Arts and Management
Management in the world of culture aims to touch humans in their vibrant hearts. You want to understand why people visit Wacken festival and why the "MoMa" is famous.
You believe management is more than looking at numbers and having a profit-only mentality: It is a matter of creative thinking and critical reflection and generating a strategic and purposeful vision. In particular, thinking like an artist can open eyes and develop new perspectives in management.
In short: It’s the ‘Art of Management’.
The curriculum combines a critical and integral perspective on management studies with a focus on the culture and different fields of arts. It refers to fine arts, theatre, movies, literature and more. In a variety of modules students learn the theory and history of arts, the critical potential of artworks, challenges in managing the arts and the interrelations of arts, politics, society and economy.
There is a strong focus on applied skills like project management, consulting companies, but also developing
creative methods for individual cultural projects. In a semester abroad, the students can specialize their skills at one of our partner universities.
"Arts and Management" suits for everyone who later wants to work in these fields:
- City or Region Marketing
- Creative Entrepreneur
- General Management
- Museum or Theater Management
Arts and Management is your thing? Then you've come to the right place!
All at a glance
EU: 1. Sep., non-EU: 15. Jul. or later, depending on the visa process of your home country
Study program start
End of September
790 € / month
English + other language courses
Company projects, practical and semester abroad
On Mondays to Fridays (as well as block seminars)
Program Structure: Management and Arts
Each module in the Arts and Management course at Karlshochschule opens up a new and exciting world. When I look at the module overview, I can see how my course contents are logically interlinked and how this provides me with a much broader spectrum of Arts and Management.
Culture and Audiences
Challenges in Managing Culture
Introduction to Management
Introduction to Scientific Research Methods
English / German as a Foreign Language 1.1
Local Networks & Practices: Arts, Economy, Politics & Civil Society
The Radical Potential of Arts: History, Present and Future
Strategy as Theory and Practice
English / German as a Foreign Language 1.2
Resources: Financial Resources, Human Resources, Organization
Introductory Company and Consulting Project
Foreign Language 2.1
Storytelling & Integrated Communication
Change & Learning
Controlling, Accounting & Reporting
Foreign Language 2.2
Current Issues in Arts Management
Elective: Foreign Language 2.3 / Host Language
Bachelor Thesis incl. its Defence
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