An application fee of £55 applies (non-refundable). To apply for a place on MA Arts & Cultural Management, please complete the online application process, myApplication, making sure to provide the required supporting documents:
Two references from previous or current academic tutors.
A complete or partial transcript of your first degree results. This is obtainable from your degree-awarding institution.
Create a new piece of writing specifically for your application (see guidelines below).
A personal statement of 500 words (following the guidelines below).
If English is not your first language, and your degree was not taught and assessed entirely in English, we require relevant English language qualifications to be provided. Please note that we will still be able to consider your application even if you do not yet have an English language certificate. In this case, any offer made will be given on more the condition that you meet King’s College London's English language requirements, which will be detailed in your offer letter.
In assessing your application we will look for the following: academic capabilities: broad understanding of arts and cultural management; and interest and ability in studying arts and cultural management. Your academic interests should match the broad themes that inform MA Arts and Cultural Management teaching, i.e. arts management, cultural theory and history, cultural production and consumption, cultural governance, and arts-based research. It is ideal that your career interests correspond to the sectors on which MA Arts and Cultural Management teaching focuses including performing arts, visual cultures, museums, galleries, arts and heritage, and digital culture.
Applicants must submit both a personal statement and a new piece of academic writing (details below). The personal statement should explain why you wish to apply for this programme and why you feel it matches your interests, academic background, and, if relevant, your career plans. The personal statement should be a maximum of 500 words, if you submit a personal statement which is longer than this it will not be accepted, and you will be required to submit a shorter version, thus delaying application assessment.
The piece of writing you should submit must address ONE of the following options, and should be 2,000 words in length:
1. Write a reflective piece about a current issue in arts management
2. Should governments subsidise the arts? Explain your answer using relevant examples to illustrate your points.
Your essay will demonstrate your ability to:
• Investigate the topic/question
• Source apposite material
• Undertake original research
• Construct a coherent argument.
Use appropriate evidence and source material to support your arguments, such as textbooks, journal articles, newspaper articles and internet sources. Please include AT LEAST five sources. Ensure that you cite these using the Harvard referencing system and provide a full bibliography at the end of your essay.
We will be using plagiarism software to check that your essay has not been submitted by another student or to another institution, either in whole or in part; if you are found to have plagiarised then your application will be immediately rejected. Our system will detect self-plagiarism, i.e. if you have submitted any portion of your essay to another UK institution; your essay must therefore be original and specific to this application.
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline was the 30th March 2018. Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 27th July 2018 or from UK/ EU nationals after 31st August 2018.