Master of Arts - Arts & Cultural Management

LASALLE College of the Arts

Program Description

Master of Arts - Arts & Cultural Management

LASALLE College of the Arts

The LASALLE Arts and Cultural Management MA programme will equip students to enhance their skills, reflect on areas such as management and policy, and to be advocates of the Arts.

Singapore has greatly expanded its commitment and engagement with the arts and cultural institutions in the 21st century, while elsewhere in Asia, the arts, creative and cultural sectors are also developing rapidly and gaining global attention. This Programme builds upon the exciting innovations in this field both here and abroad. It is intended for Arts Managers, cultural entrepreneurs, and those with professional backgrounds and a desire to learn more about the arts to come together, reflect upon, debate and inquire about the nature of arts organizations in society.

Arts and cultural managers are highly skilled individuals who wish to support the arts in all their forms. The MA Programme aims to guide students in developing the knowledge, skills, and spirit of inquiry and innovation for managing arts and culture in a fast-changing environment.

Located in Singapore with its comprehensive arts scene, private, and public support structures, museums, theatres, festivals, and local venues, the Programme offers diverse opportunities to engage with arts professionals and with ongoing debates in the arts and cultural field. Students will engage with local and international guest speakers – practitioners and academics – particularly in the School of Arts Management’s seminar series, INTERACTIONS. In addition, students have opportunities to enjoy the breadth of artistic events, shows, artist talks and seminars that take place at LASALLE’s campus all year round.

Graduates from this Programme work in diverse cultural institutions and arts organisations in Singapore, the Region and abroad, and set up their own artistic initiatives.

Applicant Profile

The LASALLE Arts and Cultural Management MA programme will equip students to enhance their skills, reflect on areas such as management and policy, and to be advocates of the Arts.

Industry Partnership & Guest Lecturers

One of the strengths of the Programme is its collaboration with industry. Towards this end, it has invited practitioners and senior executives from major arts organisations and the creative industries to share their knowledge and expertise with you. Industry speakers are invited as guest speakers and lecturers.

The Faculty for the Creative Industries also organises a seminar series, INTERACTIONS, with visiting lecturers. You also have the option of doing an internship with a local arts or cultural organisation.

Entry Requirements

Additional coursework may be required before acceptance into the programme based on applicant’s qualifications.

  • A degree in Arts Management, Arts or equivalent from a recognised institution
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience in a related field or at least 4 years of working experience in a non-related field
  • Well-established professionals from other fields who wish to transfer to the cultural sector must demonstrate a commitment to the arts or heritage
  • A satisfactory score in written and spoken English OR a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
  • Curriculum Vitae (indicating training / experience in the arts and / or volunteer experience)
  • Two letters of recommendation: one professional, one academic
  • Application Assignments Research Proposal

Applications to the MA Arts & Cultural Management programme MUST include a Research Proposal of 800-1000 words on a specific area in the field of Arts and Cultural Management that the applicant would like to pursue during the course of study that will culminate in a thesis. The research proposal should be word processed, using Arial 11-pt font on double spacing. It should contain the comprising:

  • A self-explanatory title
  • A background of the proposed research topic
  • The rationale and objective of the research area
  • The significance of the proposed research area
  • A brief explanation of how the research will be conducted

Pleases submit your Research Proposal as a .doc or .pdf file only in the format prescribed.

Personal Statement

A 500 words personal statement indicating why the applicant wish to pursue a career in Arts Management, what led him/ her to this point and what makes him/ her a good candidate for admission into the programme.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
3 semesters
Full time
27,000 SGD
Start date Jan. 2017
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 3 semesters
Price 27,000 SGD