Creative event managers conceive, plan and deliver all kinds of events throughout the creative industries; from pop-ups to large-scale music festivals.
On this course you’ll learn the skills necessary to take your place in this dynamic environment.
What you'll study
Creative events are at the heart of the cultural and creative industries — with music festivals, performances, installations, exhibitions, touring, fashion shows, carnivals and much more. The UK events sector is currently worth £42.3 billion to the UK economy with over 25,000 businesses in the sector with 570,000 full-time jobs. The South West region hosts a number of world class events providing a significant boost to local tourism and economies. The course uses its wide network of industry contacts nationally and internationally, to provide students with live project experiences, guest lectures, placements and volunteering opportunities.
On this course, you’ll create a live event every year of the course and work with creative practitioners and external clients. We aim to create innovative, capable and creative professionals with practical skills and critical minds, able to flourish in the diverse landscape that is the creative and cultural industries.
BA (Hons) Creative Events Management combines creativity, business and management skills with the experience of staging a wide range of live events. In its twenty fifth year the course has an unrivalled reputation for placing graduates on a management career path in the specialist cultural or creative industries.
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Watch Our Videos
Watch Chris Huxley, Senior Lecturer for BA (Hons) Creative Events Management, share his insight into what makes a great event. You can also preview some of our student work.
What students are doing
Looking to find out more about what goes on on the course? You can browse our gallery of student work and take a look at some of the projects that current students have been working on.
Studios and Resources
At AUB, you’ll learn in flexible spaces with the very latest in digital technology.
We provide all the resources that you’ll find in an events business. You’ll be able to work with equipment sourced specifically for your live projects, including lighting, sound, projection, staging and exhibition materials.
A Window into Our Community
Staff on the course
Our team are specialists in disciplines that span the industry and have worked in the cultural and creative industries. You can read more about their experience by browsing their staff profiles below.
MA Electronic Graphics, BA(Hons) Graphic Design
As Course Leader and Principal Lecturer, Phil has over 35 years experience teaching in Higher and Further Education. After completing a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design, he has worked as a graphic designer, video producer and editor and ran a professional sound recording studio for several years. Early in his career he developed an interest in developing technologies leading to a Masters Degree in Electronic Graphics and design work in multimedia, web design and CD-Rom authoring. In 2000 Phil joined...Full profile
What Graduates are doing
AUB is proud to have been ranked second in Times University League Table for Graduate employment within the Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism subject area. Many of our Graduates have gone to do incredible things such as running festivals like Wilderness, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Boomtown and The End Of The Road Festival, working at venues like London’s Roundhouse and for companies like Spotify and ITV.
The Applicant Day
We’ll use the information in your UCAS application to make a decision on your application, including your personal statement and your qualifications. If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll make an offer and invite you to attend one of our Applicant Days. These give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet staff and have a tour of the AUB campus.
Studying at AUB
- Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here
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- Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs
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Our Careers and Employability Service is dedicated to supporting you in turning your creativity into a great career. You can read more about this here.