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BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre & Events Course Overview BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre & Events  Course Overview

Our course gives you the skills, experience and contacts you need to have a sustained career as a manager in the creative and performing arts. 

Starting with a broad curriculum that allows you to explore and discover the many roles that exist, you then specialise - expanding your skills and knowledge as you build a portfolio of creative and enterprising projects that you have managed.

Accreditated By:

Accredited by Billboard Top Music

What You Will

Study

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Student

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    "The course is highly practical. You create a business plan and are then given the chance to manage that as a real project. That, and working on outside projects, gave you the confidence to know that you could do it and I don’t think you get that anywhere else."

    Chris Meehan - Vice President of Royalty Management Services Sentric Music/Utopia (Graduated 2006)

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    "I had access to hands on, real world industry experience and I wasn’t waiting for my first job to apply my new skills. The education I received has been completely invaluable."

    Beth Hogan - Project coordinator, Home of Metal (Graduated 2010)

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    "Everything you’re taught is transferable to the area you want to work in. The key thing that the course offers you is the breadth of opportunities to work out what takes your fancy, what you’re good at, and how to get better at things."

    Molly Johnson - Creative executive, Sentric Music (Graduated 2021)

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    "Liverpool a great place to take risks. There is a lot more room for new ideas and new promoters here than there might be in London or Manchester."

    Abby Meysenberg - Director, Bed and Breakfast Live Music, BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre and Events (Graduated 2020)

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How You Will

Study

  • Masterclass
    Masterclass
  • Group Work
    Group Work
  • Independent study
    Independent study
  • Workshops
    Workshops
  • Tutorials
    Tutorials
  • Lectures
    Lectures

How You Will Be

Assessed

You will be assessed through practical and written work. You will produce and manage and deliver a range of projects and creative products, taking on an increasing amount of responsibility. You will provide essays, business-style reports and reflective evaluations of your work. You will also be required to participate in individual and group presentations and a small number of written exams.

Practical/written work ratio

50% practical work / 50% written assignments

Validated By:

Liverpool John Moores University

What Our

Graduates Do

LIPA graduates from this course work in the creative and performing arts industries in event
management, theatre production, organising arena tours, managing and representing music artists, marketing, publishing, promotion, video production and managing social media. Their career achievements have included:

Tabitha Hughes (2022)

Production assistant, Bolton Octagon Theatre.

Patrick Joseph (2022)

Marketing intern (paid), EMI Records.

George Pomford (2022)

Creative assistant, Sentric Music Publishing.

Emma Clarke (2021)

Talent and resource assistant, ITV.

Michaela Munden (2021)

Researcher, This Morning, ITV.

Paige Bithell (2019)

Business development representative at Soho Music.

Joshua Davies (2018)

TV marketing executive for Viacom CBS, with the focus on Channel 5 and its digital channels.

Liam McMullan (2017)

Theatre producer with GBL Productions.

Hannah Pearce (2017)

Visitor services manager at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Tom Hendrick Uebelgunn (2017)

Product manager for Universal Music, Germany.

Ashley True (2016)

Production supervisor at The O2 for AEG.

James Pyrah (2015)

Head of marketing & ticketing for The Warehouse Project and Parklife festival.

Max Emmerson (2015)

Producer, Leeds Playhouse.

Lauren Zawadzki (2014)

Co-founder of award-winning event company Deco Publique, which was crowned Lancashire’s Cultural Organisation of the Year in 2019.

Chris Meehan (2006)

Vice President of Royalty Management Services Sentric Music/Utopia

Vanessa Bakewell (2001)

Head of music, Facebook

Ed Millett (2001)

Co-founder of artist management company, Tap Music. Clients include Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Rey.

Entry

Requirements

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UCAS tariff points required from level 3 qualifications

For example:

  • A Levels at grade C, C, and C or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: MMM  
  • BTEC Diploma: DD
  • T Level: P (C+) 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Pass including 96 points from Higher Level subjects

You also need 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above including English and Maths or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): if you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

5.5

IELTS or above

You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). We also accept other English language examination equivalents. You can find out more about English Language requirements here 

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. You can find out more about qualifications from specific countries here

Mature applicants (aged 21+). If you do not hold the academic qualifications but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply.  

Educational qualifications are important but limited in what they can tell us about you.

Your natural ability, your fit with what and how we teach, your growth and your potential are also key factors in our admission process. We can’t evaluate these solely on your educational achievements, so no matter which course you are applying for, we look for the following attributes on your application and at the interview stage.

Key

Attributes

1

Knowledge, Ability and Experience

We’d like you to tell us about any experience you have of managing music, entertainment, theatre or event projects. This might include promoting gig or club nights, managing a band, providing front of house or box office support for performances or helping organise other aspects of projects and events.

2

Commitment

We’re keen to hear about any management experience you have outside your school qualifications. Tell us about any extra-curricular projects at school or college or if you have volunteered or gained work experience at a local theatre, arts centre, music venue, festival or radio station. If you’ve organised your own event then tell us about this. We understand that distance or cost may have made this difficult, so sometimes telling us how you’ve shown commitment and enterprise in gaining experience can be enough.

3

Ability To Work Effectively with Others

While you’re with us (and in your professional work) you’ll work with a range of people including students, teachers and industry professionals, so it’s essential that you can work well with others. We’d like to see that you can take direction and feedback well, listen to others and offer support and constructive feedback.

4

Broad Interest and Engagement

We look for evidence that you are curious about the world around you and want to engage with all aspects of the course you’re applying for and the wide range of opportunities we offer.

5

Self-Awareness

We’d like to know why you’re applying to us and how you think the course you’re applying for will help you to grow and achieve your career aspirations. We’d like to see that you understand your strengths and weaknesses and how we can support you.

6

A Spirit of Enterprise

We want you to be able to work on your own initiative and see that you’re interested in creating your own opportunities. You may have been involved in creative projects which weren’t part of your regular school/college curriculum, or if you haven’t had the chance to do this, you might have ideas and ambitions which you can tell us about.

  • "At LIPA raw talent is refined with expert tuition. Inspiration is introduced to technique."

    Steve Lewis
    Music and media consultant. Former deputy managing director of Virgin Records and managing director of Virgin Publishing, CEO of the Music Division of Chrysalis Group

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  • "Your management students know what they are talking about and their employment record is outstanding."

    Nick Starr
    Former executive director, National Theatre; executive director, London Theatre Company

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  • "I developed the foundation for producing during my time there. The Management degree was an invaluable tool to me. I genuinely didn’t think there was anything else out there like it. And I still don’t. "

    Lynette Howell Taylor
    Oscar-nominated producer of A Star is Born and LIPA Management graduate

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Statement

This course will be subject to revalidation for 2023 entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our course changes information