3 years full-time for BA (Hons)
Direct entry into year 2 or 3 available with previous HND/FdA
UCAS course code:
N820 (Nottingham Trent University)
- A-levels – BBC; or
- BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM; or
- 112 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
- GCSE – English and Maths Grade C / 4.
This course is not available for international applicants requiring a Student visa.
For tuition fee costs, visit our fees & funding page for more information.
Your course fees cover the cost of studies, and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.
A budget of £250 would be appropriate for most audio and music software. External storage media to save large amounts of data from audio sessions (£50).
Most study modules will recommend one or more core text books, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary and further information is available in the University’s bookshop, Blackwell’s. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential text books, journals and materials (many of which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you might think. There may also be a supply of second-hand books available for purchase from previous year students.
All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to take part in optional field trips, which do incur additional costs.
Print and copy costs
The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.
The methodical planning; the long hours; the people managing; the last-minute changes and challenges; followed by the relief and excitement as thousands of event goers go home satisfied. Event management can be a rollercoaster ride, and not for the fainthearted. We know, because at Confetti we do it day-in, day-out.
If you think you’ve got what it takes, study with us and you’ll get countless opportunities to work on real-life events through our industry connections and our very own commercial-facing live music and events venues, working with in-house expert teams and external partners.
You’ll work on a breadth of events; from music and comedy, theatre productions, to outdoor festivals, esports tournaments, community and corporate events. We work with the likes of Rough Trade, BBC, Just the Tonic, and artists and organisations from across the UK and wider.
Complementing all that real-life experience are regular insights from industry leaders during Confetti Industry Week and through guest lectures.
You’ll learn and work alongside performers, engineers, producers, designers and events specialists in a creative and collaborative eco-system.
This course incorporates a wide range of teaching methods including:
- Peer learning
The project-based learning and group activities form important elements of your learning, developing your ability to work in a team and enhancing your employability.
Assessment tasks are designed to challenge students, and to allow them to demonstrate their own creativity and independent research. Assessment design is moderated to ensure students can demonstrate the full range of learning, skills and attributes and to confirm its relevance to the development of the skills needed for the workplace and for further study.
What you'll study in year 1
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.
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 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.
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.
What you'll study in year 2
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.
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 technical 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.
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.
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.
What you'll study in year 3
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.
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.
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.
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, jampacked 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.
We have been partners with one of the UK's largest outdoor festivals - Splendour - for 10 years and our students play an integral role in the running of the popular festival.
From setting up the stage lighting, sound and controlling the behind-the-scenes technology on the day before the event, to filming, and recording each stage and even performing on the Confetti stage.
We offer a range of courses here at Confetti.
Take a look at some of the inspiring work our degree students from across all our creative subjects create each year.
If you want to do more than just study a qualification, ‘Do It For Real’ at Confetti. This is our commitment to all our students to provide real, creative, hands-on experience in their chosen specialism whilst accessing the best facilities.
Metronome is a national centre for music, moving image, video games, live performance and spoken word - and it's part of Confetti. Our students have access to state-of-the-art studios within Metronome, as well as the 400-capacity venue that's home to dozens of events every month - a great place to learn your trade in the events industry.
It's also where free student membership gets you exclusive ticket deals and offers.
As Confetti has its own live events spaces, along with several other creative businesses, you'll be presented with countless opportunities to gain real-world experience.
Throughout the year, students are able to attend talks and events, and work on projects with visiting industry experts. We have event specialists regularly visiting Confetti or dialling in from across the globe to deliver masterclasses and insights.
We also hold an annual Industry Week, the biggest of its kind in the UK, where guest speakers and mentors from the music industry are invited in to talk to students. Our students have the opportunity to learn from people working in the industry right now, and can make invaluable contacts during this week.
Past Industry Week guests have included:
- Michael Eavis - Glastonbury founder
- Kim Hawes – tour manager for Motorhead and Black Sabbath
- Trevor Plunkett - tour manager for George Ezra
- DHP - one of the UK's leading companies in the entertainment sector
Check out some past talks OnDemand here
You’ll leave Confetti with a long list of contacts and the skills, knowledge and experience to enter the global events industry. You will have the skills to work in small, medium and large scale event design and delivery, independently or in employment.
Whether as a freelance or contracted event worker you will be able to provide support in administrative operations and provide assistance to professional teams.
You will be able to design and deliver own events and be a part of the grassroots and indie event scene.