MA (Arts Management and Creative Producing)


NFQ Level 9, Major Award

This MA in Arts Management and Creative Producing is a full-time programme running for 12 months or a part-time programme running for 24 months. The course offers postgraduate training in arts leadership and management as well as providing essential practical skills in event organisation across a range of art forms including amongst others, theatre, opera, music, film, dance, literature, visual and performance art. The emphasis is on learning through a combination of professional practice in collaboration with the Cork Opera House as well as more traditional learning in a class room setting. Students take core modules on arts management and creative producing together with an end of year arts placement. Students will also have flexibility to choose from a suite of elective modules across the disciplines to suit their individual goals and needs. As a final project, and with mentorship/guidance from the teaching team, students will programme their own professional programme of work either on an online platform or in live presentation (depending on prevailing conditions) in collaboration with Cork Opera House.

Part-time Option

The part-time programme is taken over two years. Part-time students must take a minimum of 20 credits of taught modules in their first year. In Year Two part-time students take a minimum of 65 credits. For part-time students, the Final Project (dissertation) module is only available in the second year. 

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management and Creative Producing

Students who pass modules to the value of 60 credits and achieve an aggregate pass mark of 40% overall may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management and Creative Producing.

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements