BA(Hons) Arts Management
Study Arts Management @ LASALLE
The LASALLE Arts Management Programme offers a three year course of study intended for emerging arts managers. Located in Singapore with its comprehensive arts scene, private and public support structures, museums, theatres, festivals and local venues, the programme offers diverse opportunities for a comprehensive introduction to the field. You will have opportunities to study all aspects of this subject and to undertake internships, meet arts managers both locally and internationally, as well as to engage in research.
As a LASALLE Arts Management graduate, you will draw from exposure to numerous art forms, business, legal and entrepreneurial skills, and learn about cultural policy and diplomacy. You will be poised to become a leader in your field both in the region and beyond.
The BA(Hons) Arts Management Programme offers an interdisciplinary curriculum and aims to produce graduates equipped with a depth of knowledge and understanding about the environment of the arts. The comprehensive course of studies is designed to enable our graduates to mediate between artists and their audiences, and become effective arts managers.
The learning environment concentrates on developing a range of analytical, reflective and communication skills in order to enable you to become an articulate and skilled Arts Manager.
Arts Management Clusters
The programme focuses on the artistic, business and policy dimensions of the cultural and creative industries with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary learning environment that values the balance of theoretical and practice-based learning. The learning environment concentrates on developing a range of analytical, professional and communication skills in order to enable you to become articulate and reflective arts managers and leaders in the cultural and creative industries. As such, the programme is designed within the framework of four required clusters of study:
- History and Contextual Studies
- Principles of Arts Management
- Arts Management Practice (including Projects and Internship)
- Academic skills, Communications and Research
Level 1 constitutes an introduction to the programme and establishes its methodological and practical base. It presents the different disciplines and theoretical approaches needed for the study of arts management and provides an historical, social and artistic framework for critical reflection and consideration. You will take part in practical placements in arts working environments, and be exposed to art showcases and industry professionals.
Level 2 allows you to be intensely involved in inquiry and analysis of theories and issues in the arts. You will apply fundamental tools and skills acquired in Level 1 to a range of professional arts contexts. In addition, you will be given hands-on practical experience in realising an arts management project in an actual professional setting in Singapore.
Level 3 provides you with the opportunity to acquire critical professional skills relevant to contemporary practice, through coursework as well as through a required 300 hour internship. In this final year topics covered include Arts Policy, Arts Law and Arts Leadership. You will complete your programme of study with a 9,000 – 10,000 word research dissertation.
Career Paths: Arts Administrator/Manager; General Manager; Marketing/Public Relations Manager; Exhibition Manager; Event and Operations Manager; Programme Manager; Sponsorship Manager; Education Manager in small and medium public and private arts, culture or heritage organisations; Policy Maker or Community Liaison Manager in government agencies; Festival Manager; Theatre Manager; Curator