BA [Hons] Arts Management

This is the only undergraduate degree of its kind in Ireland, Arts Management brings together the best of business, public relations and event management with the study of arts administration, the music industry and cultural policy. It will equip you with the practical skills required to work in business or the arts. Incorporating cultural field trips as well as work placement, this course has a strong track record of producing graduates with the professional management skills to work in the arts, and the cultural and creative industries.

What will I do?

Students study a wide range of business, event management, music management, and arts-related subjects.  Gain relevant hands-on business experience e.g. running events in music, visual arts, and performing arts.  In year 3, you will spend 20 weeks on a work placement or study abroad. Study the arts, and the cultural and creative industries from a business perspective and develop the skills needed to work in this sector.


Future careers

Graduates are employed in:

Music Management, Festival & Event Management, Theatre Management, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Hospitality, Finance and Management.

Recent graduates have been employed by : Madison Square Garden, New York | Wicklow Arts Festival | RTE | Sony

Graduates may progress to study at Masters Level.


What modules will I study?

Year 1

Financial Management 1 | Principles of Marketing | Introduction to Management | Introduction to Arts and Culture | Event Management 1 | Digital Skills 1 | Music Industry 1 | Theatre and Performance Studies

Year 2

Digital Marketing | The  Creative and Cultural Industries| Media Law 1 | Financial Management 2 | Event Management 2 | Digital Skills 2 | Music Industry 2

Year 3

Entrepreneurship and the Cultural Industries | Performance Studies | Business Research Methods | Music Industry 3 | Design Thinking and Communications | Media Technology | Placement

Year 4

Strategic Arts Management | Law | Cultural Policy | Financial Management | Human Resource Management | Digital Public Relations

Arts Management Students
Arts Management Students