Business and Management with a Year in Industry

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.9 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:3613 Duration:36 months

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This unique degree introduces you to creative, practical and organisational approaches to devising a range of exciting live events from street performances to product launches; from installations to community celebrations. The programme helps you to find ways of making extraordinary acts of imagination come to life.

During your degree, you might project images onto architecture; transform vacant buildings into realms of the strange; make processions with giant puppets; create a personalised rite of passage; or launch a ship. You learn and deploy many vocational approaches and skills, and develop teamworking methods, problem-solving strategies, and great communication skills. You will also come to understand what these spectacles and experiences contribute to our culture and our public life; you will investigate their contexts and effects.

We have dedicated design, production and presentation facilities in a number of converted period buildings on The Historic Dockyard, Chatham. These include an equipped AV theatre, a state-of-the-art lighting rig, design software on Intel iMacs and a construction/making space. We involve many professionals in delivering the course, ensuring that it is as current and relevant as possible.


Our programme gives you the confidence to pursue your own ideas and the ability to communicate those ideas effectively to others. We teach you how to work to tight deadlines and how to operate within high-pressure situations.

Potential careers include: creative events design, celebratory arts worker (designing carnivals and similar events), party planner/wedding designer, designer of corporate events, brand events and launches, performance production or stage manager, designer of educational or heritage events, conference organiser, arts administrator, and culture/arts/tourism officer. Careers in advertising, design, performance, communications, and retail are also open to you.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 14860 Year (Non-EEA)

Start date September 2015 28 September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
  • Total Kent credits: 360
  • Total ECTS credits: 180
Credits 360
  • Total Kent credits: 360
  • Total ECTS credits: 180
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Course structure

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • CR300 - Contexts and Case Studies in Creative Events
  • CR301 - Realising the Creative Idea
  • CR307 - Production Practice
  • CR308 - Industrial and Regional Research
  • CR309 - Visual Communication
  • CR310 - The Fundamentals of Event Design

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • CR500 - The Business of Event Production
  • CR523 - Celebratory Performance
  • CR524 - Digital and Interactive Media in Live Events and Performance
  • CR525 - The Brand Experience

Year in industry

The Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year in industry and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings, and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace.

The year in industry also gives you the opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate.

The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • CR505 - Creative Events Dissertation
  • CR506 - Project Pitch
  • CR510 - Independent Project Realisation
  • CR516 - Scenography for Creative Events
  • CR522 - Installations and Interventions in the PublicRealm

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 85

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.


Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
  • A level


  • Access to HE Diploma

The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.

  • International Baccalaureate

34 points overall or 16 at HL

International students

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements.

Please note that if you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes through Kent International Pathways.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
  • English Language Requirements

Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

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