The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
This innovative degree provides you with the skills and inside knowledge needed to work in event management.
During this course you’ll combine theory with practical work elements and gain a broad understanding of how events are planned, marketed, developed and run.
We’ll also give you a firm understanding of the music and live event business. You'll learn about the unique nature of working in music event management and look at a number of entrepreneurial approaches to the music business. You will also spend time exploring the social and cultural factors that affect the production and consumption of popular music.
More placements, more choices
Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
UCAS CODE: VFV4
This dynamic course is constantly developing in line with a fast-moving industry. You'll finish your degree with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills, ready to enter employment.
We have a strong teaching team at Bucks with a wealth of professional and academic experience.
From the very beginning of this course you’ll mix both theory and practice. You’ll spend time focusing on the trends shaping the event industry, with a strong emphasis on safety. You’ll take key modules in marketing, event strategy and hospitality. We’ll also teach you about events rights and merchandising, sustainability and logistics. In your first semester, you will then be expected to run your own event – Winterland – open to the public.
You will also be able to collaborate on assessed projects with other cohorts from within the School of Media and Creative Industries.
What are the course entry requirements?
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to firstname.lastname@example.org
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.
Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Foundation Year Modules
- Introduction to Music Management, Production and Performance
- Preparing for Success: Knowledge & Creativity
- Preparing for Success: Self Development & Responsibility
- Inquiry Based Learning
Year 1 Modules
- It's Not All Rock N Roll
- Licence to Thrill
- Event Hospitality
- Marketing and PR for Events
- Music Cultures
- Entertainment Industry Framework
- Managing your Brand
- Principles of Marketing
Year 2 Modules
- Event Management
- Venue Management and Concert Promotion
- Crowd Management & Visitor Safety
- Wedding Planning (optional)
- E Commerce for the Music Industry (optional)
- The Music Entrepreneur
Year 3 Modules
- Strategic Event Management
- Mosh Pit Politics
- Digital Music Marketing
- Music Industry Contracts
- Research Methods
How much does it cost
Full time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £9,250 per year
Full time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,500 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks