The BA (Hons) Event and Venue Management with Foundation Year course is a popular choice if you wish to gain employment in this exciting and rapidly expanding industry. It is of particular benefit if you are looking to start up your own events business or if you are already an events professional looking to enhance your career prospects. The course equips you with an events management portfolio of knowledge and skills so that you can consider the diverse work opportunities available in the events industry on a regional, national and international level.
The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.
Semester 1 Starters:
Year 1 (Foundation)
3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)
3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)
3MG001 Introduction to Management (20 Credits)
3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)
3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)
3IM001 Business Decision Making (20 Credits)
4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)
4LI011 Academic Skills (20 Credits)
4LI001 Introduction to Events and Venues (20 Credits)
4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)
4LI007 Employability: The World of Work (20 Credits)
4LI009 Venue Design and Management (20 Credits)
5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)
5LI018 Services Marketing (20 Credits)
5LI007 Functions and Special Events (20 Credits)
5HR002 Leading and Managing in Organisations (20 Credits)
5LI005 Employability: Managing Finance and Human Resources (20 Credits)
5LI017 Research Themes in Events 20 SEM2 Core (20 Credits)
6LI011 Sustainability and Events and Venues or 6LI024 The Wedding Experience (20 Credits)
6MK002 Marketing Strategy 20 SEM1 or 6BU009 Social Enterprise in Context or 6BE001 Creating and Starting a New Business Venture or 6BE002 Strategies for Building Business Success (20 Credits)
6LI022 Research, Interpretation and Analysis (20 Credits)
6BU008 Strategy and Consultancy (20 Credits)
6LI012 Managing Digital Events and Venues (20 Credits)
6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)
Whilst studying with us, you will learn about the dynamic global marketplace within which events venues operate, gain a working understanding of digital technologies, and develop entrepreneurship and business skills that will help you to plan, organise and stage events.
The events industry is enjoying rapid growth regionally, nationally and internationally due to the scope of the industry sector and the range of employment opportunities available, such as the management of large music venues, sports stadia, tourist attractions, multi-retail outlets, and cultural festivals. Investment by governments, the creative industries, and sporting bodies, in events as a vehicle for the regeneration of cities, has resulted in destinations worldwide branding themselves as potential and suitable hosts for large profile events such as London 2012, European Capital of Culture and The Edinburgh Festival. Continuous investment in the events industry has also meant more new purpose built venues are developed in which to house events, for example the O2 arena.
Upon graduation you can expect to enter a number of roles in the events sector, gain career progression or set up your own events business. Diverse opportunities can be found worldwide from management of venues and stadia, conferencing in hotels, staging corporate, local authority or charity events, arts and music festivals, and running your own business.
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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