You’ll gain experience with major events organisations, specialising in business, sports, celebratory or music events and make the most of our unrivalled location in the festival county of Gloucestershire. You’ll learn from experienced events specialists and benefit from our partnerships with international events organisations such as Millbrook Venues, Concert Live and Silverstone.
You’ll use industry-standard software to design and deliver events for external clients, learning to manage events on all scales. You’ll undertake work experience each year with the option to spend a year in industry on the four-year sandwich course. Students have recently worked for Concert Live, Collection 26, the Natural History Museum, Silverstone, BMW, Sea Pines Resort (USA) and Gloucestershire-based Wychwood Music Festival.
You’ll also get opportunities to gain international events experience with the possibility of going on an overseas field trip and work placement in the USA.
This course combines theory and practice to develop creativity from problem solving and event design to management planning and pitching. You’ll work in teams and independently to develop your professional expertise, ready for your career.
In your first year, you’ll establish core events management skills, after which you can tailor the course to match your interests and career goals. You can choose to specialise in one of our four specialisms – business, sports, celebratory or musical and cultural events – or shape your degree to focus on management areas such as events marketing or new product development.