Arts and Cultural Management

I love all those who walk a different path. Who can turn the world upside down and make us reconsider what we already know, or simply fascinate us with their thinking. I love the people who can inspire and enrich us with their music, their painting or their writing. Maybe there's a bit of artist hidden inside me. But more than that there's a drive in me to that wants to promote art and culture in a world where culture and the economy are ever more interconnected.

That's why I chose a degree course in Arts and Cultural Management at Karlshochschule. I can learn how culture actually works, which people and organizations are involved, and what makes us recognize something as culture or art. As I study I'll get to know the movers and shakers in the cultural sector and will preparing for the future, possibly as the organizer of cultural events in a museum or as a cultural manager in an agency. There are so many possibilities I can imagine I will be studying my passion at Karlshochschule.

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Degree Program Structure

Karlshochschule opens up a whole new, exciting world with each module in the Arts and Cultural Management study program. When I look at the module overview, I discover at the same time how the contents of my studies are logically interconnected, thereby revealing Arts and Cultural Management to me as an overarching whole.

 

 

Study year 1: Analysis and Strategy in Management and Scientific Research Methods

Introduction to Arts and Cultural Management

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Introduction to Arts and Cultural Management
  • History of cultural management
  • Keywords and main concepts of the international cultural management
  • Overview of cultural frameworks (political, legal and social) for arts and culture in Germany
  • Overview of cultural categories and institutions
Type of examination: Essay

Introduction to Management and its Quantitative Methods

10 ECTS

Business Environment

10 ECTS

Introduction to Scientific Research Methods

10 ECTS

English as a Foreign Language 1

4 ECTS

Arts and Culture: History, Theory and Society

6 ECTS

Markets, Culture, Communication

5 ECTS

Basic Principles in Strategic Management

5 ECTS

English as a Foreign Language 2

4 ECTS

Study year 2: Transfer of theoretical knowledge to company projects

Challenging Actors: Networks, Mediations, Dramaturgies

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Challenging Actors: Networks, Mediations, Dramaturgies
  • Self-dramatisation / role theory, acting theories, Actor Network Theory
  • Actors and roles in national and international cultural institutions and projects
  • Systemic approaches for communication and mediation in complex projects
  • Miniature research project on current challenges for exemplary actors in the artistic and cultural field
Type of examination: Learner's portfolio

Cultural Policy, Financing and Law

6 ECTS

Introductory Company Project

6 ECTS

Resources

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.1

6 ECTS

Strategic Arts and Cultural Management in Different Institutions and Social Contexts

6 ECTS

Arts Communication, Marketing and Education

6 ECTS

Advanced Company Project

6 ECTS

Managerial Accounting

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.2

6 ECTS

Study year 3: Internship, semester abroad and Bachelor Thesis

Current Issues in Arts and Cultural Management: Research Colloquium

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Current Issues in Arts and Cultural Management: Research Colloquium
  • Exemplary discussion of current issues in the field of arts and cultural management
  • Definition of a research question
  • Evaluation of status of research and reading for the respective research question
  • Development of appropriate research methodologies to operationalize the respective research question
  • Feedback and group discussion of the selected issues
  • Creation of an exposé, a draft, the final paper
Type of examination: Written assignment

Internationalizing Arts and Cultural Management: Field Studies

6 ECTS

Elective: Ethics in Management: Globalization - Sustainability - Practice

6 ECTS

Change & Innovation

6 ECTS

Elective: Culture & Language

6 ECTS

Internship

18 ECTS

Bachelor Thesis including its defense

12 ECTS
Nur Bakkar

Nur Bakkar, Arts and Cultural Management

"Intimate, informal, creative, productive and practical – that's how I would describe my everyday routine at Karlshochschule. I have fun here and feel good. I can contribute to the development of my degree program and get to know some really interesting people."

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Isabella Blatter

Isabella Blatter, Arts and Cultural Management

"Parallel to my Arts and Cultural Management studies, I also work in the Marketing and Communications department. Here I have the opportunity to assist with work on a range of different projects – and my ideas are welcome, too. It's great fun to use my imagination to influence and enrich my University."