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Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Management
Master of Culture and Arts, 60 ECTS

Master of Culture and Arts

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Katri Halonen
Principal Lecturer
+358 50 362 6407
PL 4072, 00079 Metropolia

Specific admission requirements

No specific admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

With regard to the recognition and accreditation of acquired competencies, The Master´s Degree programme in Cultural Management adheres to the following principles: Transfer of credit is possible when the student has completed studies generating similar competencies at some other higher education. The thesis cannot be completed by demonstration. The thesis also does not earn credit for another degree.

Qualification requirements and regulations

Completing the degree requires 60 ECTS credits specified in curriculum. See the Degree Regulations of Metropolia UAS:

Profile of the programme

Programme focuses on strategic leadership and management of creative processes, as well as the related collaborative development competence, futures´ thinking competence and interactive management of services. Personal study plans are tailored for each student.

Key learning outcomes

- Competence in strategic leadership, management and researchbased development
o Students can analyse the development of their own work and operating environment from an international perspective. In addition, they learn to develop creative processes. They learn to build their expert identity as leaders of collaborative development work, and to apply the methods of strategic planning.
- Competence on interactive productization of services
o Students can assess the needs of various customer groups and users for culture-based services, and to use different types of models in service production. produce information that benefits the party commissioning the project and the field in general.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Masters in Arts Management are experts who make cultural projects possible. They are responsible for planning, leading and developing of a cultural event or service. Typical work occupations focus on development of production processes in co-operation with many actors in an international network. Many works cultural and leisure organisations, public sector cultural occupations and cultural entrepreneurs.

Access to further studies

- Eligible for polytechnic specialisation studies
- Eligible to pursue university studies; in individual cases access to second-cycle university programmes (based on the decision by the receiving institution)

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Each course has own examination regulations and foundation of grading that is specified in the curriculum.

Graduation requirements

All studies passed.

Mode of study

Leadership in the cultural sector 5 ECTS
Developing Expertise and Self-management Skills 5 ECTS
Futures thinking and forecasting in the field of culture 5 ECTS

Research Methods and Skills 5 ECTS
Organizational and Process Development 5 ECTS
Master's Thesis 30 ECTS

Optional Studies 5 ECTS

Level of qualification

Master's Degree (Second Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Students have a minimum of two years' verified relevant work-based practical experience before Master´s Degree studies. The shared learning environments, combined
with working life, offer experiences and foster creativity
encouraging students to explore and develop.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

It´s possible to negotiate about exchange period.