Arts, Festival and Cultural Management

Queen Margaret University


This course is suitable for graduates who wish to add a vocational management emphasis to their first degree and for those with equivalent professional qualifications or experience. You may find it particularly suitable if you studied the arts and humanities at undergraduate level and want to move into arts and cultural management. The course also works well for people with significant workplace experience who want to gain a formal qualification in a flexible manner.

The work of arts and cultural managers is becoming more complex and significant in our rapidly changing domestic and international environment. Cultural organisations and festivals are in a period of fundamental, pervasive and long-term change; managers must deal with a host of dramatic and often contradictory demands and challenges. There is a growing need for graduates with more holistic and integrated perspectives regarding the management of cultural organisations and the political, economic, social and environmental conditions in which they function.

You can exit after 6 months with PgCert Arts, Festival and Cultural Management

You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Arts, Festival and Cultural Management

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent or significant work experience in cultural organisations or festivals.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Public Relations

SCQF Level