• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English, French, Italian


The hallmarks of this transformation include new ways of assessing the value of cultural products, appreciating the diversification of sources for financing, understanding new methods of increasing public appeal, and most notably, a heightened emphasis on budgetary priorities.

In this context of financial rationalisation, a strong need has developed for a reassessment of the sector. The majority of book publishing, news, multimedia, theatre, television and cinema is produced by multinationals that now look for “enlightened” managers. Companies that produce and disseminate cultural goods and activities strive to recruit high-level managerswho are capable of developing their activities and creating and overseeing cultural production.

A trailblazer in the arts and culture management arena, this Specialised Master® in Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities offers the additional advantage of a double-degree: the Specialised Master® degree from ESCP Europe Business School (conferred by the French “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”), and the Master di II livello of the Università Ca’Foscari Venezia.


All the ESCP EUrope Specialised Masters are accredited by the French "Conférence des Grandes Ecoles" with the label "Mastère Spécialisé" (post-master-Master's degree).

Programme Structure

This one-year programme is organised as follows:

    2 terms of intensive classes from September to December and from January to March.
    A balance 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
    1 term of professional experience (4 months minimum)


Master students come from various countries and have different backgrounds: engineers, doctors, pharmacists, students of literature and law, etc.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Admission Deadlines: January, May and July

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      3 months courses at Ca’ Foscari University - Venice, Italy 3 months courses at ESCP Europe Paris Campus International seminar in Barcelona, Spain

  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
    • Partially taught in Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    14800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Including costs of the international seminar - transport & accommodation - and the reference books.

Living costs for Paris

  • 1140 - 1650 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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