Arts and Project Management - MA

Attendance:
Full Time, Part Time
Starting:
September 2016, September 2017
Fees:
£6,500 for UK/EU Full Time 2016 entry (view all fees)

MA Arts and Project Management is ideal if you want to pursue a career in arts project management.

You will develop an understanding of arts and culture and explore the requirements for managing arts organisations, festivals, cultural spaces and delivering arts projects.

New approaches to managing and promoting arts events that have emerged in the last decade will be examined. We also have strong links with numerous public and commercial arts organisations, groups and communities.

This course is part of the Art Based Masters programme. To find out more details about the programme please view our brochure.

Arts Based Masters brochure

What's covered in the course?

This stimulating course offers you a specialist education in Arts and Project Management. You will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and understanding in order to be effective in managing and promoting the arts within contemporary culture.

This course helps you explore how arts organisations, cultural spaces and visual and performing arts projects are managed in different social, political and economic environments. You will strengthen your knowledge and awareness of arts policies in different regional, national and international circumstances while gaining advanced organisational and marketing skills. This prepares you for life as a professional project manager, a PhD researcher or to work in other career sequels.

There is scope to work on live projects with external clients and you will benefit from our close links with Ikon, Eastside Projects, New Art Gallery Walsall and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the lively alternative arts scene including, The Lombard Method, Grand Union, Trove, Stryx and MSFAC.

The staff team is highly experienced with national and international research profiles for example, the Course Director Beth Derbyshire has 18 years of experience working in creative industries as an
inter-disciplinary artist and Creative Director in Design and Brand Development.

You will be located at Birmingham School of Art (Margaret Street), a fine example of Venetian Gothic architecture and an impressive purpose built Grade I listed art school.

“Studying on the Arts and Project Management course has given me a combination of professional skills with industry knowledge and I now feel that I would be an asset to an arts organisation. I have met a number of professionals who have been visiting lecturers, and their insight into the sector has inspired me further.” Alice Leeman

Why Choose Us?

  • Birmingham School of Art is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for art-based learning and research.
  • You will become a valued member of the Centre for Fine Art Research.
  • MA Arts and Project Management has a growing international reputation with alumni worldwide, with strong professional profiles and working in a range of institutions and organisations.
  • Professional exposure has led to employment with companies: Burberry, Cadbury, Channel 4, Fused, Games Faction, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA and The Mill.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with students from other Master’s courses in the School and the wider faculty/university.
  • You will be supported by a highly professional staff team, doctoral researchers, technical demonstrators and artists in residence in a caring and supportive environment. 
  • We maintain excellent connections with major city centre institutions such as Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery (BMAG), Selfridges, Birmingham City Council and the Lunar Society, to name but a few, and are members of the Colmore Row Business District.
  • A high number of graduates have been awarded fully funded Arts and Humanities Research Council and Birmingham City University Scholarships for PhD study.
  • Financial support for full time study may be available via Birmingham City University Scholarships, the Gertrude Aston Bowater Bequest and the Mike Holland Trust.
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Where our students go

Our students have gone on to work with companies such as:

  • Coventry University
  • Middle & Webb

And in jobs such as:

  • Project Administrator
  • Design Co-ordinator

New £10,000 postgraduate loans

You may be able to take advantage of the government’s plans to make loans of up to £10,000 available for postgraduate study.

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Entry Requirements

UK students
Essential

You will need either a first degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualifications or experience.

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MA Sep 2016 FT 1 year £6,500
PT 2 years £3,250 per year
Sep 2017 FT 1 year TBC
PT 2 years TBC

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International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MA Sep 2016 FT 1 year £12,000
Sep 2017 FT 1 year £12,000

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Additional costs

Our courses include activities such as performance, exhibitions, field trips and production of works or artefacts which may require you to purchase specific equipment, instruments, books, materials, hire of venues and accommodation, or other items. Many of these activities are essential and compulsory parts of your learning experience.

The link below gives you an estimate of the possible costs associated with key activities on specific courses. Please bear in mind that these are only estimates of costs based on past student experience and feedback. The actual costs could vary considerably (either greater or lower than these estimates) depending on your choices as you progress through the course.

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Your personal statement

Your personal statement is a highly important part of your application. It gives you a crucial opportunity to say why you’re applying and why the institution should accept you.

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Course choice

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Career plans

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School or college experience

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eg Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Enterprise scheme.

You should also mention your future plans – if you’re planning to take a year out, don't forget to give your reasons. Talk about any subjects you’re studying that don’t have a formal assessment and any sponsorships or placements you’ve applied for. And don't be scared to add in details about your social, sports or leisure interests.

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Financial Support

We offer further information on possible postgraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.

Did you know that you will soon be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 for some courses and options?

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Stage 1: PgCert

All Art Based Master’s (ABM) courses consist of two core modules (specialist and discipline specific); two common core modules (followed by all ABM students) and a range of option modules (shared by all ABM students) from which you chose to undertake two in Stage 1. You may also follow another option module in Stage 2. 

Strategic Marketing for the Arts - core module
30 credits

The module addresses the central role of marketing in modern business and explores the design and construction of brand identities, the role of creativity in advertising and marketing, and the importance of understanding consumers. Indicative topics: advertising; marketing strategy, communication; market research and consumer psychology in the arts and creative industries.

Select two option modules
15 credits

See option modules tab for further information.

Stage 2: PgDip

Managing Arts Events and Projects - core module
30 credits

This module examines the role of events and exhibitions: selecting venues, interpersonal skills, audience development, project planning, qualitative and quantitative analysis. The module explores concepts and themes in event management: developing relationships, integrating multiple sub-events, sustaining and developing brands. You will consider the marketing, planning, managing and evaluating of events.

Research in Practice
15/30 credits

This module enables you to develop and apply the knowledge and understanding you have gained and introduces you to research strategies in the arts in a series of methodology talks, workshops and student led seminars. It gives you the opportunity to adopt approaches in research applicable to your own activities.

Select one option module
15 credits

You can select one option module at 15 credits, if you follow the Research in Practice module at 15 credits.

See option modules tab for further information.

Stage 3: Masters

Final Presentation/Dissertation
60 credits

This module allows you to build on the knowledge gained so far and enables you to synthesise and resolve your artistic practice or dissertation. You will work together to organise a public exhibition, develop an equivalent presentation or submit a dissertation. You may also present both practical and written work.

Option modules

The Art Based Master’s Programme is an integrated framework that allows you to build your own course. Core modules in any given course become option modules in all other courses. You will have an opportunity to engage with students from diverse learning and professional experiences. Various freestanding options are available.

Art in the Public Realm
15 credits

This module addresses ways in which art can be mobilised to improve people’s lived experience. It considers how notions of the public, public and community art are defined and examines issues and debates of inclusion, access, identity/difference, government and regional arts policy and the importance of documentation, accountability and evaluation.

Arts, Health and Therapeutic
15 credits

This module explores art and the therapeutic benefits of making, practice as a set of three activities concerning the relationship between three elements: the creator, the art object and another who facilitates. The module explores professional meanings and theoretical frameworks thus equipping you with the knowledge to negotiate the field.

Arts Policy and Cultural Planning
15 credits

This module examines arts’ processes and contexts and their relationship to Arts Policy and Cultural Planning considering the UK’s history of cultural policy since WWII and the impact of the Arts Council. Main themes include: the history of arts policy, contemporary policy‐making and examining various funding systems to develop successful grant applications.

Changing Paradigms
15 credits

This module explores visual culture focusing on methodologies, critical theory, cultural studies and historiography of the discipline. Various analytical tools are experienced: iconographical analysis, formalism, semiology, social contextualisation, post-colonialism and theories of representation. You will examine the cultural politics that continually frame knowledge and the theoretical models for deconstructing it.

Contemporary Curatorial Practice
15 credits

You will work collaboratively to present/develop artworks that relate to a specific context or setting whilst developing an awareness of issues of space, place and location and the interrelationships between individual works in a given site or context. You will work as a team toward the realisation of the project.

Contemporary Philosophy and Aesthetics
15 credits

This module examines why and how the fine arts can be explored when the foundations of modern/contemporary political philosophy and its relation to the social are at the forefront of scholarship. It sets the stage, epistemologically and methodologically, giving you a critical knowledge of the complexities underlying our contemporary world.

Creative Publishing and Public Dissemination
15 credits

This module explores publishing as a dynamic contemporary art-form, a vehicle for disseminating ideas and an exploration of radical formats for bringing your art to a wider public arena. Emphasis is placed on practical outcomes and the exploration of creative modes of dissemination whilst exploring contemporary debates surrounding artists' publishing.

Discourses in Art and Design
15 credits

This module examines key concepts in western art and design from mid-nineteenth century onwards. Through chronologically arranged presentations, topical issues are introduced from across art and design. Indicative topics: the western canon; approaches and methodologies; design ethics; the changing role of the artist; primitivism and ethnography; postmodern fashion and gender.

