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Online Masters Degree in Creative Events Management (MA & PGDip)

Creative Events Management Course Overview

Events play a decisive role across business, culture and sport. Managing increasingly discerning audiences, developments in technology and market shifts, demands skills and insight. The course in Creative Events Management is designed to meet this need. Harnessing international events expertise paired with academic rigour, we aim to enhance your professional practice, creative perspectives and approaches, while encouraging the critical evaluation of current industry norms. This programme is available for part-time study as Masters (MA) or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).

Designed in consultation with industry experts, the MA and PGDip empowers you as a creative and entrepreneurial management practitioner to produce pioneering events, whether at a local or international level, adding value to business.

Award Title: MA Creative Events Management
(also available to study to PGDip level)
Awarding Body: Falmouth University
Level: 7
Duration: MA 2 years; PGDip 14 months
Mode of study: online, part-time 

Summary

  • Develop skills to design, plan, produce and manage events across the creative and corporate sectors
  • Extend your career into event management
  • Gain additional certification as A Greener Festival Stage 1 Assessor on completion of the A Greener Festival Assessor training course for Events and Festivals as part of the Sustainable practice module

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to accelerate your career, offering professional insight into the rapidly expanding events management sector. Aimed at current practitioners looking to enhance their knowledge, or those in allied fields seeking a route into events, the MA Creative Events Management at Falmouth offers flexible learning, delivered by experts.

This course is suitable for applicants who may be:

  • Corporate events managers who wish to be more effective and creative in event creation, production and marketing
  • Working in creative event management companies in a junior capacity and planning to enhance their careers
  • Currently working in the hotel, hospitality or MICE sectors
  • Graduates looking to develop their specialist knowledge
  • Individuals who wish to build a business in events

Course content

MA

You will need to complete four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project (180 credits in total). All modules on the course are compulsory and must be passed in order to complete the award.

PGDip

You will need to complete four 30-credit modules (120 credits in total). All modules on the course are compulsory and must be passed in order to complete the award. A dissertation (major project) is not required.

Core Modules Credits
Principles of event management & research 30
Creative practice in event design 30
Digital futures for events and events marketing 30
Sustainable practice 30
Major project (MA only) 60

Assessments

  • Evaluation takes various forms including written coursework and practical activities
  • Written assessments include reports, a blog, a business plan, a research proposal, a literary review, a sustainability audit as well as a dissertation
  • ​Practical assessments include collaborative and individual presentations as well as a digital event

How you study

You may choose to:

  1. Study entirely online without attending any face-to-face workshops.
  2. Study online and attend optional face to face events

You will be given the opportunity to attend up to two events per academic year and dates and location of the events will vary. Events usually incorporate a weekend to accommodate busy schedules. More information is available on the face to face events page.

 

Taught by industry experts

Designed with employer-focused learning at the core, our courses work with global organisations, staff and alumni to provide you with the breadth of experience and networks needed to accelerate your career. The Sustainable practice module for example has been developed with A Greener Festival, a not for profit organisation working internationally with festival, events and venues to help them reduce the environmental impact of their work. 

Learning activities

There will be guided learning activities consisting of:

  • Concise online presentations to introduce key concepts
  • Small group and class discussions and crits to facilitate interaction and dialogue
  • Online critiques to test assumptions, ideas and to receive feedback from peers and tutors
  • Individual and group tutorials throughout the course
  • Independent study
  • Self-evaluation and peer feedback

Support

As a Falmouth student, you enjoy an equal status to students studying on campus:

  • Your own student ID card
  • Access to online software tutorials at lynda.com
  • 24/7 online access to library resources
  • Students’ Union community
  • Access to our Student Support Services offering academic and personal support

Entry Requirements

You should have:

  • An honours degree or Level 6 equivalent qualification
  • Proof of proficiency in English (minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)

We also accept a range of equivalent recognised English language qualifications. Candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply. For more information regarding equivalent international qualifications and Accreditation of Prior Learning please call us on +44 (0)1223 447713.

Financing your studies

You can take advantage of:

  • Early bird discounts
  • Falmouth Flexible Bursaries
  • Alumni discount (15% to Falmouth alumni)
  • Refer a friend rewards

For more information about these bursaries and other opportunities for financial assistance, please click here or call us on +44 (0)1223 447713

Terms and conditions apply

How to apply

  • Submit an online application form for the MA or PGDip
  • Submit a copy of your first degree certificate or Level 6 equivalent qualification and your IELTS/TOEFL certificate if English is not your first language

Please contact us for FREE advice.
Call 0800 5999123 or +44 (0)1223 447713

Start dates and application deadlines

There are three start dates per year.

2017/18 Academic Year
Application deadline Course start date
26 January 2018 29 January 2018
27 May 2018 4 June 2018
16 September 2018 24 September 2018

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