BA(Hons) Arts Management
Study Arts Management @ LASALLE
The LASALLE BA(Hons) Arts Management Programme offers a three year course of study intended for aspiring arts managers. Located in Singapore with its stimulating and extensive arts scene, the programme offers diverse opportunities to study all key aspects of the field, to acquire professional experience through placements and internships, meet and learn from professional arts managers both local and international, and to engage in
research in a topic of your choice.
The programme is designed as an interdisciplinary curriculum. You will draw from exposure to numerous art forms; acquire an understanding of the needs of both artists/creators and audiences or consumers; acquire business, communication, and entrepreneurial skills; and learn about legal frameworks, cultural policy and diplomacy. You will be poised to become a leader in your field, both in the region and beyond.
Arts Management Clusters
The programme emphasises a balance of theoretical and practice-based learning, and is designed within a
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