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The Artist's Toolbox (THTR20023)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeTHTR20023
Summer Term
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This subject introduces the ‘nuts and bolts’ of Arts Management: a practical exploration into the key disciplines required to make a creative idea into a reality. It aims to ‘lift the veil’ of the industry to reveal the core systems common in the plans of implementation and to de mystify the process of producing an artistic project.

Intended learning outcomes

Students completing this subject should be able to understand:
• the relevance of arts administration in practice, to facilitate artistic outcomes;
• the realities of delivering artistic services into the ‘marketplace’;
• the broad arena in which artistic events happen, beyond the stage;
• the multi level agendas that can drive the commissioning of works and their potential impact on the core idea;
• collaboration in practice, embracing difference to enrich process and outcomes;
• how to ask the right people the right questions;
• how to creatively respond to a brief;
• how to write a scope of work, with key deliverables;
• how to schedule a project;
• how to collate a projected budget;
• and identify the key resources required to actualise an idea;
• the responsibility required to ‘wrap up’ and manage working relationships.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate:
• an ability to interpret, translate and execute ideas in a broader environment;
• an ability to determine the technical and artistic implications of a project;
• advanced communication skills (written, visual and oral);
• an understanding of professional standards required for arts management.

Last updated: 16 June 2018