This programme is uniquely designed to provide management development for those employed in the cultural sectors of arts, heritage and museums. Delivered through the medium of e-learning, this MSc in Cultural Management is also unique within the northern hemisphere.
The programme was established in 1995, as a partnership between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the National Trust, the Northern Ireland Museums Council in collaboration with the University of Ulster. The course provides an opportunity to both reflect on, and develop skills in a range of management functions including marketing, management, finance and human resources. The content is placed within the context of international and national cultural policy and the service ethos of the public and voluntary sectors.
Typical candidates are employed in the cultural sector and have a minimum of two years related experience. They are ambitious and interested in developing their career within the sector. They are looking for a course with academic rigour, that will underpin their professional experience and provide the opportunity to share knowledge and experience of good practice with other students.
This programme aims to:
- Engender a systematic and in depth understanding of management and the related functional areas;
- Foster originality in the development of business organisations within the arts and cultural sector;
- Use intellectual capacity in the analysis and interpretation of material and in the conduct of research inn the field;
- Facilitate the acquisition of skills necessary to lead the sector in terms of strategy and planning;
- Cultivate a professional attitude and develop skills to support his in communication, teamwork, project planning and personal development.