Event and Festival Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)

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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
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Course Details

This Foundation Degree course offers an opportunity to gain both practical and academic training in the skills and knowledge required to work within the thriving and varied festivals and events industry. The course is flexible and can be studied part time or full time and applications from mature learners with relevant experience are particularly welcome.

Throughout the Event and Festival Management course, you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of practical assessment as well as assessment of written work and portfolios. You will also undertake group and individual work placements that enhance your knowledge of the industry and look excellent on your CV.

Teaching and learning will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops and industry placement.

Guest speakers with substantial industry involvement will form a key aspect of delivery and the opportunity for placement within a variety of festival projects will further enhance undergraduates’ learning.

You will study a range of core modules, including:

FdA Year 1:

  • An Introduction to Event and Festival Management
  • Themes and Concepts of Events and Festivals
  • Principles and Practices of Marketing Communications for Events and Festivals
  • Services Marketing for Events and Festivals
  • Event and Festival Policies and Politics
  • Understanding the Risks and Planning of Events and Festivals

FdA Year 2:

  • Managing and Resourcing Events and Festivals
  • Events and Festival Promotion, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Techniques and Impact Assessment for the Events and Festival Industries
  • Event and Festival Safety Management
  • Fieldwork Project
  • Research Project
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
Two years, full time or three years, part time.
Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.

Please call our Careers Advice team on 0151 353 4444 for more information.

Primary contact:
Samantha Murray
Email: samantha.murray@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Karen Grant
Email: karen.grant@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.