Cultural Management

Taught in Russian

The Faculty of Socio-Cultural Projects Management is an educational platform that combines a modern and dynamically developing scientific school and an innovative laboratory in which the latest approaches in the field of modern humanitarian practices are developed.

The goal of the faculty is to train a new generation of managers who are able to successfully operate in the current economic conditions, who master the project methodology and modern management methods, and are competitive on the international market.

The program of the faculty is developed and implemented with the participation and consultations of leading experts and figures of culture and management. This allows students to develop the skills and competencies that are most needed for continuing their professional careers in a wide range of cultural practices: visual and performing arts , Heritage and museum activities, media and cultural entrepreneurship, cultural policy and creative industries.

Features of training 

The training program "Socio-Cultural Projects Management " respects modern requirements for management practice and has a number of characteristics distinguishing it from the traditional education system:

1. The basic principle is the project method combining theoretical, general and special disciplines. Leading of a project involves the use of an interdisciplinary approach, integrative analytics and personal communication techniques. In individual projects, special attention is paid to the way of managing one's own activities to optimize the resources involved and the efforts to socialize the project in the current situation.

2. The faculty works in cooperation with foreign universities and suggests a "double certification" that allows graduates to freely navigate in the perspectives and opportunities of world cultural exchange. So the graduates are provided with the access to international expert clubs and appropriate information and organizational support.

3. Network communications are today the basic condition for professionalization. The curriculum of any specialization contains master classes and open lectures by leading experts and practitioners, internships in relevant organizations, provides participation in research and consulting projects. This allows students to effectively enter the professional community and use its resources to implement their own projects.

For Whom is this program 

This program is designed for managers and specialists working in cultural institutions and cultural authorities of various levels, independent designers, representatives of the commercial and non-commercial sector, graduates of bachelor's programs wishing to continue their studies, as well as for those who plan to change their professional specialization and develop a career in Cultural sector.

Who are the graduates of the faculty

The faculty prepares managers able to lead projects and strategies of socio-cultural development at local, regional and national levels, including cultural and creative industries, innovative urban and media projects. Management and project competence is today a condition for a successful professional career in many areas of professional employment, which are united by the common name of humanitarian or cultural practices. Thus, sociocultural ("subtle") technologies in the management of urban development and the stability of urban communities are becoming key technologies in modern urban discourse.

Despite the fact that the cultural management remains sectoral, the real management of cultural organizations and projects deals with much more extensive management activities -- urban spaces and communities, modern standards of lifestyle and the quality of cultural and social services, a variety of cultural online and offline markets. Global contexts define today both the social meaning and effectiveness of cultural activities, as well as the requirements for the managerial competencies of a new generation manager.

Formats of training: 

1. One-year program MASTER OF ARTS IN CULTURAL MANAGEMENT combines professional retraining in the program "Cultural Management " and the British Master's program MA in Cultural Management - with the degree of Master of Arts (Manchester University).

Under the program the students can choose one of several master's specializations, which will be marked in the British Master's Diploma:
• Creative industries
• Museum and gallery management
• Media production
• Cultural entrepreneurship in a local context
• Library management
• Fashion industry

2. Two-year program MASTER OF ARTS IN CULTURAL MANAGEMENT combines the Russian Master's degree in the program "Project Management" (training program: 080200 "Management") and the British MA in Cultural Management - with the degree of Master of Arts (Manchester University).

Partners and practice bases: 

• Cultural center "ZIL"
• Museum-Reserve "Tsaritsyno"
• Association of Cultural Managers
• Agency "Creative Industries"
• Salford Univerity (MediaCity UK)
• Graduate School of Business, Arts and Technology (RISEBA) ( Riga, Latvia)
• Museums of Moscow Kremlin
• Magazine "Fashion Theory: Dress, Body & Culture"

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