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Cultural Policy & Arts Management

MA Cultural Policy & Arts Management

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management is aimed at graduate students and experienced cultural sector practitioners seeking to acquire or enhance their skills to be effective managers and leaders in the arts and heritage fields.

A rich learning environment in which a diverse group of fellow-students (from different countries and with different cultural and art form backgrounds) pursue their shared goal of being effective managers and thinkers in the cultural field
Access to a wide range of top cultural sector managers in Ireland who contribute to the course as guest lecturers
A rich mix of theoretical approaches to culture, combined with the practical skills to be an effective manager

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Entry requirements

A primary degree at 2.1 level (Second Class Honours, Grade One) is normally required. However, all applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and relevant or extensive work experience will be taken into account.

Transcripts should accompany an application, including grades for each subject taken in the primary degree.

Some experience working in a cultural organisation in whatever capacity.

Name and contact details of two referees.

Admission is subject to interview either in person, by video skype, or telephone.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

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 genuinely 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 on both a strategic and day-to-day basis.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Elizabeth Varley
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8162
Email: elizabeth.varley@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Finance ACC40730

Business 1 (Management) CULP40010

Cultural Policy 1 (Ireland) CULP40040

Research Methods/Seminar CULP40050

Marketing in the Arts CULP40100

Cultural Policy 2 (Comparative) CULP40110

Dissertation CULP40140

Business 4 (Law) CULP40230

Cultural Policy 3 Arts Lives CULP40240

Business 3 (Strategic Plan) CULP40270

Work Experience CULP40280

Comment

The programme is directed at post-graduate students and experienced cultural sector practitioners seeking to acquire or enhance the skills to be effective managers and leaders in the arts and heritage fields.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MA Cultural Policy & Arts Management FT (Z041)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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