Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, French, Italian
Today, culture and the arts are a full-fledged economic sector. It requires special know-how and expert knowledge. Over the past two decades, cultural activities and institutions have experienced dramatic growth. Careers in the field have undergone a complete transformation in both the private and public sectors. The Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities programme is offered by the ESCP Europe Business School.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Studies at Venice, Ca’ Foscari University and Paris campus.

Scientific Director: Prof. Marie-Pierre Fenoll-Trousseau and Prof. Francesco Casarin

Objectives of the programme

This programme trains a new generation of managers specialized in artistic and cultural projects in the European and International markets.

Career opportunities

Graduates work in positions such as: Cultural Project Manager, Asset Manager, Cultural Project Manager, Museum Sponsorship Manager, Cultural Heritage Manager, etc.

International seminar

1 term at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy • 1 term in Paris

Class Profile

  • Humanities and Social sciences: 10%
  • Art history: 17%
  • Literature and Philosophy: 13%
  • Fine Arts and Architecture: 17%
  • Law: 17%
  • Media and Culture: 3%
  • Political sciences: 20%
  • Life science: 3%

48% international students

75% women, 25% men

Language requirement

  • French and English


  • 1 year (Start in September)

Job Survey

  • 30K€ is the average salary after the MS.
  • Less than 3 months after graduation 77% are employed.
  • 70% have a job with an international dimension.

In which sector:

  • Media/Publishing/Arts/Culture: 70%
  • Commerce/Retail: 10%
  • Communication/Advertising: 5%
  • Other: 15%

How to apply

  • Online application
  • TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS scores
  • Personal interview if eligible


Triple accredited: EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB

Programme Structure

This programme brings together the expertise of both ESCP Europe and Ca’ Foscari University to give students a solid knowledge of management in the world of culture and the arts.

A combination of theory classes and of live practical cases:

  • Strategic Management for Cultural and Artistic Activities
  • Law and the Arts
  • Cultural Marketing
  • The Economics of Art and Culture
  • Cultural Products and Markets
  • Accounting and Management Control for the Arts and Culture Industries
  • Finance and Taxation in Arts and Culture Industries
  • Project Management for Cultural and Artistic Activities
  • Development and Promotion of Cultural Heritage

Some conferences can be in Italian.

This programme is only accessible to students who have the equivalent of 300 ECTS credits (Master 2).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
    • Partially taught in Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Eligible applicants must hold a master's degree (research or professional) in fine arts, architecture, engineering, management, public administration, political science, humanities or in any other field.

The following degrees are required for eligibility (in fields such as engineering, management, medecine, architecture, humanities ... ) :

  • A "Grande Ecole" degree,
  • A Master's degree (5 years of study),
  • A Post-graduate degree (over 5 years),
  • Other degree equivalent to the above
    (please consult us).

Degrees equivalent to a Master 1 (4 years of study) are not eligible for this Specialised Master.

Candidates must be proficient in English with a good knowledge of French and Italian.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14200 International
  • EUR 14200 EU/EEA

The fees for the academic year 2017/2018 are set at 14,200€ (including costs of the international seminar - transport & accommodation - and the reference books).


Scholarships, depending on both financial need and merit, will be granted to the students in the Specialised Master® programmes.

Only students who fulfill the two following criteria will be eligible:
  • students who were granted a scholarship (level 2 to over) based on financial need in the last two years;
  • students who are admitted on the first list in the ESCP Europe Specialised Master®’s selection

The amount of the scholarship is 10% of the tuition fees and will be deducted from these fees. Students will be informed of the amount of their scholarship in September.

ESCP Europe Foundation scholarships, available to all students, are merit-based. The amount of the award is 2000€. There are 10 scholarships available.

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