United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Business in the Arts

when 3 July 2017 - 25 August 2017
language English
duration 8 weeks
credits 15 ECTS
fee GBP 4600

This programme is designed to equip participants with skills and knowledge relevant to the arts and entertainment business.
The core course is comprised of lectures delivered by academics at the University of Edinburgh Business School in the areas of marketing, finance, accounting, operations management, entrepreneurship and human resource management. This is supplemented by sessions from key figures drawn from the arts industry.

An internship experience with a Fringe Festival organisation is the third and final component of the course. Internships are, where possible, matched with students skills, experience and career goals to provide students with the best possible experience.

Course leader

Professor Susan Murphy

Target group

2 years of undergraduate study

Course aim

The course aims to provide non-business majors with relevant business knowledge that will prove beneficial in their future careers. Business majors will be provided with a holistic overview of the role of art in society.

The internship component will provide students with relevant work experience with an art sector employer operating within the Fringe Festival. Students will enhance their skills and business knowledge working at the biggest arts festival in the world and have the opportunity to gain experience in a huge array of different positions.

Credits info

The course is divided into three parts (each worth 10 credits, totalling 30 credits for the overall programme).

Business and the Arts I
Business and the Arts II
The Internship

Fee info

GBP 4600: Accommodation fees are not included in the course fees.
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be made available on the summer school website when announced

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