If you are interested in increasing your knowledge of the arts sector, your project management skills and your understanding of arts education and marketing principles - or if you simply wish to have a creative and critical environment in which to develop your own project ideas - then this year-long, part-time programme is for you.
How to apply
Application deadlines and interviews
We recommend you apply as early as possible. Later applications may also be considered, subject to availability of places.
Arts Management (Graduate Diploma) (Part-time)
You take 3 compulsory modules.
Arts Management and Arts Policy in Context is taken in the autumn term, Understanding Audiences is taken in the spring term and Creative Practice is taken in the summer term.
You need to have successfully completed a Level 4 course (or international equivalent), such as a Certificate of Higher Education or Foundation Degree in a relevant discipline, or to have a BA/BSc in another subject or relevant work experience.
Accreditation for prior learning or experience may be considered, especially for applicants with an employment portfolio in arts management.
Applicants will be assessed from their application form and by a short interview and written task.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Part-time home/EU students: £
paPart-time overseas students: £
Payment and Fees Discounts
Funding and Financial Support
Careers and employability
Graduates can pursue careers in education, museums/galleries, and the creative arts. Possible professions include higher education lecturer, museum/gallery curator, or arts administrator. This degree may also be useful in various roles in the creative industries, as well as in becoming a community arts worker or multimedia specialist.
Find out more about these professions.
Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.
We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.
Teaching and assessment
Sessions are based around project development workshops, discussions of reading and case studies, and group work. Site visits, lectures, guest speakers, group activities, student presentations and tutorials will all be used to create a varied learning experience.
By coursework. For the Arts Management module this will be two 2000-word critical essays; for the Understanding Audiences module a 2000-word arts education project, 1500-word marketing plan and 10-minute oral/visual presentation; and for the Creative Practice module a 3000-word project proposal and 10-minute presentation.
These forms of assessment will be used to develop and assess your critical abilities, writing skills, public presentation skills, creative thinking, and awareness of logistical and practical considerations, as relevant to the identified key skills of an arts manager.