Institute for Regional Development

Brand new unit on Festivals and Events offered on the CCC in 2nd Semester

The IRD is partnering with the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics to deliver BMA236 Festivals and Events Management.

In second semester, the Cradle Coast campus will see the first ever offering of BMA236 Festivals and Events Management. This unit will see you work on developing an event in a team approach. You will be exposed to the ‘back end’ of how an event works as well as people who work in the festivals and events space. The unit is taught through a combination of intensive workshops, webinars, online modules, independent research and group work. You will also have the opportunity to interact regularly with students in Hobart online.

The unit will be team taught by Clayton Hawkins on the Cradle Coast with Dr Anne Hardy from TSBE concurrently delivering the unit in Hobart. Clayton has worked in local government, private enterprise and community organisations creating and delivering events and festivals. His PhD research focusses on The Falls Music and Arts Festival. Clayton’s staff profile. Anne’s staff profile.

Enrolments are now open. The unit is available as a student elective and is part of the UTAS cross-faculty tourism major. Full-day, intensive workshops will be held on Friday 22 August and Friday 10 October on the CCC. Webinars and group work times are to be advised. A compulsory text – Wrathall, J. & Gee, A. (2011), Event Management: Theory and Practice, McGraw-Hill Australia P/L, North Ryde, NSW – is required and can be purchased via the Co-Op bookshop.

For more information about the unit, please contact Clayton on 6430 4982 or via For enrolment queries please contact Aleisha Cross on 6430 4902 or via

Published on: 02 Jul 2014