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Specialisation studies

Music Management

Gain new insight, strengthen your network and develop the future of the music business!

The Music Management specialisation studies at Arcada University of Applied Sciences are intended for music industry professionals who want to deepen and broaden their skills, as well as for professionals with transferrable skills who are looking to enter the music industry. The skills and experience gained during the course can be used in various different roles in the industry. Our alumni are now working as promoters, artist managers, agents, in A&R roles, in music PR and as entrepreneurs in music tech startups. Many have also applied the skills gained on the course to developing their own artistic career.  

The course has been developed and executed in cooperation with industry organisations such as Nordic Music & Tech and Teosto. Course participants will also be able to attend several events arranged by our industry partners, such as seminars, breakfast meetings and networking events. Course participants will also be able to attend several events arranged by our industry partners, such as seminars, breakfast meetings and networking events.

An international perspective is central to the course and there is a particular focus on copyright, contract expertise and new technology. The course also helps you build your professional network: in addition to meeting industry lecturers, professional mentors and alumni, the class will also attend music industry events in the Nordic and Baltic region.  

Course information

Scope:

30 ECTS

Study places:

30

Date:

3.9.2019–31.5.2020

Application period:

10.5–26.7.2019

Teaching language:

English

(written work can also be submitted in Finnish or Swedish)

 

Price:

990 €

(includes tuition, mentoring and the participation fees for three industry events (the students are responsible  for their own travel expenses and accommodation costs))

 

Conductor:

Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Entry requirement:

Undergraduate degree (university or university of applied science) or equivalent work experience. Music industry experience or relevant transferrable skills 

 

Apply here

Apply by 26.7.2019 by filling in the form and sending your CV to further@arcada.fi*. Central admission criteria are motivation and work experience in the industry. The maximum group size is 30 students. Admitted students will be informed by 2.8.2019. 

* The application form requires a Finnish national identification number. Students without a Finnish identification number can apply by email to liisa.tolonen @arcada.fi.  

Application is closed

These studies offer you:

1

Expert lecturers from the top of the music industry

2

Support for your development task by an acknowledged mentor from the field 

3

A forum for experience exchange and new insights that cross genre borders

4

Free registration to three music industry professional events  

Key topics of the course

  • models of income generation  
  • copyright and agreements 
  • streaming distribution   
  • identifying and selecting suitable partners  
  • marketing and social media 
  • the impact of technology and new trends  

As course literature we will be using Mika Karhumaa's trilogy, which can also be found in Arcada's library.

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Music Management

Format of the studies

Teaching contact days will be held at Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki and in conjunction with attendance at industry events. Contact days at Arcada can be attended virtually. Attendance at industry events is in person.  

Industry events: 
Musiikki ja Media | By:LARM | Tallinn Music Week *

Teaching methods: lectures, industry events, guest lecturers, group projects, development task supported by professional mentors

Autumn term contact days:

3.9 Arcada (+virtual)


3-4.10 Musiikki & Media, Tampere


14.11 Arcada (+virtual)


11.12 Arcada (+virtual)

Course participants will also be able to attend several events arranged by our industry partners, such as seminars, breakfast meetings and networking events. Course participants will also be able to attend other events arranged by our industry partners, such as seminars, breakfast meetings and networking events. 

*we reserve the right to make changes

Spring term contact dates TBC.

Interested in the course?
For more information, please contact:

Liisa Tolonen

Liisa Tolonen

Programme Director (Music Management)

+358 207 699 598

In co-operation with

 

Arcada
STHLM Music City
Pertin Valinta