BA (Hons) coursesCreative Events Management

Course Overview

Creative Event Managers conceive, plan and deliver all kinds of events, from pop-up happenings to large-scale music festivals, throughout the cultural industries.

On this course you’ll learn the skills necessary to take your place in this dynamic environment.

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The cultural and creative industries are a fast growing sector. The UK cultural industry alone is worth more than £80 billion to the national economy and employs 2.8 million people.

Creative events are at the heart of this — with music festivals, performances, installations, exhibitions, touring, fashion shows, carnivals and much more.

You can take a look at some of our most recent events here.

This course does not expect you to bring a portfolio of work to interview. Instead we will make a decision on your application based on the information in your UCAS application.

Practical skills and critical minds

Through theory, technique and practice our aim is to develop 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.

  • Create a live event on every year of the course
  • Work with creative practitioners and external clients, within the inspired context of Arts University Bournemouth
  • Teaching from staff with real experience of the cultural and creative industries, visits from industry practitioners and a six-week industry placement
  • Learn business planning and management skills, enabling you to lead and innovate

You can take a look at some of our student events here.

Where could this lead?

You will find our Alumni in senior positions across sector 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.


You can read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here.



Looking to spend less than 12 months in the UK to learn Creative Events Management? Take a look at our Study Abroad and Summer Courses.


(formerly known as Arts and Event Management)

  • QAA 2011

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