Organisation of studies

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

Studies for the next group will commence in September 2018. Classes take place in the centre of Tallinn, and the schedule will be sent to new students by e-mail in August. 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.


Learning outcomes

Upon completing the curriculum, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad and systematic knowledge of cultural management, its main concepts, issues and research methods;
  2. Display understanding of the current trends and issues of cultural management, cultural politics and creative economy;
  3. Perceive interdisciplinary relations;
  4. Recognize and verbalize, in a creative way, the problems and issues of cultural management, as well as solve them with appropriate methods by applying a broader background of social sciences and humanities;
  5. Discuss creative leadership and arts organizations, apply new theoretical knowledge in practical work and exhibit self-analysis in a wider context;
  6. Take on the responsibilities of a local/national cultural leader, manager or official, cultural entrepreneur or research worker, applying appropriate leadership and teamwork skills;
  7. Transmit knowledge, professionalism and competence as teacher or instructor, display good command of performance skills; argue both verbally and in written form the various issues and underlying theories of cultural management;
  8. Effectively participate in team work, both at work and in everyday life, display social responsibility and exhibit tolerance for different attitudes and values;
  9. Take proper decisions in ethically complicated situations, demonstrate awareness of the moral and ethical aspects, as well as the possibilities, limitations and wider consequences of one's professional activity, discuss and argue topics and issues related to cultural life, creative industries and cultural management;
  10. Evaluate critically the knowledge and skills obtained, continue further with professional studies or participate in research, both in Estonia and abroad