Duration:
3 years full-time | Direct entry available

Location:
Confetti Nottingham Campus, NTU

UCAS course code:
N820

Institution code:
N91

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Our BA Event Management degree in Nottingham helps you turn your passion for bringing people together into a fulfilling career.

You’ll gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in planning, organising, and executing various types of events. From music festivals to corporate events, comedy to sports matches, this degree will give you everything you need to succeed. 

Become a master of organisation as you delve into the intricacies of event planning, logistics, and execution. Whether it’s coordinating with vendors, managing timelines, or troubleshooting on the fly, you’ll develop the skills needed to ensure every event runs seamlessly from start to finish.

You’ll forge lifelong connections with fellow students, industry professionals, and mentors. Through work placements, networking events, and hands-on projects, you’ll build a strong support system that will propel you to success in your career.

This course is for you if:

  • you enjoy live events, music, festivals, community and open air events, local experiences, game nights, and VIP experiences
  • you are good at working with others, collaborating and being a strong team player, creating plans, working documents and marketing content
  • you are great at managing your own time and are a proactive doer
  • you are excited by event experiences and performance

Progression route

MA in Events Management  at our Nottingham or London campuses

Clearing 2024

  • 88 UCAS pointsfrom up to four qualifications.

Spaces are limited, so call NTU’s Clearing hotline on 0115 848 6000 to secure your place.

2025 entry

  • Standard offer: 112 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications
  • Contextual offer (UK only): 104 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications

To find out what qualifications have tariff points, please use our tariff calculator.

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU and Confetti offer a student experience like no other and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here but who may have faced barriers that make it more difficult to access university.

Find out how we assess your application.

We accept qualifications from all over the world – check yours here:

English language entry requirements

You can meet our language requirements by successfully completing our pre-sessional English course for an agreed length of time, or by submitting the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors. Find out more about advisors in your country.

This degree is validated by Nottingham Trent University. You can apply through UCAS.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Live Event Practice (40 Credit Points)

During this module students will undertake practice in design, planning and delivery of a range of live events. You’ll work collaboratively with your peers and stakeholders to produce work across a range of small to medium scale events.

With Confetti owning its own events venues, you’ll be able to develop essential skills in planning events such as live music gigs, live streaming, corporate and community events.

Marketing and Promotion (20 credit points)

Great marketing is the backbone to any successful event. Throughout this module, you’ll study the underpinning theory and develop your understanding of marketing and promotion in live events.

You’ll learn, explore and practice the necessary skills to carry out effective market research. Through theory and practice, you’ll learn how to successfully market and promote an event, meeting the needs and expectations of the attendees and key stakeholders.

The Event Industry (20 credit points)

The event industry is fast paced and ever changing. In this module you’ll investigate current trends and practices, keeping up-to-date with all the happenings of the local, national, and global events industry.

You’ll explore your own strengths and weaknesses and develop your educational and career opportunities through taught and self guided projects.

Event Business Administration (40 credit points)

Proper planning leads to perfect performance! All event planners must be proficient and organised individuals.

In this module you’ll learn and practice a range of important administrative, legal frameworks and planning skills that will assist in your personal development as an event manager and as an industry-wide practitioner.

Event Practice 2 (40 Credit Points)

This module will stretch and challenge what you studied in year 1. You’ll develop your skills and knowledge in design, planning, delivery and management of live events to a higher level.

You’ll study theory and carry out practice to a greater degree of complexity and responsibility. In doing so, delivering a wider more diverse range of events, each with their own unique and often complex needs.

Future You (20 credit points)

You are the key to your own success! In this module you’ll investigate and develop your professional identity in terms of attributes, beliefs, values, motives, and experiences. You will develop professional integrity and a career identity.

This module encourages you to carry out research into employability and entrepreneurship, and you will analyse current industry practices, job roles and  skills required in order to gain a thorough understanding of the events sector.

