Cultrual Policy & Arts Management

GradDip Cultural Policy & Arts Management
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

We offer a 60 credit NFQ Level 9 Graduate Diploma in Cultural Policy and Arts Management. The Graduate Diploma involves a workload of 10 modules distributed across the Autumn and Spring trimesters. A pathway is provided whereby those who achieve a Graduate Diploma qualification can proceed to complete a 30 credit minor dissertation to fufill the requirements for the award of MA in Cultural and Arts Management. All elements, leading to the award of the MA Degree must be completed within a three-year timeframe.

You have the option to accumulate 60 credits towards a Graduate Diploma qualification by taking modules offered in the Autumn Trimester (September - December) and the Spring Trimester (January - May) delivered between the hours of 9 am - 5pm.

You then have the option to undertake a capstone 30 credit minor dissertation for the award of MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Student Internships
To complete the 60 credit Graduate Diploma, students will have to acquire 8-weeks of work experience with an appropriate organisation in the cultural field, nationally or internationally.

The window for this is April-July each academic year.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Business 1 (Management)
Cultural Policy 1 (Ireland)
Research Methods/Seminar
Marketing in the Arts
Cultural Policy 2 (Comparative)
Cultural Policy 3 Arts Lives
Business 3 (Strategic Plan)
Work Experience
Law of Cult Pol&Arts Mgmt




1 year full-time


GradDip Cultural Policy & Arts Management (Z245) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6105
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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Careers & Employability
The programme's emphasis on vocational skills, practitioner input, and networking (through work placements), provides those coming from arts and humanities backgrounds with the kind of transferable business skills that will enhance their employability. Graduates will have the capacity to negotiate, research and think strategically about policy issues and to apply practical management skills (acquired primarily through modules in marketing, management, finance, law and strategic planning) in running arts or heritage organisations.

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    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

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