HUM40050 Arts and Events Programming

Academic Year 2023/2024

*** Not available in the academic year indicated above ***

This module proposes to ask a set of philosophical and practical questions for students curious about a career in arts and event programming.

Led by Jennifer Jennings (THISISPOPBABY/Creative Futures Academy Artistic-Director-in-Residence), the module also offers supportive and structured opportunities for students to develop their own distinctive approach towards programming, exploring a variety of contexts such as arts festivals, cultural venue seasons, music festivals, event series and club nights.

With guest lectures and panels from top Irish and international programmers speaking about their preoccupations and approaches, the module aims to create a creative, entrepreneurial and ethical framework for the arts and events programmers of the future.

This Creative Futures Academy module is open to Masters and PhD students across the College of Arts and Humanities.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, students will:

1. Have built an understanding of the arts and events programming eco-system in Ireland.
2. Be able to identify and hone specific skills, competencies and essential knowledge associated with arts and events programming.
3. Have developed an individual programming point of view with a strong theoretical and real-world underpinning.
4. Have devised and presented an arts or events programme proposal that reflects that point of view within a collaborative group environment.
5. Be equipped with contacts and avenues to begin or continue a career in arts and events programming.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Workshop-based learning supported by practical tasks, reflective tasks and a group assignment. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Presentation with accompanying documentation. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Engagement and preparation. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Journal: Reflective Journal x 3 (750 words each) Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Emma Bennett Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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