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Live Event Production (Top-up) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    N821

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time
    2 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £9,250

    Part Time: £1,450

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,750

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


Our BA Live Event Production Top Up is a one year taught programme for those wishing to achieve a BA (Honours) degree in Live Event Production (Top Up). The course provides a range of opportunities for students to learn about the various practical aspects of producing live events in a supportive educational environment.

Updated 08/09/2020

Highlights


  • Study trip opportunities
  • Flexible study time
  • International scholarships available

Course Content


  • Our Live Event Production Top-Up course is delivered by a dedicated academic team with a broad range of practical industry experiences who also have a variety of research interests related to events, particularly in the areas of event production, including project management, marketing, consumer behaviour, event impacts and legacies.

    The course enables you to experience the responsibilities of delivering a live event whilst studying theory and techniques, allowing you to put your learning to practice. You will also have the opportunity to occasionally take voluntary work experience with external stakeholders. The practical element of the course allows you to develop critical employability skills desired by the industry and provides ample opportunities for self-reflection and personal and professional development.

    With the current situation the nature of events changes every day, but the Events Management programme team are observing industry responses to the pandemic and feeding that into our teaching and learning. So the events you will be organising during your years of study might be different from what previous students have done before, but it will follow all of the industry and relevant government guidelines to make sure the events our students run are safe, whilst still contributing to a range of great causes in our local community.

      • Module code: LEI3012
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with a critical understanding of event impacts and legacies so that the practioners of the future are equipped to strategically plan and manage events in line with the principles of sustainability.
      • Module code: LEI3014
        Status: Compulsory
        This module provides a framework for analysis of the strategic nature and dynamics of tourist destinations and the challenges facing destination managers responsible for the planning management and marketing of tourism destinations. The module seeks to demonstrate the opportunities for hosts visitors and other tourism stakeholders to achieve their agendas and maximise their benefits in a balanced way without compromising the future. The module has a broad strategic management and international focus and is designed to provide students with a subject specialism in the field of destination management.
      • Module code: LEI3023
        Status: Compulsory
        This module examines the concept of mega-events and their global use as a catalyst for urban regeneration social cultural and economic development of host cities / nations. It seeks to equip students with a critical appreciation of how legacies can be achieved through effective management of event impacts and regeneration.
      • Module code: LEI3024
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to produce a live event in a holistic manner taking into account the nature of events as market offerings and appreciating the requirements of the range of business functions within events (e.g. event design finance marketing supply chain management sponsorship etc.) and production tools that support this.
      • Module code: LEI4002
        Status: Compulsory
        This module enables students to independently carry out an investigation of a current 'industry' or 'sector' issue relevant to their degree and their professional development. The students will make use of relevant academic concepts to structure their investigation and then collect and analyse a sample of secondary data.
  • What are the methods of learning for this course?

    For this course you can expect taught study to be approximately 12 hours per week through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. We also recommend that you spend approximately 15 hours per week in self-directed study time.

    What are the assessments for this course?

    You will be assessed through group and individual tasks including live event projects, business reports, essays, as well as oral and multi-media presentations.

    Are there any special features on this course?

    • This course is delivered by a dedicated academic team that specialise in a variety of distinctive research themes including Events Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Stakeholder Management, Project Management and Mega-Events.
    • You will have the chance to contribute to the delivery of a live or virtual event giving you valuable experience and the opportunity to put your learning to practice.
    • The Events, Tourism & Hospitality subject team also aims to provide a regional or national study trip annually to a venue or event. In some cases you may be required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.

    Are there any study trips* on this course?

    You will also have the opportunity to participate in optional study trips to a UK as well as a European destination. The cost of the optional trip to a UK destination would not normally exceed £85 for travel, tours and accommodation, whilst the cost of the optional trip to Europe would not normally exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. Please note you may need to allow an additional £100 for your expenses.

    *Future study trips are dependent on Government and local travel guides related to Covid-19.

  • You will need to hold a recognised Undergraduate Diploma, such as an HND or equivalent from a UK education provider (or an international equivalent) in Events Management or related area, such as Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Leisure Management or Marketing to be eligible for this course.

    We accept applications from a broad range of educational backgrounds, especially if you have previously studied Events Management, Hospitality, Tourism or Marketing. If you have studied other subject areas such as Business and Management then we also encourage you to apply for this course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    The study trip to a UK city and a European destination are optional. The cost in previous years for a UK city has not exceeded £85 for travel, tours and accommodation, whilst the cost of the optional trip to Europe should not exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. You will need to allow an additional £100 for your expenses.

    There is an annual regional or national study trip to a venue or event. In some cases you will be required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £13,750

    For more information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    The study trip to a UK city and a European destination are optional. The cost in previous years for a UK city has not exceeded £85 for travel, tours and accommodation, whilst the cost of the optional trip to Europe should not exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. You will need to allow an additional £100 for your expenses.

    There is an annual regional or national study trip to a venue or event. In some cases you will be required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,750

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Choose from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    International Special Events Management MSc

  • Atlanta’s Story

    Atlanta Lloyd has topped off a year’s industry placement by organising an event fit for a future king.

    “It was the perfect event to finish my placement with,” said Atlanta. “Having a royal visitor was an extra challenge for me. It meant I had to plan every minute of the event and spent time working with the Palace’s close protection team to make sure everything would go smoothly.”

    Find out more about Atlanta’s planning for Prince William.

    Photo of graduate Atlanta Lloyd.

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Careers and Employability


A wide range of employment opportunities exist within this exciting industry.

Events Managers are employed across many sectors, including, festivals, conferences, exhibitions and special events such as weddings and product launches.

You may also find employment in other roles such as marketing, public relations, hospitality and tourism or you might choose to launch your own business.