Global Innovations in Arts Practice Education
15 credits

This module examines arts and education since 2000. It maps contemporary educational and artistic trends, and the political and cultural contexts within which art education is located internationally. Indicative topics: Governmental initiatives, new technologies, globalisation, intercultural considerations, application to contexts, formal school-based, museum and gallery education and participatory community arts.

Models and Methods of Curatorial Practice
15 credits

The module examines: curatorial practice and exhibition making; the museum and gallery as context and framework; artist-run space; the rise of the artist/curator and alternative curatorial practices and contexts; curating for new media and technologies and craft and design. It considers issues of audience and project development for social inclusion.

Narratives in Arts and Design Education
15 credits

This module explores histories of art and design education between the fifteenth and late twentieth centuries. Narrative themes are introduced in relationship to art and art educational practices and the influence of educational beliefs upon the nature of art education. These periods and influences are also examined within ideological/cultural frameworks.

Photography and the Archive
15 credits

This module explores the relationship between photography and the archive, the definition and application of documentary photography in relationship to the archive through theoretical and practical methods. It interrogates ideas of objectivity and indexical veracity, demanding an inquisitive approach to questions on the uses of historic and contemporary archive material.

Photography as Research
15 credits

Employing theoretical and practical methods this module explores the spectrum of therapeutic photography when the image is a tool for enhanced self-awareness. A key question concerns the role of the technology of photography in framing our world. The module therefore examines the ethical and participatory concerns of therapeutic photographic practice.

Queer Strategies in Practice
15 credits

This module explores queer models of practice that examine the complex relationships between image and text, making and writing, modes of representation, performativity and queering. Indicative topics: historical representation and societal change, queer practices beyond representation, queer figures, affective reading, contemporary art, activist and interventionist strategies, film and collaborative practice.

Small Arts Business Set-up
15 credits

This module explores entrepreneurship and small business start-up within the arts and creative industries and how entrepreneurial ideas are formed. Indicative topics: arts and creative industries; cultural entrepreneurs; economic development role of entrepreneurship within the arts, creative industries and society; practicalities of business start-up and business operations within the sector.

Social Practice in the Visual Arts
15 credits

This module examines art as social practice and models of art practice in social contexts: urban, rural and transnational contexts and places of labour, health, post-conflict and post-traumatic societies. It considers the history and development of social practice and the impact it has as a generative and transformative artistic activity.

Technical Methods and Workshop Practice
15 credits

The module is workshop-led and enables you to engage in practical hands on experience with medium such as print, plaster, lens based, digital media, 3D modelling and printing. You will demonstrate the breadth and depth of what you have learned by developing a portfolio of evidence recording your engagement with processes or skills.

Untimely Meditations
15 credits

This module focuses on exploring the shift from an understanding of identity, selfhood and sexuality, as linked to representational logics, to introduce you to non-representational methods of practice. You will investigate the radical consequences of such moves to re-situate time, space and speed as relative conditions to identity and art.

Well-being and Mindfulness: Context and Environment
15 credits

This module explores well-being and mindfulness in relationship to historical and contemporary debates on creative practices that are context based and environmental in nature. The module considers the history of arts practices, land art and environmental art, towards an understanding of the embeddedness of contemporary art as collective and shared.

Preparation for Masters Practice (Extended PgCert Module)
15 credits

This module has been designed to enable you to engage with the ABM Programme over an extended period. It enables you to review your practice in response to the demands of Master’s study and introduces you to contemporary ideas in art and theory enabling you to develop your study plan.

On this course, you'll learn by taking part in a variety of activities, including:

  • Independent learning
  • One to one tutorial support
  • Group tutorials
  • Taught staff led seminars
  • Student led seminars
  • Studio seminar series (visiting artists/professionals’ talks)
  • Lectures and conferences
  • Library research/resources
  • Field trips (where appropriate).

Overseas opportunities

As an Art Based Master’s student you can study abroad through the Erasmus +scheme. This enables you to work abroad in an institution or professional organisation or one of our many international academic institutional partners for example in Rotterdam, Gent, Dublin and Rome.

You’ll be expected to research your proposed destination before making an application in consultation with your Course Director. The study period may be organised during or upon completion of your course and can last for up to 18 months. It offers a unique opportunity to network, make friends, enhance your CV and experience new cultures. 

Further Study

By joining this world-leading research environment, you will be eligible to apply for the prestigious Midlands3Cities Consortium (£14.6million research fund) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) doctoral training award. This consortium enables strong research within the Midlands. A significant number of graduates have been highly successful as doctoral researchers receiving fully funded scholarships from Birmingham City University, the AHRC and the Gertrude Aston Bowater Bequest.

