NUIG’s partnership with Galway International Arts Festival has led to a three-year Government funding package for a new programme focusing on creative arts management.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Management will provide skills in design, production, curation, business and management, while also offering an accredited work placement with a creative arts business.
As part of the programme, students will gain hands-on skills in practice-based modules delivered on-campus, with blended options available for those living away from Galway.
It includes a strong focus on targeted career development, with students taking up an internship with an arts organisation and taking part in supervised work experience projects.
Professor Patrick Lonergan said the new Springboard+ postgraduate certificate in Creative Arts Management will give participants the skills needed to play a leading role in the development of the creative industries.
“With the support and advice of our partners in Galway International Arts Festival, we’ll provide exciting modules that cover creativity, design thinking, producing and curation, and other essential skills,” sad Prof Lonergan.
“With a work placement and the option to study online or in person, this innovative new course is sure to prove popular.
John Crumlish, Chief Executive of Galway International Arts Festival, said: “We are delighted that the postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Management will be a beneficiary of the Springboard investment announcement by Minister Harris.
“This is a very exciting development, as it opens up a new avenue for people who wish to develop a career in the creative industries while also adding significantly to the existing human capital in this area.”