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MACultural Management

Tuition fee €2,500 per year
Application fee €50 one-time
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Programme structure

Why study cultural management?

Today’s world needs people with a broad understanding of different fields and an ability to
apply a varied skillset. But there is more to life than getting things done; culture and the arts
can provide a solid framework for working ethically and sustainably towards a range of
necessary and desirable outcomes. We seek people interested in working in art and culture to
encourage and manage diversity across different groups and areas of society. Our MA
programme is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to move forward as arts
professionals in a rapidly changing world.

The renewed two-year cultural management master’s programme creates facilitator-

The two-year master’s in cultural management, offered in English, is a joint initiative with
the Estonian Business School to deliver an international student-centred programme.
Comprehensive content is introduced by top experts from across Europe with an emphasis on
applying new knowledge in practice. The Master of Arts in Cultural Management offers new
insights and approaches to building competencies through academic knowledge and practice
for people interested in new ways of connecting the arts with every aspect of society.
Students of the programme are trained as facilitators and mediators to work in the cultural
sector, as well as in emerging positions across different fields.

The right programme for you

The renewed curriculum is built on challenge-based learning whereby you will be encouraged
to use a personal challenge or project as the practical basis of your studies. Challenge-based
learning offers many benefits that facilitate active learning in step with real work
environments. If you already have a project or a challenge, for example, from your current
workplace, you can use this as a focal point in your studies with support from your teachers,
visiting experts and your fellow students. Learning experiences allow you to explore, discuss,
and build connections towards solutions to real-life challenges. You also have the option to
connect your own project directly to your final thesis, further increasing the connection
between theory and practice. The programme builds on a strong academic base to provide
you with the skills to analyse projects and situations in a balanced and holistic manner.

Curriculum content:

Major field of study 90 ECTS: 84 obligatory ECTS and 6 selective ECTS:

Environment and context of culture 12 ECTS (obligatory)
Leadership and communication 12 ECTS (obligatory)
Economy and market 12 ECTS (obligatory)
Entrepreneurial and innovative development in cultural management 12 ECTS (obligatory)
Creation and Creativity 12 ECTS (obligatory)
Societally engaged arts and culture: 12 ECTS (obligatory) + 6 selective
Academic writing and critical reflection 12 ECTS
Master’s thesis 30 ECTS
Free selective: 6ECTS

Main learning outcomes:
Upon completing the curriculum, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate broad and systematic knowledge of cultural management, its main concepts, issues and research methods;
2. Display understanding of the current trends and issues of cultural management, cultural politics and creative economy;
3. Perceive interdisciplinary relations;
4. Recognize and verbalize, in a creative way, the problems and issues of cultural management, as well as solve them with appropriate methods by applying a broader background of social sciences and humanities;
5. Discuss creative leadership and arts organizations, apply new theoretical knowledge in practical work and exhibit selfanalysis in a wider context;
6. Take on the responsibilities of a local/national cultural leader, manager or official, cultural entrepreneur or research worker, applying appropriate leadership and teamwork skills;
7. Transmit knowledge, professionalism and competence as teacher or
instructor, display good command of performance skills; argue both verbally and in written form the various issues and underlying theories of cultural management;
8. Effectively participate in team work, both at work and in everyday life,
display social responsibility and exhibit tolerance for different attitudes and values;
9. Take proper decisions in ethically complicated situations, demonstrate awareness of the moral and ethical aspects, as well as the possibilities, limitations and wider consequences of one’s professional activity, discuss and argue topics and issues related to cultural life, creative industries and cultural management;
10. Evaluate critically the knowledge and skills obtained, continue further with professional studies or participate in research, both in Estonia and abroad.

Career opportunities

Access to further study: Doctoral studies
Professional status: The right to be employed in a position requiring Master´s Degree or corresponding qualification

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States