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


Latvian Academy of Culture
Name of the Department/Programme/Course: MA Study Programme in Management of Culture
Duration: 2 years


Term 1: Cultural Policy in Latvia
32 academic hours, 2 credits
Assessment: written essay analysing cultural policy problems in Latvia

Term 3: Cultural Policy in Europe
16 academic hours, 1 credit
Assessment: written essay – comparison of cultural policy models of 2 European countries

Term 4: Arts and education
16 academic hours, 1 credit
Assessment written test

Cultural Policy in Latvia course:
 Principles of cultural policy of Latvia in the context of European cultural policy
 Historical development of cultural policy in Latvia during the 20th century
 The organisational structure of cultural administration in Latvia
 Cultural legislation
 Social and legislative basis of the creative process
 Financing of cultural infrastructure and the creative process
 Nongovernmental cultural organizations
 Accessibility and participation
 Professional art
 Culture industry
 The system of cultural education
 Cultural heritage
 Latvian national cultural identity
 Cultural activities of ethnical minorities residing in Latvia

Cultural Policy in Europe course:
 Definitions of culture and culture policy
 Development of cultural policy in Europe – historical overview since the 2nd World War, changes in Europe, new tasks for cultural policy
 Development of cultural policies in ex-soviet countries, changes in cultural governance, change of the legal status of cultural organizations
 New circumstances and demands for cultural policy. Broadening of the terms ‘culture’, ‘cultural heritage’. The role of cultural industries
 Main elements of cultural policy. Cultural policy instruments
 Models of cultural policy in European countries
 International cooperation – exchange of information, development of information technologies, role of networks and lobby organizations, festivals, co-productions.
 The role of UNESCO, Council of Europe, ‘Culture 2000’

The Arts and Education course:
 Looking at meanings: The Arts in Education and Education in the Arts
 National Curriculum - European perspectives
 Education, Communication, Interpretation, Access
 Education and marketing. Developing New Audiences
 Theatre, dance, opera and ballet: education policy and practice
 Music and the visual arts: education policy and practice
 Arts centres: education policy and practice
 Audiences and their needs. Monitoring and evaluation
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