Trips and visits

You will have the chance to take part in one of the trips run annually by Birmingham School of Art. Recent visits have included: Berlin, Florence, Liverpool, London, New York and Venice.

You'll also be encouraged to operate independently and visit regional and national cultural centres such as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon, Eastside Projects, the New Art Gallery Walsall, Nottingham Contemporary, Tate Modern, ICA, Tate Liverpool and independent and alternative spaces in Birmingham and beyond.

Studying an arts based Master’s course will help you to pursue or develop your career in a range of related professions across the creative industries. This course will help to enhance your skillset and employability and either progress in your existing role or achieve your career ambitions in a new direction.

Many of our graduates have achieved regional, national and international recognition as professional artists in the creative industries sector. Several modules on this course have been specifically designed to equip you with valuable transferable skills, for example Managing Arts Events and Projects; Contemporary Curatorial Practice; Small Arts Business Set Up and Creative Publishing and Public Dissemination. These transferable skills include:

  • Thinking in a creative, imaginative and speculative manner
  • Demonstrating communication and presentation skills in practical, written and verbal forms
  • Demonstrating adaptability and flexibility in a range of contexts
  • Reflecting and communicating in an articulate, informed, confident and effective manner
  • Working independently while demonstrating initiative and self-reliance
  • Demonstrating motivation, organisation, planning and effective strategising skills
  • Showing a capacity for good time management.

With our partners, Turning Point West Midlands (TPWM), Eastside Projects and The Art Market, you'll be actively linked with up-to-date local and regional opportunities.

The School works with Savills, Capsticks, Associated Architects and Deutsche Bank, which also sponsors an annual award of £10,000 to support artists’ career development.

Placements

You'll benefit from our established working relationships with national organisations and have the chance to work on live projects. Recent projects have included: the Longbridge Light Festival and working with Selfridges.

Placements are one way of fulfilling your Research in Practice module and many students across the ABM Programme have chosen this route. There is scope for placements with a number of organisations in the city and beyond, however it is your responsibility to plan and organise your placement with the organisation you wish to work with.

Placements are a great opportunity to gain insight into how an organisation works and your reflection on their activities can be useful to them as you develop your research. You will also find that this is a great way to meet and network with people in the creative industries. Our members of staff are available to guide you through this process.

Graduate stories – Alex's story

Alex Laight graduated from this MA with a Commendation.

OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Our OpportUNIty students

OpportUNIty gives you the opportunity to fill one of many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments.

Two Art Based Master's students, Jodie Wingham (MA Fine Art) and Tadas Stalyga (MA Radical Media Arts Philosophy) have been employed as workshop mentors.

Graduate jobs

Many of our graduates have become highly successful professionals. These include:

  • Kathleen Sobr - Senior Producer at The STUDIO NYC, New York, Media Production; LUCITE Vintage & Modern, Elpromotions Presents Birmingham International Fashion Week, Microsoft Game Studios.
  • Holly Eldridge - Artist Programme Manager: Washington Green Fine Art.
  • Alex Laight - runs Birmingham Folktales and Gigs Meetup group, and also does cultural interviewing in the Black Country for Earthen Lamp, a market research company.

Graduate stories – Rebekah Bainbridge

International Students

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Our international students

The Art Based Master’s Programme is an international community of aspiring researchers and professionals and the programme attracts candidates from all over the world including: Africa, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy,India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Taiwan and the USA.

This diversity provides you with an opportunity to study with people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and who bring a wealth of experience to the programme. This gives the programme a dynamic energy that enriches everyone’s educational experience.

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.

BCUIC

BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

Popular home countries

Our students come from around the world but our arts and project management course is most popular with international students from:  

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

Birmingham School of Art (an impressive purpose built Grade 1 listed example of Venetian Gothic architecture) was the first major renovation project undertaken by the university (£5.5m refurbishment). The School provides an incredible resource for the production of art and its associated fields of study. The building has a range of facilities available including studios, workshops, specialist art and design library, bookable spaces, lecture/seminar rooms and ARTicle Gallery.

Located next to the city centre’s Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the School is just a five-minute walk from the new Library of Birmingham and Ikon Gallery.

Students benefit from an environment which thrives on the everyday interaction of education, culture and professional practise.

Studios

Our studio spaces make excellent use of height and light, and a special screening system allows each full-time student a dedicated area to work in throughout their course.

Workshops

Workshops include one-to-one technical support and operate throughout the building, allowing you to develop ideas and skills working with print, wood, metal, plaster, photography, video, textiles, 3D printing, laser cutting and prototyping.

