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De Montfort University

Arts and Festivals Management and Drama

UCAS Code: WW94

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

Entry requirements


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

- From at least 2 A Levels - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Drama

Event management

The course equips you with the skills in teamwork, marketing and management theory, fundraising, business planning, licensing, health and safety, programming and cultural policy, that you need to become a leader in the cultural arena in theatres, music venues, galleries, museums and festivals.

Drama combines performance, theory and contextual study. You will have opportunities to act, script, direct and study the history of different theatrical traditions.

• **Arts and Festivals Management**
is the longest running degree course of its kind in the UK
• **Excellent links with industry organisations**
including Universal Music and the London South Bank Centre, provide you with top quality teaching from industry practitioners and invaluable opportunities for volunteering and internships
• **Glastonbury, Paul McCartney’s management company Quest**
and major art organisations are all employers of our Arts and Festivals Management graduates
• **Links with the Leicester Comedy Festival**
gives you the opportunity to organise and run your own venue
• **DMU's Cultural Exchanges festival**
allows you to take part in and run this annual week-long event which has included guest appearances such as Dame Zandra Rhodes, poet Benjamin Zephaniah and artist Grayson Perry
• **100% of our Arts and Festivals Management (Joint Honours)**
graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
• **International opportunity**
through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience

Modules

First year
• Running and Promoting a Venue
• Creative Arts Manager: Policy and Practice

Second year
• Research Methods: Dissertation
• Research Methods: Placement
• Programming and Planning Festivals
• Engaging Audiences

Third year
• Dissertation*
*As a Joint Honours student you can choose to do your dissertation in Arts and Festivals Management or your other subject

You will take the above module and choose from:
• Media Industry Management
• Music Industry Management
• Event and Festivals Management

Assessment methods

Practical modules are also delivered via workshops in our dedicated events office and the venues where the events are taking place. They entail group meetings and supervised sessions for planning, preparation and delivery of your events above and beyond the timetabled classroom teaching.

Assessment is tailored to the module contents and learning objectives and in Arts and Festivals Management this is predominantly coursework - essays, reports, critiques; finance exercises; case study analysis; group work - practical work/reports/presentations and a final year dissertation. One level 4 module has an exam.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Drama
87%
high
Event management

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.

Drama

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

64%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

Drama

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.

£16,640
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Managers and proprietors in other services
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.

Drama

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

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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