Our course covers the fundamental principles of event management, setting you up perfectly to enter this industry. At the heart of our course you’ll find a combination of theory with practical work elements. You’ll gain a broad understanding of how events are planned, marketed, developed and run, whilst working on your own projects.**Why study this subject?**The UK events industry is worth £42.3 billion and over 7,000 major outdoor events were held in 2018 (Eventbrite). Following the Olympics in 2012, the UK has established itself as a world leader in outdoor events, with many UK companies exporting their expertise.From event planner, to festival manager, tour manager to health and safety manager, wedding planner or marketing and PR manager – the opportunities are endless.With the right teaching and hands on experience you could turn your passion into a rewarding and successful career.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**During your time at BNU you will establish a firm understanding of the music and live event business. You'll learn about the unique nature of working in music event management and look at a number of entrepreneurial approaches to the music business. You will also spend time exploring the social and cultural factors that affect the production and consumption of popular music.Coupling both theory and practical work on this course will ensure you're well placed in the sector when it comes to employability. By the time you graduate you'll have a CV showing your knowledge of and experience at well-established high-profile events.**What will I study?**Our BA (Hons) Events, Festivals and Venue Management degree covers the fundamental principles of event management applicable to most sectors. At the heart of the course is the planning of events, employability and preparing students for employment in the Music, Festivals, Leisure and Events Industries.There is a heavy focus on making our course content applicable to the real world so you will find yourself working on two outdoor community festivals in your first and second year modules. You can also choose to work alongside the SU to put on events and gain further work experience. In previous years students have had the opportunity to benefit from industry links with Festival Republic resulting in opportunities at events including Reading Festival, Wireless Festival, Motor Sports Events and more.**How will I be taught and assessed?**The teaching team on this course have demonstrable industry backgrounds spanning decades, meaning you will learn from experienced lecturers. The course leader has 30 years of experience in the sector as a Concert Promoter, Venue Operator and as a part of the management for large-scale festivals in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Throughout the course you will also learn from specialist guest lecturers and benefit from an allocated personal tutor for 1-1 tutorials.On this course you will be taught with a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and event planning tasks. Students are also assessed in a number of ways, such as but not limited to formal essays, presentations, organising events, site planning, group work and a dissertation in your final year.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80-104 points. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.


University information

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

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