Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Festival & Event Management - Level 3 (UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma)

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Course Code: FE0339-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Qualification: UAL Extended Diploma in Performance & Production Arts Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Course aims

Festivals and events come in all different shapes and sizes and can be found in venues from theatres and stadiums, to fields and beaches. This exciting course will help you to plan, promote  and produce events in the theatre and music sector, including funding, legal and safety aspects. 

Our industry-experienced teachers will develop your management skills through projects, research and practical experience, at venues including our own professionally equipped theatre. The year culminates in a three week creative arts festival in which students take on key roles in planning, management and coordination.

Entry requirements

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths. 

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of the MET's Level 2 courses.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Promotion and marketing 
  • Funding and logistics 
  • Legal and safety requirements 
  • Research and critical awareness 
  • Planning and project management

Why this course at the MET?

Expert tutors with professional industry experience 

  • Learn in a creative environment at a dedicated arts campus 
  • Practical experience in our on-site professional theatre 
  • Fantastic facilities reflecting industry-standards
  • Links to industry and further progression

Northbrook MET is highly regarded in the theatre industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's Theatre Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting theatre scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.       

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.  

Close proximity to Brighton and London - both offering a wealth of theatre experiences.      

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the theatre courses running alongside music and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

Further study

You can progress to university level, either at the MET or at other universities. Related degrees at Northbrook MET include FdA Creative Industries Event Management and FdA/BA Music Business & Management.

Future careers:

  • Event manager
  • Concert promoter
  • Theatre marketing/PR
  • Festival organiser
Further study
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Arts officer, producer or director

Typical Tasks:

  • Chooses writers, scripts, technical staff and performers, and assumes overall responsibility for completion of project on time and within budget.
  • Directs actors, designers, camera team, sound crew and other production and technical staff to achieve desired effects.
  • Breaks script into scenes and formulates a shooting schedule that will be most economical in terms of time, location and sets.
  • Prepares rehearsal and production schedule for main events, design of sets and costumes, technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals.
  • Ensures necessary equipment, props, performers and technical staff are on set when required.
  • Manages health and safety issues.
  • Selects, contracts, markets and arranges for the presentation and/or distribution of performance, visual and heritage arts.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,954

AVERAGE £30,986

POTENTIAL £53,898

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Conference or exhibition manager/organiser

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses conference and exhibition requirements with clients and advises on facilities.
  • Develops proposal for the event, and presents proposal to client.
  • Allocates exhibition space to exhibitors.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks, and co-ordinates the activities of designers, crafts persons, technical staff, caterers and other events staff.
  • Liaises closely with venue staff to ensure smooth running of the event.
  • Ensures that Health and Safety and other statutory regulations are met.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,308

AVERAGE £26,462

POTENTIAL £49,745

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
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