MSc Cultural & Arts Management


The MSc in Cultural & Arts Management prepares you for a leadership position in arts and culture organisations such as museums, theatres, galleries and art companies, or in creative industries like publishing, recording, video games, music or cinema. You will have learning opportunities with Sotheby's Institute (UK), Breda University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands), University of Deusto (Spain) or École du Louvre (Paris, France).

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Key Information

Degree Earned: Master of Science

Language: English

Duration: 24 months, full-time

Programme Start: September

Eligibility See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements, programme options and tuition


The MSc in Cultural and Arts Management unleashes your creativity and encourages your proposals around diverse challenges and opportunities, from the digital explosion to the health crisis. You will also expertise in the production and creation of films and series for cinema, television and streaming platforms.

The programme is organised around three specific skill sets:

  • Understanding the sector’s operations and issues
  • Management as applied to the arts and culture sector and the
  • The development of essential culture sector manager behavioural skills.

The programme is presented by a panel of expert professors and professionals.

In the scope of this programme, you will:

  • Study Reconciling art and economics and study local foundations and the strong relations in place between art/culture professionals and local eco-systems.
  • Develop your skills in Visual Art and Creation.
  • Confront Innovations in the cultural sector through case studies.
  • Undertake consulting missions for reputed institutions.
  • Participate in a specialisation seminar held by one of our prestigious partners: “Arts market and cultural industries oriented management” at the Sotheby’s institute, London; “Digital Entertainment” at the Breda University of Applied Sciences, Holland; “Public institutions and cultural policies” at the Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain; “Museology” at the Ecole du Louvre, Paris.


On completing the MSc in Cultural & Arts Management, you will be able to apply for managerial and executive positions in all of the cultural, artistic and creative industries sectors:

  • Management in the creative and artistic sector: artistic organisations (public and private), performing arts, visual arts, cultural and creative industries.
  • Cultural sector management: museums, theatres, festivals and live performance as well as creative industries such as publishing, recording, video games, music and cinema.
  • Producer
  • Executive producer
  • Post-production manager
  • International distributor and vendor
  • Booking management
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Master in Managent and MSc programmes: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • 3-year degree in any field


See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements.

You may begin your online application at any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early application deadline of 31 January for the September intake.


See Admissions Pathways for a full list of required documents, and detailed admissions process.

2-year MSc programme (all specialisations) 

  • €25,000

2-year Master in Management programme (including MSc specialisation)

  • €33,000


Study abroad option*

For study abroad and summer terms, additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours taken. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions.

*Available to Master in Management students only.

There are a range Audencia scholarships you may be eligible for, as well as an extensive number of external scholarships. 


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