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Summer School - Business in the Arts, 4 July - 26 August 2016, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publish Date: Oct 16, 2015

Deadline: Apr 08, 2016

Event Dates: from Jul 04, 2016 12:00 to Aug 26, 2016 12:00

About  Business in the Arts Summer Program

The course is designed to assist both students with a background in business and those with an arts background to acquire an understanding of the nature, structure and workings of contemporary business organisations in the arts and creative industries, and the management processes that take place within them.

Through the use of guest speakers, case studies, simulations and visits, specific attention will be paid to the application of this understanding to organisations operating in the arts/culture sector.

For the first four weeks all students will take a core set of modules in arts management, and will be able to choose unique course elements to complement their previous coursework.  Students from both academic backgrounds will take modules in strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship, and human resource management. Students with no business background will also complete modules in accounting, finance and operations management, whereas current business majors will complete modules in the role of the arts in society.


The remaining four weeks will then be spent by participants working as an intern in Edinburgh at festival organisations in a suitable role

In addition to the academic programme there will be an internship component where students will carry out a work placement with an art sector employer, where they will be able to learn practical aspects of arts management within one or more organisational departments including roles in publicity, press, front of house, box office or production, among others. 

When you apply please state your chosen stream either Business major or non-Buisness major.

The course is divided into three parts (each worth 10 credits, totalling 30 credits for the overall programme).

  1. Business and the Arts I
  2. Business and the Arts II
  3. The Internship

Business and the Arts I:

  • 70% - Multiple Choice Exam covering: Business Policy and Strategy, Marketing and Operations Management
  • 30% - Simulation Exercise
  • The simulation assessment includes group performance on the business simulation, peer assessment, and a final group report which will be a reflective review of the lessons learned as a result of the simulation. Wednesday to Sunday: Attendance at film screenings and events at the Edinburgh International Film Festival with tutorials and lectures.

Business in the Arts II:

100% Multiple Choice Exam covering: Accounting, Finance, Management of Human Resources and Enterprise


There are two components of assessment for the internship:

  • 80% - Individual written report (1700-2000 words)
  • 20% - Internship attendance and conduct report submitted by internship hosts. The individual report is to be based on the work undertaken during the 4-week internship period. The topic will be identified following discussions with the Programme Director.

The fees for this course have been laid out fully on our course fees page.

As course fees and accommodation costs are payable separately, it will not be possible to reduce the tuition fee cost for those students who opt to arrange their own accommodation off-campus.

Tuition Fee

£575 per week


You have a choice of accommodation options for varying prices, dependent on your preferences:

  • Standard Single, DB&B: £294.00 per week
  • En-suite Single, DB&B: £469.00 per week
  • Self-Catered, Shared: £168.00 per week

Social Programme

To enhance your experience at the University of Edinburgh Summer School, a variety of social and cultural activities will be organized to allow you to explore and discover the history, traditions and beauty of Scotland whilst meeting people from across the world. Each student can participate in the social and cultural activities which are included in the course fee.  A free gym membership is included as well as a variety of fun and interesting things to do and see in Edinburgh.  Additionally, students can book on to day and weekend tours to explore the rest and best of Scotland (at a discounted rate for Summer School students).

Other costs

Please note you will also need to pay for any essential books on the reading lists provided and any entrance fees for exhibits and other related fees on study visits.

Scholarship - Scottish Summer Endeavour

Scholarship application opens on 1st December 

Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarships are offered to students from all countries who can display evidence of outstanding academic merit.  

The scholarship equates to a partial tuition fee waiver for any course listed on


The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. A minimum of 3.3 GPA or equivalent is required and evidence of this must be provided along with your application.

 In order to apply, you should be a full-time university/college student who can demonstrate that you meet the academic and language requirements of your preferred course.

To apply:

1. Choose the course you are interested in.

2. Go to your preferred programme page and select ‘click here to apply now’, located towards the top right of your screen. This will enable you to request an application form and further guidance regarding the application process.

2. Fill out the application form and attach the documents required in order to support your application. This will include the following:

  • one letter of recommendation provided by your academic referee (no longer than 500 words)
  • (interim) degree transcripts
  • Evidence of an internationally recognised English language qualification (if appropriate).

4. Send back the application form stating in your email that you would like to apply for the Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarship.

5. Remember to enclose any other documents that will support your application.

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