Throughout and during the assessment process you will actively partake in transformative practice, effective review and evaluation of yourself.

Event Research and Development (40 credit points)

Throughout this module you will focus on the research and development of events. You will experiment with event designs and progress your understanding of event success. In doing so, you will further expand your skills in event planning through more advanced techniques and processes to influence future event designs.

Emerging and Cultural Events (20 credit points)

This module will expand your experiences into the international and cultural event sector. You will carry out case studies and investigate the diversity in design and different nuances in delivery of such events. Part of this will involve visiting and experiencing events first hand.

Throughout the module you will reference the work with local and global sustainability in mind. You will also examine emerging event markets through research and theory led projects.

Developing the Practitioner (20 Credit Points)

The aim of this module is for you to examine the range and variety of creative working methodologies in order to develop your role as an event practitioner. Through research and theory, you’ll gain a highly developed conceptual understanding of contemporary live event practice.

You will attend a series of practical workshops and seminars, the purpose of which will be to expand and challenge pre-existing ideas and perspectives. You will be offered or negotiate a client brief. The work will evolve collaboratively to produce an original and imaginative event or series of events.

At specific points during the process you will be expected to present your evolving concept with the justification of theoretical research, which will inform the assessment procedure.

Live Event Investigation (40 credit points)

In this module you will complete investigative research in your chosen event sector topic. The aim of this is to enhance your abilities in research led practice.

To establish yourself as a leading practitioner you need to have the ability to present research and associated data and analysis to stakeholder and industry professionals. Throughout this module you will be introduced to theoretical and practical concepts to achieve this.

Your Major Project (60 credit points)

This is your chance to shine and make your mark on the event industry. In this module you will individually conceptualise, design and deliver an event or events of your choosing. You’ll complete every aspect of the event; from planning and promotion, right through to delivery and analyse.

You’ll work independently and through effective teamwork and collaborations to achieve your highest level of work on the degree program and set you up for your future career.

Do It For Real

Industry Week

Studying at Confetti you’ll take part in Industry Week where you’ll be able to meet a range of professionals within your field of interest as well as other areas of the creative industries. 

Past guests include Bloodstock Festival, Michael Eavis CBE (Glastonbury Festival), Arcadia, and John Martin ( tour manager for INXS, The Clash and Mark Ronson).

Student work

Our Talent Development team works closely with course leaders to link students with opportunities across the industry. Event Management students have previously worked with leading companies, such as:

  • Metronome
  • British Esports Association
  • NUEL
  • BBC Children in Need

At Confetti, you’ll get to learn your trade in facilities that operate public-facing events every week of the year.

In Metronome you’ll find some amazing facilities, jam-packed with recording studios, rehearsal rooms, performances spaces, and a 400-capacity venue. With its unrivalled reputation for the quality of its sound and visuals, it’s home to a commercial programme of live events throughout the year; from music to theatre productions. It’s the perfect space to develop your skills and connect with the pros.

Providing more event experience opportunities is Confetti X; a 14,000 sqft complex on the Confetti campus kitted out with world-class facilities and technology for esports and other emerging technologies. It’s here where you’ll have the chance to work on esports tournaments and a range of corporate events.

Courses

Your time at Confetti doesn’t have to stop once you finish your undergraduate course. Choose to continue your studies on our postgraduate degrees that can help you further develop your skills and obtain the experience you need to get a head start in your career.

Career options

What roles do our graduates go on to?

  • Event Manager
  • Conference Planner
  • Festival Coordinator/Manager 
  • Exhibition Organiser
  • Event Marketing Specialist
  • Venue Manager
  • Event Sales Manager
  • Corporate Event Planner

NTU Employability support

Our support doesn’t end when you graduate. As a Confetti and NTU student you will be entitled to dedicated graduate employability support for up to three years after you complete your studies. You’ll have access to exclusive events, initiatives and work experience opportunities to support you in the early stages of your graduate career.

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