System of studies

Cultural Management MA International Program is a tailor made offer to all those interested in becoming a member of an international network of cultural and arts managers.

Lectures and seminars take place in the centre of Tallinn, and the schedule will be sent to new students by e-mail in July. Studies are organized as a combination of obligatory and elective courses that are delivered either as weekly lectures that run throughout the semester or intensive blocks over 3 to 5 days. This means students can benefit from a flexible programme to balance studies with work and other commitments. The first three semesters have quite full schedules, while apart from a couple of seminars the fourth semester is free for you to work on your MA thesis.
 As part of our individual approach to all students, you may be eligible for advanced standing in recognition of previous studies and work (VÕTA programme). International students may also apply for a DORA scholarship. Further information on these programmes will be given to foreign students after admission.


If you are looking for an opportunity to:

  • engage in cultural discourse and development
  • learn more about leadership and effective management
  • learn about creative industries and cultural entrepreneurship
  • practice active learning methods and engage in workshops,seminars and discussions
  • join local and international networks for cultural professionals 



  • This two-year master’s programme offers you:
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge from all fields of culture
  • Excellent courses delivered by acknowledged entrepreneursand international lecturers
  • The experience of local experts and top-managers in the eld
  • Courses in management and entrepreneurship by EstonianBusiness School
  • Courses related to arts and design by Estonian Academy of Arts
  • Study visits to cultural and arts organizations in Estonia andabroad
  • Flexible learning sessions delivered in English


By choosing the joint MA programme, you will:

• become part of the diverse cultural life of Tallinn and the region
• see inside art organizations and meet creative leaders
• become an effcient, internationally oriented manager in the field of culture
• experience our individual approach throughout your studies

  • qualify to study and practice abroad via student exchange programmes
  • be able to choose subjects from other universities in Estonia
  • qualify to apply for a range of scholarships and grants