What is Cultural Event Management?

This programme delivers a core business qualification focused specifically on the cultural sector and how to manage associated events successfully. Modules take place on Friday and Saturday. You will learn everything relevant to the cultural sector and develop the core business skills to succeed in a variety of careers.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and understand how business subjects interact (e.g. finance, marketing, HR and management), specifically for cultural event management
  • Conceptualise, develop, plan and project manage a cultural event
  • Evaluate the legal and risk management issues associated with a cultural event and develop appropriate strategies
  • Think critically in light of social, cultural, community and ethical business issues
  • Work effectively on an individual basis or as a member of a team within the constraints of time, finance and other resources
  • Diagnose problems relating to cultural event management and conduct sectoral research.

Aims and Learning Objectives

What will I be able to do when I graduate?

You may find employment as/in:

  • Cultural event managers in arts organisations
  • Programme co-ordinators and managers in the festival sector
  • Event management companies, providing services to a wide range of clients
  • Freelance workers – emerging “cultural entrepreneurs”
  • Specialist managers within the cultural industries e.g. music promoters
  • Managers and owner/managers within the creative industries

You can also continue your studies to Masters and/or PhD level in Ireland or abroad.

What modules will I study?

Event Management, Marketing Communications, Legal Issues, Fundraising, HRM and Volunteer Management, Strategic Management, Socio and Cultural Context, Event Management Master Classes, Financial Management, Cultural Entrepreneurship

What are the entry requirements?

  • Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level
  • In exceptional cases, applicants will be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours - Degree equivalence which can be verified through the APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) process
  • A minimum of two years' work experience
  • Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview
  • Two references must also support your application
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
1 year
3,000 EUR
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