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Bath Spa University

Festivals and Events (Professional Placement Year)

UCAS Code: HH25

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Grade C required in Design and Technology, Theatre Production, Business, Economics or related subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Provide evidence of interest and/or experience in Theatre Production.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Grade required in Theatre Production, Business or related subjects accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with year in industry | 2019

Subject

Event management

The UK events industry is worth over £42bn, and our dynamic festivals and events course covers all angles of this fast growing industry.

BA (Hons) Festivals and Events puts you in control, and allows you to tailor your studies to suit your particular interests and career aspirations. In your first year, you can explore producing, production management, administration, stage managing, technical design and operation, project management, digital design, marketing, finance, health and safety, and sustainability, before selecting your chosen route through the remainder of the programme.

You'll develop a thorough understanding of the industry, plus practical experience and valuable contacts for your career. In your final year, you'll work on a number of professional projects, choosing those that are best aligned with the roles you wish to pursue after graduation.

**More about the Professional Placement Year**
A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Modules

Year one
Through a range of modules and projects, you're taught the introductory practical and theoretical skills in all areas of project and production management, business administration, lighting, sound, stage management, stage and digital design, and health and safety. You can choose to focus on the business or production aspects from the start of the programme, or you can explore a blend of the two. Information, advice and guidance will be provided to ensure you make the right decision for you.

Year two
In your second year, you'll explore your chosen areas of interest, to further develop your skills through practical projects and business briefs best suited to your aspirations. You’ll have the opportunity to explore marketing, social media, planning, operations, and digital design, and you’ll also be able to develop your technical production skills. You'll also put your skills and knowledge into practice, working on a variety of collaborative events and festival productions.

Year three
Placement year.

Year four
This is a year of industry practice. You'll assume the kind of roles you have trained for to date, within live briefs and production events. Those students with a business focus will lead projects and work alongside student colleagues operating as "heads of department" in the operational aspects of the event. This will bring your management, organisational and practical skills to professional pitch. Sustainability and design principles will be considered. You'll also complete a four-week professional work placement to gain first-hand industry experience.

Assessment methods

Practical projects and written portfolios demonstrate your skills development, practical ability, critical reflection, and research skills.

The course is taught through practical and theoretical workshops and training sessions in facilities, venues, and locations that reflect best industry practice.

You'll work as part of a collaborative team on festivals and events productions to allow you to put your learning into practice in preparation for this challenging and exciting industry.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

College of Liberal Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Event management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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