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


Sofia University
Name of the Department/Programme/Course: Cultural Studies Department at the Faculty of Philosophy / MA in Contemporary Arts (20th and 21st Century)
Duration: 1 year and a half


Cultural policy is a teaching subject in module 5.

Core courses
 Arts and comparative cultural history of modern times
 Arts, culture and cultural institutions in the 20th and 21st century
 What is interpretation of works of art: interpretative approach
 Pre-modern art history

Module 1. Theoretical categories and methodological debates:
 Semiotic approach towards arts
 The work of art: three interpretations Derrida, Heidegger, Benjamin

Module 2. 20th and 21st Century Arts:
 Fine arts: Processes and phenomena in the fine arts of the 20th and 21st century
 Literature: Processes and phenomena in the literature of the 20th century
 Architecture: History and theory of architecture of the 20th and 21st century
 Theatre: The Theatre of the 20th century
 Cinema: Reality and representation in Cinema and Film Theory of the 20th century
 Music: Music of the 20th and 19th century
 Photography: Photography, media and arts of the 20th and 21st century

Module 3. Modern arts and culture:
 Arts and modern philosophy
 Popular culture and arts
 Identity and politics of identity. Society of spectacle: iconography of desire
 Arts and gender. Sexuality, identity and love in literature and arts of the 20th century
 Arts and the modern condition of religions and theology

Module 4. Modern Bulgarian art:
 Modern Bulgarian and Balkan literature
 Modern Bulgarian and Balkan fine arts
 Modern Bulgarian and Balkan theatre
 Modern Bulgarian and Balkan music
 Modern Bulgarian and Balkan cinema

Module 5. Arts, management, cultural policy, market and legislation:
 State cultural institutions and legislation
 Cultural policies
 Non-governmental organisations: funding and management of arts and culture in Bulgarian context
 Arts and markets
 Arts and the city where we live (Internship including Visual Seminar)
 Internships
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