MSc Arts & Cultural Management

The cultural industries are one of the biggest employers in the world. In addition to museums and galleries, there are many governmental and non-governmental agencies that work to conserve, research and promote cultural heritage and to further the production of art. Recent development of the sector has also emphasized the growing weight of creative industries.

The Programme provides students with an overview of arts and cultural industries in their sociological, economic and historical context, combined with a strong knowledge of cultural entrepreneurship, arts marketing as well as with the most recent trends in fundraising, business models, cultural project engineering and marketing in an international context.
Theory will be matched with practice: students will get hands-on experience on cultural event management through the organization of a cultural project or event, as well as direct knowledge of the arts and creative sector through seminars, encounters with professionals of the sector and study visits.

Programme objectives:

The MSc in Arts and Cultural Management is an English-taught postgraduate program that aims to train future arts and cultural managers, who will be able to work in the dynamic and market of cultural and creative industries, both at a national and international level.

Career opportunities:

Graduates from the Msc will be able to work in a large variety of middle and management positions in the fields of performing arts (theatre, dance, music, etc.), cultural heritage (cultural heritage sites, museums, galleries, etc), NGOs in the cultural and creative sector, cultural tourism, cultural and creative industries (media, press, films, music industry, etc.), using their skills and competences to work in the international and national cultural and creative enterprises.
The master prepares students to work as event and project managers in the cultural sector, administration managers and assistants for cultural and creative organizations, in community development, in communication, fundraising and development. Special focus will be put on assisting the students in developing their entrepreneurial project.

Academic calendar:

  • 1st term (September-December): core courses + arts in context, arts & culture management & entrepreneurship classes
  • 2nd term (January-April): Advanced arts and culture management & entrepreneurship classes + field trip + cultural project engineering
  • 3rd term (May-August): professional thesis/dissertation

Main courses:

  • Socio-economic context of arts and culture
  • Arts Marketing
  • History of arts & cultural policy
  • Cultural entrepreneurship
  • Fundraising
  • Digitization & creative industries
  • Cultural project engineering
  • Field trip: sectoral challenges for the arts