M.A. Arts Management - IED Rome

Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain | Cagliari, Italy
The Master in Arts Management is a 12-month full-immersion interdisciplinary course, that is truly unique due to its itinerant formula. The study plan is divided in the two prestigious locations of Florence and Rome, with the addition of Venice, with a one week workshop, to engage students in a grand tour of contemporary art and education, with a focus on the jobs of the future.
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Description of Arts Management - IED Rome

The Master in Arts Management is a 12-month full-immersion interdisciplinary course, that is truly unique due to its itinerant formula. The study plan is divided in the two prestigious locations of Florence and Rome, with the addition of Venice, with a one week workshop, to engage students in a grand tour of contemporary art and education, with a focus on the jobs of the future.

The Arts Manager operates with a highly interdisciplinary method and is intended to be a fundamental figure in the activities of public and private institutions, with many areas of professional application. With this Master, IED will form a central figure for the life of cultural institutions, engaged in art project management, capable of identifying innovative content, of structuring a comprehensive event schedule, of planning and developing fundraising events and resource management.

The partnership with major cultural institutions, including Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, MIBAC, Federculture and PeggyGuggenheim Collection, ensures that students will have the most renowned teachers and a unique experience in the field. Not to mention the presence of distinguished figures related to the Master, starting from academic director Aldo Colonetti, philosopher, art critic and editor of Ottagono Magazine.

Who is it for? The Master in Arts Management caters to all graduates in Arts and Humanities specialising in Art or Performing Arts, Communication Sciences, Cultural Heritage, Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline As soon as possible
Tuition fee
  • EUR 18900 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 18900 Year (EEA)
Start date February  2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

This study path is opened to graduates in humanities and artistic fields coming from all over the world who want to develop their artistic knowledge through a study-tour that touches the main Italian artistic cities. Participants will complete their educational pathway studying subjects and institutions related to the management of the artistic and cultural world.

The Master in Arts Management is divided into two operational modules, characterised by a distinct course of study in relation to the city in which it takes place, each involving an examination and a final project. Some of the subjects of the course cut across the modules, while others are specific and unique to each location.

The Master is held in partnership with the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the MIBAC (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities) in Rome and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

At the end of the course, students will be ready to work in arts and cultural companies and institutions (e.g. museums, foundations, galleries, festivals, auction houses), in the so-called cultural sectors (national and international cultural institutions, profit and nonprofit), in areas related to contemporary art and with large enterprises investing in the cultural market (banks, insurance companies, banking institutions, event management companies, trade fair organisations, art foundations, exhibition production companies, or companies operating in the communication world).

FLORENCE - Design of exhibitions and events

March 2015 | July 2015

The Florence module focuses on developing specific skills to manage the different organisational phases of a Cultural event: from the design to the identification of partners and sponsors, to communication management and content creation. As a group, with the support of teachers and the course coordinator, students will plan and create one or more cultural events with real clients.

ROME - Art Direction: focus on festivals

September 2015 | February 2016

The goal of this module is to develop a new approach to artistic heritage management. The Masterís semester in Rome combines the huge culture that the city plays at international level with the vivacity of the backgrounds that characterise its urban culture. With the support of new technologies, students will explore possible cultural convergences that stimulate interest and participation.

VENICE - 1 week Workshop

In partnership with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, students will participate in a one-week workshop in Venice. They will visit the main institutions and meet the professionals of the Peggy Guggenheim.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most important museums in Italy for European and American art from the first half of the Twentieth century. It is located in the home of the famous collector Peggy Guggenheim, at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal in Venice.

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Requirements for Arts Management - IED Rome

One or Two year programs at the end of which the student will earn a private Master degree from IED. Access to the Master program is open only to those who have previously completed the undergraduate course of study or have relevant work experience.

IED Online Admission process foresees four steps:

1) Pre-enrolment process2) Admission interview (if required) 3) Enrolment confirmation process4) Matriculation process

Suggested timing:

Applications are open until the beginning of the course however to comply with its strict level of quality, and in order to guarantee the effective interaction among teaching staff and students, IED has a restricted number of available places to its Master courses. To be assured of having a place in the class applicants will have to complete the enrolment process as specified in point 3.

Non-european students must also check with the local Italian Diplomatic Authorities how to apply for a VISA. Procedures may take long time and follow specific time frames therefore applicants are suggested to start the application on time as IED will issue the necessary documentation to apply for a VISA upon completion of enrolment as specified in point 3.

Work Experience for Arts Management - IED Rome

No work experience is required.

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