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Arts & Cultural Management MA

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Delivered from one of the world's cultural capitals, this MA is designed to meet the complex needs of today's arts and cultural managers and professionals. With its distinctive mix of theoretical, and arts-based knowledge and skills development, you will learn how to apply creative leadership and ethical principles in managing artistic excellence, cultural heritage, audience diversity and financial sustainability, at local and global levels.

Key benefits

  • Kick-start your career through focused teaching.
  • Insights into management, planning and leadership.
  • Gain knowledge of arts and culture across national and international contexts.
  • Strong links with London's cultural organisations.
  • Lectures and workshops delivered by, and in partnership with, leading arts and cultural industry professionals.
  • Emphasis on creativity and arts-based learning.

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Employability

We expect the graduates of this new MA to move on to arts and cultural managerial and other roles (e.g. producer, audience development, marketing officer, communications specialist, event coordinator, researcher, exhibition coordinator and policy officer) in a wide variety of institutional contexts and international locations.

Graduates from this programme have thus far gone on to a wide range of roles in the cultural and creative industries, for example, in museums and galleries, arts funding, performing arts management, freelance research, creative business development, arts administration, publishing, art marketing and local governance. Several of our students go on to do further academic research.

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Employability

We expect the graduates of this new MA to move on to arts and cultural managerial and other roles (e.g. producer, audience development, marketing officer, communications specialist, event coordinator, researcher, exhibition coordinator and policy officer) in a wide variety of institutional contexts and international locations.

Graduates from this programme have thus far gone on to a wide range of roles in the cultural and creative industries, for example, in museums and galleries, arts funding, performing arts management, freelance research, creative business development, arts administration, publishing, art marketing and local governance. Several of our students go on to do further academic research.

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful, and you are required to meet any conditions and/or you need a Student Visa to study at King’s.

King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

  • The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is 7 January 2023 (23:59 UK time). 

Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for this programme after the above deadline, your application may be automatically withdrawn and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund. 

  • Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on 6 March 2023 (23:59 UK time). The programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below if there are places still available:
  • Overseas (international) fee status: 24 July 2023 (23:59 UK time)
  • Home fee status: 24 August 2023 (23:59 UK time)

After the first application deadline, the programme will close at any point once it is full. Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline, and we are unable to process further offers because places are filled and we close the course before the final application deadline.

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