Master's Degree

Cultural management

Diploma in agreement with l’Université d’Artois

Supervise, produce and finance cultural projects!

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Working as a manager in the cultural sector requires a detailed knowledge of theory and also concrete practical skills. This Masters in Cultural Management specialises in two particular areas, film studies and contemporary music, including them in much wider programme of cultural knowledge and understanding of the arts today in general. Classes and seminars will be led both by faculty members and by competent professionals who have specialised in these areas.
They will help students to think about culture in an interdisciplinary manner. This course increases students’ grasp of all aspects of performance arts in both theory and practice from several points of view (historical, aesthetic, anthropological legal and economic) making them highly competitive on the job market for all forms of employment in the area of cultural management.

Language of instruction: French
Academic Calendar: Fall semester from mid-September to Christmas, Spring semester from mid-January to mid-May
470 teaching hours in the first year and 412 in the second year.
A research project must be written at the end of each year.


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Professional situation

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Individual follow-up

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  • Artistic news, artistic approach
  • Project management
  • Cultural history
  • Cultural industry, partnership & patronage
  • Sociology, management

  • Press relation, communication
  • Economy of television
  • Culture and territory, financial management
  • Movie analysis


students per class


teaching hours per week

3 à 6

minimum months of internship in year 1

3 à 6

minimum months of internship in 2nd year

Internships and Work Experience

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree either in the arts or humanities and be very interested in all kinds of cultural activities. Non-native speakers of French must prove they have attained the level B2 on the European scale.

Entry Requirement

Students will do an internship each year. This should be at least 3 months long in the first year and 5 months long in the second year.

What next?

Most graduates work in the cultural sector managing cultural projects, theatres, concert halls etc. or working for the culture department of local authorities. In France, it is possible to take the competitive examinations for the civil service.


Staff and contact


  • Dr Erika Thomas (cinema, contemporary art, anthropology of
    the media)
  • Dr Zineb Majdouli (methodology, contemporary music)
  • Dr Aliocha Wald-Lasowski (aesthetics)

Program directors

Dr Erika Thomas
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