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Festival Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)

(For 2018, this course title will change to FdA Event and Festival Management) - read more

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: F201
  • Institutional code: H65


This Foundation Degree course offers an opportunity to gain both practical and academic training in the skills and knowledge required to work within the thriving and varied festivals and events industry. The course is flexible and can be studied part time or full time and applications from mature learners with relevant experience are particularly welcome.

Throughout the Festival Management course, you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of practical assessment as well as assessment of written work and portfolios. You will also undertake group and individual work placements that enhance your knowledge of the industry and look excellent on your CV.

Teaching and learning will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops and industry placement.

Guest speakers with substantial industry involvement will form a key aspect of delivery and the opportunity for placement within a variety of festival projects will further enhance undergraduates’ learning.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules in 2017 include:

Year 1:

  • An Introduction to Festival Management
  • Festival Themes and Concepts
  • Principles and Practices of Marketing Communications for Festivals and Events
  • Services Marketing for Festivals and Events
  • Festival Policies and Politics
  • Risk Assessment and Planning for Festivals

Year 2:

  • Managing and Resourcing Festivals
  • Festival Promotion, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodologies and Impact Assessment for Festival Industries
  • Festival Security and Health & Safety Management
  • Research Project
  • Field Work Project

Core modules for 2018 will be added soon.


What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • 64 UCAS points (160 under the old tariff) made up from a combination of the following:
    • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
    • A Levels at grade C or above, including one relevant subject
    • Access to Higher Education qualification in a relevant subject
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.


Duration

Two years, full time or three years, part time

Contacts

Primary contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Karen Grant
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext. 5554 or email: karen.grant@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £7,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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Last modified on Monday, 17 July 2017 10:01

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