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Dip (PD) Arts Management

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

Dip (PD) Arts Management

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

DRA-PD-AM

UCAS Code

JACS Code

W375 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

This is an exit route only from the MA Arts Management and is not available for direct entry.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Arts, English and Languages

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Melissa Nisbett

King's College London

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

N/A

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The overall aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management is to offer students a high quality teaching and learning environment that provides the opportunity to study for an advanced qualification in Arts Management, enabling students to subsequently work at the highest levels within the profession. On successful completion of this programme students will have:

Advanced understanding of the subject of Arts Management

Advanced knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date theories and discourses in Arts Management and how these are influencing practice

Knowledge of international trends in cultural policy and how they are affecting, and affected by, the practice of Arts Management

Essential practical skills relating to Arts Management, particularly strategic planning, financial management, business planning and engaging audiences

A sophisticated level of critical and divergent thinking and expression

Skills appropriate to self-directed study and independent research

Awareness of different research methodologies and their application to the work of arts managers

Further developed their wider intellectual and transferable skills, consistent with creative thought and independent learning

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Reflect and make judgments in the light of evidence and argument

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar discussion

Methods of Assessment

Seminar presentations and essays

Engage with and interpret, at a sophisticated level, different discourses and theories and their applicability to practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar discussion

Methods of Assessment

Seminar presentations and essays

Synthesise and present complex ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument in a well-articulated, and stylistically mature fashion

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar discussion

Methods of Assessment

Seminar presentations and essays

Work autonomously, manifested in self-direction, self-discipline, and time-management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar discussion

Methods of Assessment

Seminar presentations and essays

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Conduct library and bibliographic research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar discussion

Methods of Assessment

Seminar presentations and essays

Retrieve, sift, and select current and relevant primary and secondary information from standard and electronic sources

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar discussion

Methods of Assessment

Seminar presentations and essays

Communicate and present in oral and written expression

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar discussion

Methods of Assessment

Seminar presentations and essays

Utilise IT skills for professional use

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar discussion

Methods of Assessment

Seminar presentations and essays

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of scholarship

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of knowledge is achieved primarily through tutorials, workshops and invited talks leading to independent study and to reflection on how ideas learned can be put into practice in the world of Arts Management.

Methods of Assessment

The normal method of assessment is coursework essays. These exercises, which give students the opportunity to follow up their own interests and to apply theoretical knowledge they have acquired in the modules, also allow for the development of writing skills in extended pieces of work (3-4000 words). Additionally, they enable students to develop critical style and clarity in English.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a wide range of appropriate theories and discourses within Arts Management and their applicability to the practice of Arts Management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of knowledge is achieved primarily through tutorials, workshops and invited talks leading to independent study and to reflection on how ideas learned can be put into practice in the world of Arts Management.

Methods of Assessment

The normal method of assessment is coursework essays. These exercises, which give students the opportunity to follow up their own interests and to apply theoretical knowledge they have acquired in the modules, also allow for the development of writing skills in extended pieces of work (3-4000 words). Additionally, they enable students to develop critical style and clarity in English.

Show skills and abilities required to work in the field of Arts Management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of knowledge is achieved primarily through tutorials, workshops and invited talks leading to independent study and to reflection on how ideas learned can be put into practice in the world of Arts Management.

Methods of Assessment

This also includes simulated ‘real-world’ scenarios such as budgeting exercises, making business plans and fundraising strategies

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Disseminate knowledge and understanding of particular aspects of Arts Management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All teaching is seminar and workshop based, thus facilitating focused discussions. Students present seminar papers, and play an active role in determining the subjects to be discussed. Independent reading is expected in advance of seminars, and is required for the essays, which students submit as well as presentations.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and presentations

Evaluate the applicability of different theories and current discourses of Arts Management to the practice of Arts Management in various contexts

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All teaching is seminar and workshop based, thus facilitating focused discussions. Students present seminar papers, and play an active role in determining the subjects to be discussed. Independent reading is expected in advance of seminars, and is required for the essays, which students submit as well as presentations.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and presentations

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Audiences for the Arts

SCA7001

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Cultural Policy: Its Relationship to Arts Management

SCA7002

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Managing the Arts 1: Thinking Strategically

SCA7003

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Managing the Arts 2: Planning for the Arts

SCA7004

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Methods in the Creative Arts

SCA7005

70

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Key Debates in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

AHS7001

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Students who fail one or more taught modules are permitted one further attempt to pass the module at the next available opportunity for a maximum mark of 50%.