Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Creative Event Design

Learn to design, plan and deliver innovative and live event experiences that captivate audiences, creating long-lasting and meaningful customer engagement.

Creative Event Design

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    21 Sep 2020

Taught at The UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM), a global centre for events management education, this course will enable you to create and analyse innovative and extraordinary event experiences, which produce powerful, inspiring and far-reaching impacts for audiences around the world.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Design, plan and deliver live event experiences that captivate audiences and make you stand out in your field 
  • Develop creative strategies and live event content
  • Explore experiential marketing and audience engagement strategies to corporate communications
  • Discover how best to secure funding for your events

Rooted in the creative industries and blended with exciting and contemporary event-related research, this course will teach you how to captivate audiences by delivering interactive and meaningful event experiences that make you stand out as a leader in your field. 

From festival sites to corporate boardrooms, pop-up food markets to international film festivals, and from protest marches to cultural celebrations, you’ll learn the art of developing live event content at the cutting-edge of the events management world.

This course will draw on a number of different subjects, insights and approaches. These psychological, socio-cultural and political perspectives will allow you to challenge and examine a variety of theories and case studies related to the creative industries. 

Immersed in practice and designed with industry partners, this course will also teach you to challenge conventional modes of working and develop creative strategies, which will help you find your role in this exciting industry.

If you like creative places and people, are curious and open minded, focused and opinionated, and have a strong, creative and cultural interest in events, this course is for you. Whether you’re just starting out on your journey into events or are already working in the industry, we’ll help set you up to deliver memorable experiences with confidence.

The UKCEM Network
You’ll become an active member of our thriving community of events practitioners – the UKCEM Network.  As well as delivering internationally recognised events management education, the UKCEM has a global reputation for international research and for supporting 25 years of successful alumni at home and overseas.

Expert practitioners 
Our specialist teaching team includes research-active academics and industry professionals who work as consultants to the course – expertise which feeds into your learning.

Industry professionals and leading creative event experts will also be invited to speak with you, offering you unique insights and the opportunity to network and develop your own professional contacts.

Thriving city
You’ll discover more about the thriving city of Leeds, where you’ll be given many opportunities to work and connect with a vibrant and creative events scene. Our vast array of industry contacts and rich alumni network will give you access to the festivals, corporate and cultural sector. And you’ll be encouraged and supported to volunteer or work on events, giving you the chance to develop your professional skills.

Why study Creative Event Design at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. The internationally recognised UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) has been delivering events management education for 25 years
  2. The School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management was ranked in the top 50 best schools globally in 2020 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities
  3. Our specialist teaching team includes research-active academics and industry professionals who work as consultants to the course
  4. Develop professional contacts when visiting speakers come to offer unique industry insights during guest lectures
  5. Deepen your skills and experience, build your confidence, contacts, and CV, and improve your chances of jumping straight into a job after graduation with a paid sandwich year
  6. We'll help find the placement that’s right for you. You'll also continue to receive careers advice for five years after graduation

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