Festival and Event Management, Major (0306)
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0306
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
This major combines social science, business and public relation subjects to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to organise and manage festivals and events. Students will learn about the social and cultural significance of festivals and events, and the roles and responsibilities of a variety of stakeholders. The major also explores the important role festivals and events play in tourism and visitor economies. Students who choose to complete the Visitor Economy Professional Placement subject will complete a work placement with a festival/event organiser, providing a stepping-stone to employment.
|Parramatta City||Internal||Dr Garth Lean|
|Parramatta - Victoria Road||Internal||Dr Garth Lean|
There are inherent requirements for this major that you must meet in order to complete the major and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this major online.
Work Integrated Learning
The Major has a 20 credit point pool subject (TOUR 3003 Visitor Economy Professional Placement) that incorporates a Work Integrated Learning through supervised industry placements. The subject is approximately 231 hours (including a placement with an industry host, professional development and workshops), during which time students gain work-ready skills and undertake professional tasks.
The subject coordinator will work closely with placement providers to ensure appropriate workplace supervision. The process of liaison involves site visits and meetings. These meetings allow the subject coordinator to discuss: specific details about the placements, the criteria for accepting students, placement constraints and the required procedures for student engagement and management during their placement (e.g. induction, supervision, evaluation, patterns of work, special requirements). During the placement weeks, the subject coordinator will engage in one-on-one student supervision and host liaison management (via zoom/Skype for international placements). The placement weeks also include a suite of evaluation processes throughout, including a mid-year and end of year evaluation undertaken by the host provider, and a mid-year review conducted by the subject coordinator (either online or face-to-face).
Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.
Complete the following compulsory subjects.
|TOUR 1003||Global Trends in Tourism and Events||10|
|COMM 2015||Events Management||10|
|TOUR 2004||Tourism and Festivals in Society||10|
|TOUR 3006||Festivals and Events||10|
|BUSM 3065||Special Event Management||10|
|TOUR 3001||Tourism, Events and Technology||10|
|Total Credit Points||60|
Students must also complete 20 credit points from the following pool.
|Select 20 credit points of the following:||20|
|Issues in Contemporary Heritage|
|Cultural Tourism and Events|
|Visitor Economy Professional Placement|
|Total Credit Points||20|