Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Whether you dream of managing major sports events, festivals and exhibitions or working in wedding planning and incentive travel, the events sector is full of exciting opportunities. Managing events is big business too, with the industry estimated to be worth over £42 billion in the UK alone.**Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), our Events Management foundation degree will help you develop the skills to become an innovative leader who can build exceptional, unforgettable event experiences. From studying events planning, marketing and design to financial management and risk and crisis management, you will gain in-depth knowledge to build a comprehensive platform for your future career.One of the highlights of our course is a 12-month paid work placement that will give you a distinctive advantage in the events job market, with our past students having worked in Brussels, Prague and Hong Kong. You will also take part in a wide variety of residential trips and have the chance to prove your practical skills by planning and managing your own ‘live’ event using Cvent, the world’s number one specialist event management software.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placement** – Gain extensive first-hand experience of the events industry on a paid 12-month work placement, with opportunities in the UK and abroad- **Residential visits** – Enjoy a full programme of trips with essential costs covered by the University – past destinations have included York, Windsor, Barcelona, Milan and New York- **Enrichment** – Gain new skills studying in our Digital Creative Studio, work with local charities and hear from industry speakers – recent guests include Arena Birmingham and Weston Park Foundation- **Industry approved** – Complete our course and get a Level 5 award in Leadership, with CMI membership and access to learning resources throughout your studies- **Additional qualifications** – Boost your CV with further training such as BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders and the Cvent Professional Events Management Certificate- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes**FACILITIES**Our Digital Creative Studio features state-of-the-art facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology, audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as a creative media and design lab with graphics tablets, high-spec computers and industry-standard media technology including Adobe Creative Cloud software.If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and Institute of Hospitality.We are also a member of various industry associations including EVCOM, MIA, AEME and NOEA.**PLACEMENTS**Our course features a 12-month paid placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. (There is also the option to study the course without the placement.)Employers we have worked with include Maxin Prague, Brussels Marriott Grand Place, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Nivea (Hamburg), Accenture (Amsterdam), Nike (France), BI Worldwide, Hilton Metropole, Intu Properties and Air BnB.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Events/festival manager- Conference centre manager- Marketing executive- Digital marketer- Tour manager- Project managerUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,500per year

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

University information

University image

University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...



Thanks for your feedback!