Master Degree Program in Management of Cultural Institutions
Culture creates artistic, social, political and moral values. The cultural diversity is what makes Europe interesting for its citizens and worldwide. But the cultural budgets on the national and even on the European level are always underestimated. The cultural operators are very often working in a difficult economic environment. Whatever the cultural initiatives would be - public or private, national or international - they must be managed effectively. There is an urgent need of experienced cultural managers who are capable of defining goals, promoting products, optimizing efforts, grasping tendencies, etc. thus supporting artists, musicians, performers…
The program “Management of Cultural Institutions”, offered by the NBU Center of Public Administration, is oriented towards management of a wide spectrum of cultural activities and products. Its aim is twofold – to prepare experts in cultural project management and fundraising as well as promoters of artefacts from performing arts, cinema, fine arts and applied arts. The program gives theoretical knowledge and practical skills derived from areas as Cultural and European studies, Public Administration and Management, Mass communication, etc. To be able to manage cultural institutions of various types students take courses in strategic marketing, modern tendencies in arts, project management, European cultural policies, event management, PR, Human Resources, etc. The program incorporates a lot of practical work as well – projects development and internships in cultural institutions.
Our graduates will:
- gain knowledge of the cultural sector, current trends in its development andimpact global processes and the European process on it ;
- acquire skills for managing cultural institutions, incl. elaboration of development strategies, budgeting, mobilization of alternative sources of funding for conflict resolution, management and policymaking in the field of culture.
Graduates can work as experts to the administration of cultural institutions from the state, public and private sectors, European and national cultural programs and more.