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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Festival and Entertainment Management with Foundation Year

Full-time Event Management

Gain a degree in festival and entertainment management, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? B025
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Gain real-world skills in practical classes, live projects and work experience.
  • Study the essential aspects of planning and delivering safe and effective events, from delivering persuasive pitches to delivering the event itself.
  • Gain a solid base in business.

The festival and entertainment industries offer diverse roles for graduates. After one year studying alongside other business foundation students, you’ll learn how to deliver exceptional events, and build important industry contacts. 

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Festival and Entertainment Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

You will develop your skills through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, and projects.

On the full degree, field trips, site visits and work with external organisations enhance your understanding the festival and entertainment industry and its unique challenges.

The full course includes two externally accredited and industry recognised qualifications — the BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders and the IOSH Managing Events Safely award. Both enhance your employability and are included as part of the course fee.

You learn through

  • delivering your own festivals and entertainment experiences
  • guest speakers from industry
  • problem solving exercises using real-world challenges
  • case studies from industry
  • individual and group presentations
  • field trips
  • site visits
  • working with external organisations

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years of the full degree. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Through our strong relationships with employers we can help you to secure a valuable placement opportunity and support you while you're there. We have a team of staff and tutors who will support you to find the placement that suits your ambitions.

Alternatively, you can complete the Learning in the Workplace semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement.

Live projects

During the first and second year of the undergraduate course there will be a live element where you will either deliver your own festival or live entertainment experience. In the final year you will work on consultancy project alongside an external partner.

Field trips

There will be an opportunity to join field trips and site visits during the course that enhance your learning and given a practical application to knowledge gained in the classroom.

Networking opportunities

Through the event management HUB, students on this degree will be able to participate in the various networking events that we host throughout the year to support students in making industry contacts.

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Future careers

The full course prepares you for a career in

  • festival or entertainment entrepreneurship
  • festival management
  • festival operations
  • tour management
  • artiste management and liaison
  • venue management (music, arts and culture)
  • entertainment venue management (cinema, theme parks etc)
  • entertainment operations management
Student success story
Meet Events Management student Ellie Hunter who volunteered at a top UK music festival.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:

  • CC at A Level
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Destination Entertainment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Festivals And Enterprise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Eventscape Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Festival And Entertainment Industry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20
Module: Applied Event Operations Credits: 20
Module: Event Law And Risk Management Credits: 20
Module: Festival And Entertainment Marketing Credits: 20
Module: Managing Entertainment Credits: 20
Module: The Live Festival Experience Credits: 20

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Arts And Entertainment In Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Festival And Entertainment Consultancy Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Maximising Festival And Venue Outcomes Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Event Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Event management courses (PDF)

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