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Arts with Business Management

Introduction

Are you a business person who enjoys the Arts or are you an Arts Practitioner and interested in learning about the business end of your field while you continue to practice?  Do you love the Arts, are a natural organiser and would love a change of career?  Or are you interested in pursuing a degree in this field? 

This course is designed to provide you with a diverse knowledge and understanding of the Arts as well as the core skills to perform as an effective administrator in this field.

Career Opportunities

Ireland’s strong participation in the Arts is reflected in the broad range of opportunities that exist in this area. Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Arts Centres
  • Theatres
  • Regional Arts Boards
  • Community Arts Organisations
  • Disability Arts Organisations
  • Arts Councils

Course Structure

Core Elements
  • Arts Event Management
  • Sales and Marketing Management
  • Exhibition Techniques
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Arts and the Community
  • Theatre Studies
  • History and Appreciation of Art and Design
  • Course Code

  • ABM
  • Duration

  • 1 year – full time September to May
  • Number of places

  • 30
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 20 approx
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 days
Testimonial

Having come from an artistic background, my particular area of interest for joining the course was in the planning and organisation of exhibitions and the management of art galleries.  I have been able to build on the skills I learned, such as preparing my work for exhibition and marketing it.  The insights gained from guest speakers working in the arts sector have been very helpful in focusing my career.  The most challenging and rewarding part of the course for me was my involvement in the successful organisation and staging of various events, as part of a team of equally enthusiastic people.  I appreciated learning from tutors who were experts in their field.  I found the field trips and talks by visiting speakers very stimulating and meant that the course never became monotonous.  I am currently undergoing practical training with a view to starting my own art business. I hope to be able to put into practice much of what I learned at BFEI.

- Robert Kelly, ABM Graduate 2015 -

Support Elements
  • Study Skills
  • Career Advice and CV Preparation
  • Field Trips
Assessment and certification
  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of work submitted during the year and exams.
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Arts Administration (6M3618). 

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Entry Requirements

  • You will need to have a QQI Level 5 qualification or equivalent. 
  • If you are a mature student (aged 21 or over) and do not hold the Leaving Certificate, then you are welcome to apply. Each application will be assessed individually. 

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first come basis, following the outcome of the personal Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will also be advised on course costs and registration details.

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.

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