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. As of the academic year 2017/2018, this programme will offer a part-time pathway to completion.
-A dynamic 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
Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
Vision and Values Statement
The programme aims to equip those wishing to pursue a career in the professional arts and cultural sector with the skills and competencies to be effective managers, and with the confidence and competency to lead and influence change in cultural policies at national and local levels. Our educational mission is to produce 'reflective practitioners': people capable of thinking deeply and philosophically about the role of the arts and culture in society, while acquiring a set of technical skills in the fields of management, marketing, research, finance, and law to perform effectively as managers and leaders in their field. Additionally, the strong vocational nature of the programme provides students with a realistic pathway towards employment, career, and further research opportunities in the cultural field. To this end, we continually adapt the programme in response to evolving policy and technological and professional changes in the field of cultural management, both domestically and internationally. Students will emerge from this programme with the strategic vision and leadership skills to ensure that the civic and societal value of the arts and heritage is widely appreciated, reflected in the mission of cultural institutions, and at the heart of government policies for culture.