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BA (Honours) Festival and Entertainment Management (1 year top-up)

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BA (Honours)

Festival and Entertainment Management (1 year top-up)

Full-time Event Management

Learn the inner workings of the festival and entertainment industry, and top up your degree to honours level.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? B028
When do I start? September 2022

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Course summary

  • Top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.
  • Specialise in in management within the festival and entertainment industries.
  • Graduate with sought-after, specialist skills alongside well-rounded academic knowledge.
  • Learn the specific skills needed to create memorable event experiences, demonstrating business value for employers and clients.

This course allows you to top up a HND, foundation degree or equivalent in a relevant subject to a honours degree in events management. You'll work on real events and discover the roles that multi-purpose leisure and sporting venues play in the sector, graduating as an employable specialist with widely sought-after expertise.

How you learn

Watch course leader Mark Norman talk about the BA Festival and Entertainment Management course at Sheffield Hallam University.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You will develop your skills through a combination of seminars and workshops, by attending lectures, and by completing projects. International and national field trips, site visits and work with external organisations enhance your engagement and understanding of the complexities and challenges of operating in the festival and entertainment industry.

Other methods used include

  • client consultancy
  • guest speakers
  • problem-solving exercises
  • case studies
  • individual and group presentations
  • directed learning activities

Course leaders and tutors

Mark Norman
Mark Norman
Senior Lecturer In Event Management

Lecturer In Event Management

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout the course, you'll work with real clients, venues and organisations on their events, assisting with projects and understanding the processes and complexities involved.

Work experience

As a top-up route there is no placement opportunity with this course, but our links with local and national event organisers mean that you will be able to undertake work experience in a variety of event sectors.


Future careers

This 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 lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

Every year our students take advantage of the wealth of independent venues in Sheffield and the surrounding area to work on festival and entertainment experiences. These include

  • Sheffield City Hall
  • The Leadmill
  • Yellow Arch studios
  • The Hide
  • Genting Casino
  • 99 Mary Street
  • Showroom and Workstation
  • Parks and green spaces
     

We will introduce you to a variety of online event management software packages and virtual event platforms.


Entry requirements

All students

Normally one from

• a HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules

• equivalent qualification in a relevant subject

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

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over 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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Arts And Entertainment In Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Festival And Entertainment Consultancy Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
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 2022/23 is £9,250 per year.

† 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 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

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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.

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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