Library

The School of Art library contains a wealth of artists’ biographies, catalogues, art and design magazines and DVDs, all of which are updated throughout the year. The library is also linked to others across the University so you can order any additional materials you might need.

Social space

A new student-led social space, designed by School of Art students, is a great place to relax, grab a coffee, and catch up with friends. Students also display their work, host film showings and private-view receptions in this space.

Gallery

There are purpose-built spaces throughout the building to present your work, including areas for cabinet, wall and floor pieces, and installation project rooms.

ARTicle, our professional art gallery space, has proved a huge success and offers a diverse and exciting variety of shows every month.

Parkside Building

You will also be able to use facilities at our nearby Parkside Building, a new five-floor campus site packed with fashion design workshops, studios and social ‘collision spaces’ where you can share ideas with students and staff from different courses.

Meet our staff

The staff team is highly experienced and includes professionals working across a host of external platforms and in a range of situations. The team also includes artists, philosophers and theoreticians, historians and educators with extensive expertise within their individual fields of research (see the CFAR website).

As an MA Arts and Project Management student you will encounter a diverse range of staff members depending on which choices you make. You will be able to request tutorial support from other academic and technical members of staff and our PhD students if it is important to your study.

Beth Derbyshire (Course Director) works in innovative ways in the public realm delivering a wide range of public art projects internationally working with people from deaf communities, military planners, refugees and veteran groups. Beth’s projects encompass multiple partnerships seeking to cross industry sectors to bring together many voices. The staff team also includes Kathryn Burns (Researcher and Project Director at Interiors and Lifestyles Futures); Mona Casey (international curator) and Dr Sian Vaughan (Archivist in Public Arts).

Beth Derbyshire

Beth Derbyshire

Researcher, Centre for Fine Art Research

Beth Derbyshire is a multi-disciplinary visual artist working in innovative ways in the public realm, embracing subjects such as war, remembrance, nationality and environment.

Mona Casey

Course Director, MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice

Mona Casey co-ordinates Slice, which circulates work through exhibitions, publications and online. She is also co-director of The Event, a bi-annual presentation of artist-led galleries and projects in Birmingham.

Kathryn Burns

For over 12 years, Kathryn has led a number of publicly funded projects which primarily aim to help small and medium sized enterprises to improve innovation and economic performance through the strategic use of design, product development and marketing. This has involved working with over 300 companies and using various project models to develop mechanisms for design knowledge transfer, exchange and capture.

Key to the success of this work has been the development of services that are relevant to company needs as well as building the confidence and capacity for change. These have included:

  • websites of design information
  • individual reports tailored to company needs and covering topics such as marketing strategy and planning; competitor analysis; the use of trends for product development; as well as design audit and process
  • workshops to help companies realise strengths and weaknesses and build networks for growth
  • creation and support of collaborative groups of companies providing mutual support to realise economic benefits

Prior to joining the University, Kathryn spent 15 years in industry, primarily in manufacturing companies ranging from SMEs to multinationals, and encompassing roles in software engineering; project management; product management and marketing. She was also a part-time tutor for the MA Information Management programme at Sheffield University.

Kathryn has a BSc and MPhil in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Bradford.

Kathryn is Project Director at Interiors and Lifestyles Futures.

Dr Sian Vaughan

Senior Research Fellow and Keeper of Archives

Dr Sian Everitt Vaughan is currently Senior Research Fellow and Keeper of Archives. An art historian, she has previously worked teaching art and design history in Further and Higher Education. Her doctoral research was in the field of public art: "Defining Roles: the work of the Public Art Commissions Agency (PACA) 1987-1999" (UCE 2007). She has also recently completed a Masters in Education, focusing on the research student experience.

Following a BA in History with History of Art and an MA in History of Art and Design, she joined Birmingham City University in the late 1990s, first as a visiting tutor in art history and then as a Research Assistant on the HLF-funded Public Sculpture Project. She became Research Assistant for the Archives in 2000, promoted to Keeper in 2004 and Senior Researcher in 2010. She was also Acting Course Director for MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice for 2010.

Her current role includes research and consultancy, postgraduate teaching and PhD supervision, and the management of the Faculty's archives and collections (including: collection documentation; staff supervision; facilitating student and public access; exhibitions and dissemination).

Dr Martyn Brown

Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies and Coordinating Director of Post Graduate Framework Degrees

Dr Martyn Brown has a background in engineering but also spent four years as a professional musician. He has worked in engineering consultancy and events management in the voluntary sector and has carried out marketing consultancy on the West Bank. He holds an MBA from Aston University and a PhD examining the rise in interest in spirituality in the workplace. 

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