Former students have careers in positions as diverse as senior posts in the British Council and Arts Council England, chief executives of major theatre companies, Directors of major galleries and museums, as well as in posts in opera companies and orchestras.
Many of our graduates retain links with the Centre and some provide work placements and mentoring to current students. Some have gone on to create and run cultural management courses in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong, New York and the UK. You will be encouraged to form networks amongst your peers at City, which will support you throughout your career.
The MA's placement pathway includes a work placement which gives you the opportunity to work alongside professionals in the cultural sector.
With guidance from the module leader, each participant draws up an individual plan for the placement based on their own investigations and consideration of the placement offers made by cultural organisations. This helps you to find an appropriate host organisation which fulfils your aims and objectives.
For your placement, you will carry out a programme of work, or a project, supervised by a host at the organisation. During the placement you will be visited by your module leader. By participating in the working life of an organisation, you are expected to develop your own areas of interest, try out new skills and learn the value of effective networking. The placement lasts for 10 weeks, between April and June.
The majority of work placements are based in London and embrace all cultural forms. These may range from large national organisations such as English National Opera and the Barbican Centre, to smaller ones such as Shakespeare's Globe, The Tricycle Theatre and the Wigmore Hall. Other types of cultural organisation, including funding and advocacy bodies, are also used when this is appropriate for the participant.