Business for Arts and Culture - IED Venice, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
The Business for Arts and Culture - IED Venice Master at Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED)is an internationally oriented course with very close links to real-life professional experiences, which main aim is to provide participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in relation to culture and creativity, coupled with a managerial-based vision.


The range of institutions and phenomena considered includes all the pillars of cultural production, moving from the companies investing in arts to the classical heritage sectors, from the world of media to the one of communication, so to open the attendants mind to the wider framework of new professional opportunities.

Starting from the observation that the international cultural world is moving towards a new model based on entrepreneurship and specific projects, the master program trains professionals able to create and manage cultural projects in a sustainable way both creatively and economically

Career opportunities - At the end of the course participants can enter roles within structured organizations, cultural institutions, both private and public, museums, create opportunities on their own, work in the field of non-profit organizations or manage a cultural project.

Methodology and Structure - The Business for Arts and Culture - IED Venice Master course from Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) takes students along a path that starts with the observation and understanding of different contexts and sectors and pays a specific attention on the connection between arts, culture and business. Matching together several backgrounds, students are stimulated to use lateral and design thinking to approach problems from other point of view or depart, so to foster the research of creative solutions.

It is structured in four modules:

Module 1_Read the context The first part of the Master course trains students to observe and understand different contexts and sectors, providing them with key elements of cultural economics and with concrete case studies. It offers an overview on the cultural scenarios and on the fruitful relation between arts and business, public and private actors.

Module 2_Key Elements of Project Management Paying a specific attention on the connection among arts, culture and business, the course moves towards analising the key elements of project cycle management, so to understand how to apply them and to develop an alternative methodology to design a project, transform an idea or intuition into a business opportunity.

Module 3_Business Plan and New Cultural Project Launch The third module teaches how to write an effective business plan for new products or cultural start-ups launch, dealing with all the necessary steps of the process.

Module 4_Entrepreneurial Experience The last part of the course is dedicated to the elaboration of the Final Project. Starting from their personal interests, participants work on creating and designing an accurate business plan for the foundation of an enterprise or for proposing a project to a cultural institution.

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Cultural Economics
  • Cultural Sector Overviews: A Taxonomy of Creativity
  • Arts and Business
  • Public Museum and Private Foundations
  • Problem-Solving: Theory and Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 6 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Target- This Master course is designed for young professionals who want to achieve specific skills and competences in the field of creativity and management of cultural policy and projects. The access to the course is also open to post-graduates student with interest or experience in the arts field, cultural heritage or creative industry.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 11900 International
  • EUR 11900 EU/EEA
  • Tuition fee - 8,900
  • Enrollment Fee - 3,000


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