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PgCert Arts Management

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

PgCert Arts Management

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

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

ART-PC-AM

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100643

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

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Arts, English and Languages

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Art and design (2008)

Accreditations (PSRB)

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 Master of Arts in Arts Management is to offer students a high quality teaching and learning environment that provides 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:

Critically reflect and make judgments in the light of evidence and argument

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Coursework essays, practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Coursework essays, practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

Undertake and conduct sustained enquiry

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Coursework essays, practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

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

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays, practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays, practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

Develop independent and sophisticated insights into their chosen discipline and demonstrate these through the undertaking of independent research projects

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays, practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

Demonstrate specialist knowledge deriving from research in their chosen discipline

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays, practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Plan and undertake independent research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays and practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

Conduct library and bibliographic research skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions and independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays and practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/research consultancy project

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions and independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays and practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/research consultancy project

Effectively communicate in oral and written expression to a range of audiences

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work, online discussions and independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays and practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

Utilise IT skills for professional use

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays and practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

Engage in independent learning and research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays and practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/consultancy research project

Demonstrate practical skills in a work-based or equivalent context

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, group work and online discussions, independent study

Methods of Assessment

Course work essays and practice case study exercises and presentations and dissertation/research consultancy project

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 combining learning in lectures, seminars and invited talks and self-guided independent study, supporting them to reflect on how ideas and learning can be put into practice in the world of Arts Management.

Methods of Assessment

The normal methods of assessment are coursework essays and exercises in applying theory to practice case studies. 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, critical thinking skills 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 combining learning in lectures, seminars and invited talks and self-guided independent study, supporting them to reflect on how ideas and learning can be put into practice in the world of Arts Management.

Methods of Assessment

The normal methods of assessment are coursework essays and essays in applying theory to practice case studies . 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, critical thinking skills 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 combining learning in lectures, seminars and invited talks and self-guided independent study, supporting them to reflect on how ideas and learning can be put into practice in the world of Arts Management.

Methods of Assessment

The balance of theoretical coursework essays and practice case studies through various forms of assessment (group presentations, development of case study reports, business plans and strategies), simulate 'real world' scenarios and support students to translate theoretical knowledge and learning to practice.

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 combines lectures, seminars, online and group discussions, thus facilitating focussed discussions and independent critical thinking. Students are regularly expected to participate in group exercises and contribute to discussions. They play an active role in how topics are discussed.

Students are expected and supported to engage in independent reading, study and research in advance of seminars and lectures. This is required for all coursework assessments.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, presentations, case study practicals and group work

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 combines, lectures, seminars, online and group discussions, thus facilitating focused discussions and independent critical thinking.
Students are regularly expected to participate in group exercises and contribute to discussions. They play an active role in how topics are discussed.
Students are expected and supported to engage in independent reading, study and research in advance of seminars and lectures. This is required for all coursework assessments.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, presentations, case study practicals and group work

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Essential Skills in Arts and Cultural Industries Management

SCA7004

70

20

YES

10 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Contemporary Issues in Arts and Cultural Industries Management

SCA7003

70

20

YES

10 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Professional Development and Work Placement

SCA7005

70

20

YES

YES

20 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Students will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Management if they achieve a mark of at least 50% in 3 taught modules: SCA7003, SCA7004 and SCA7005 (60 CAT points). No other modules will be substituted.

There is a pre-requisite for SCA7004 - students must complete QUB online training in MS Excel - Excel 1 and Excel 2 http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs.

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.