The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study. Throughout your Bachelor of Arts you’ll develop effective communication, critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional role.
A great event can generate positive publicity, create loyal clients and leave lasting memories. Event managers are the people behind these events. This major prepares you for a career in event management.
As an event manager you plan, organise and manage events of all sizes – including concerts, conferences, weddings, award ceremonies and sports events. To work in event management you need an eye for detail and the ability to work across diverse areas including design, sound, project management, financial management, human resources, logistics, public relations and communication.
Throughout your studies you plan events of various sizes and genres. You learn to prepare management plans, create contracts and write plans that help stakeholders evaluate their experience against pre-planned objectives.
- Opportunity to work with a wide range of people and industries
- Emphasis on practical event management experience
- Valuable workplace experience in your final year
A Bachelor of Arts in Event Management will equip you with the critical thinking and the skills to enable to you flourish in a wide range of exciting careers, including:
- Conference organisers
- Entertainment industry
- Event employees in local authorities
- Event manager/assistant manager
- Event marketing
- Festival management
- PR and communications
- Sport, recreation and leisure
- Trade shows
All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.
Useful New Zealand school subjects
All subjects are useful, in particular Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies and other languages.
English Language Requirements:
Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.
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