This section presents brief profiles of the cultural policy curricula thought at the universities participating in the CPEG initiative:
Estonian Academy of Music, Jagiellonian University, Latvian Academy of Culture, Sofia University, University of Arts in Belgrade, Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts


Estonian Academy of Music
Name of the Department/Programme/Course: MA in Cultural Management/Course in Culture Policy Making: Levels of European, National and Municipal Policy-Making in the Arts
Duration: 2 years


Goals of the curriculum
The objective of the Cultural Management Master Programme is to educate professional managers of arts organisations with vision, entrepreneurs promoting Estonian cultural industry as well as administrators and decision-makers in the field of cultural policy who are fit to work in different arts fields, under free market economy conditions, with the cultural diversity of modern Estonia and within a cultural environment under global influences.

Requirements for graduation are: graduation thesis, exams, etc.

Compulsory courses
Cultural management special studies 40 credits
 Introduction to Arts Management
 Cultural Policy: European, national and municipal framework
 Law and the Arts. Intellectual Property
 Introduction to Culture Studies
 Organisation visits
 Management
 Organisational Behaviour
 Strategic and Business Planning
 Human Resource Management
 Project management
 Volunteer Management
 Multicultural Communication Skills
 Work experience
 Finance and marketing
 Marketing the Arts
 Fundraising and Sponsorship
 Basics of Accounting
 Audience Development
 Media Relations
 Economics in Arts Management
 Leadership
 Leadership theory
 Leadership workshop

Thesis and support courses 30 credits

 Thesis
 Research Seminar
 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

Electives 10 credits

 English
 German
 Literature
 Aesthetics
 Semiotics
 History of Art
 History of Theatre
 History of Music

Cultural Policy-Making: the levels of European, National and Municipal Policy-making in the Arts
Credits: 4

The first part of the course is dedicated to cultural policy making at the national and the municipal level: Students are introduced to:
The horizontal approach: The roles and relations of different shareholders (state, county, city, foundations) are discussed. The relevant legislation is touched upon: direct cultural legislation as well as the legislation that is not directly meant for arts but does affect cultural organisations. The State budget as one of the main tools affecting the culture landscape is discussed.
The vertical approach: why and how culture is supported, how to assess the results.

The second part of the course introduces different cultural policy models in Europe as well as to political agendas in the field of resource allocation to the arts. Another topic of discussion is the framework of policy-making at the European level, international networks and co-productions.
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