+Explore - Introduction to Touring and Live Events Management

Creative

The course will focus on all the roles associated with live events, and the business/employment relationships between those roles that are necessary for the live events industry to function and profit on both large and small scales; this will include an introduction to the touring industry, tying in current examples of modern touring artists and how their plans are forced to adapt to an ever-changing industry that doesn’t reflect the touring industry of decades ago. Including record label and management insights will be a key part of students understanding exactly why artists go on tour and the potential financial and career success/failures that can occur, leading to a deep-dive into the progression opportunities that are available to them beyond their time at the college. The live events management side of the course will exist to develop the skills necessary to plan and execute live music events successfully and safely – with an aim to have the students plan and perform their own event with minimal supervision from staff, whilst regarding the safety measures needed in place to ensure audience members and performers are safe to attend the event, and methods of generating interest and attendance for their event will focus on all the roles associated with live events, and the business/employment relationships between those roles that are necessary for the live events industry to function and profit on both large and small scales; this will include an introduction to the touring industry, tying in current examples of modern touring artists and how their plans are forced to adapt to an ever-changing industry that doesn’t reflect the touring industry of decades ago. Including record label and management insights will be a key part of students understanding exactly why artists go on tour and the potential financial and career success/failures that can occur, leading to a deep-dive into the progression opportunities that are available to them beyond their time at the college. The live events management side of the course will exist to develop the skills necessary to plan and execute live music events successfully and safely – with an aim to have the students plan and perform their own event with minimal supervision from staff, whilst regarding the safety measures needed in place to ensure audience members and performers are safe to attend the event, and methods of generating interest and attendance for their event.

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