Master's Degree in Arts Administration & Cultural Management + Master of Science in Arts Administration of Boston University

Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
2 semesters
Credits
60 ECTS
Price
€120.00 / ECTS x 60 = €7,200.00 (+ €480.00 Admissión Fee). *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
Places
65
Language
Catalan, Spanish and some subjects in English
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Introduction

This programme is designed for students who wish to obtain comprehensive professional training and immerse themselves in the networks of two leading countries (Spain and the United States of America) in the field of arts administration and cultural management. Up to 5 UIC Barcelona students per semester may enroll in this unique and selective programme.

Why You Should Apply

  1. Save money
    Save money by getting two university master’s degrees at special tuition rates:Students are afforded a partnership tuition rate for their first semester of study in the U.S., which represents 50% off the regular tuition fee and makes getting a BU degree more affordable. For the Master of Science in Arts Administration at Boston University.
  2. Save time 
    Save time by getting two university master’s degrees in as little as 18 months: Students may complete a master’s degree in Boston in as little as 8 months (instead of 12). Do two work placements in two countries: Acquire professional experience and gain insights into two different arts administration systems by doing an work placement in both Spain and the U.S. For more information on work placement opportunities, click here for Barcelona and here for Boston
  3. Work in the U.S
    Students in the degree pathway programme have the opportunity to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which grants them authorisation to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months upon the completion of the master’s programme
  4. Both master's degrees are highly respected
    Degrees from both institutions are highly respected, and can open doors to a promotion, a better job or a new career.
  5. Take advantage of two different cultures
    Take advantage of two different cultures and networks: Studying in two big international cities can help you acquire the skills necessary to become a more competitive job candidate on the global market and create a large international network

Presentation

Choose from three different options:

  1. Degree Pathway Program
    University Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona
    3 trimesters (October - July)
    60 ECTS

    Master of Science in Arts Administration at Boston University Metropolitan College (BU)
    2 semesters: Spring (January – May) & Summer (June – August)
    48 ECTS (32 U.S. credits)

  2. Degree Pathway Program PLUS a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management
    Master’s in Arts and Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona
    3 trimesters (October - July)
    60 ECTS

    Master of Science in Arts Administration at BU
    2 semesters: Spring (January – May) & Summer (June – August)
    48 ECTS (32 U.S. credits). If you choose selected elective subjects in fundraising within the BU curriculum, you may also earn a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management at BU

  3. Single master's degree PLUS a graduate certificate in arts administration: University Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona
    3 trimesters (October - July)
    60 ECTS

    Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration at BU
    1 semester: Fall (September – December)
    24 ECTS (16 U.S. credits)

Whichever option you choose; you must complete the master's degree in Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona in order to qualify to travel to Boston for the rest of the programme.

About Boston University

Founded in 1839, la Boston university is internationallity recognised as a top institution for higher learning and research. The University’s 17 schools and colleges offer more than 250 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and special degree programmes, along with the resources of 23 libraries and over 104 academic centres and institutes. With more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and 133 countries, Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States. According to U.S. News & World Report, Boston University is ranked #39 in the nation and #32 among the Best Global Universities.

About UIC Barcelona

According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, UIC Barcelona is ranked #31 in Spain. The Master's Degree in Arts and Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona is an official qualification that has run for 13 Spanish editions and 9 English editions. It includes a professional approach and marked international character that aims to train people to initiate their own projects in any cultural sector. More than 493 students from 57 different countries have passed through UIC Barcelona’s classrooms, many of whom are current leaders in a variety of organisations, which you can read about in our blog

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Cultural Institutions and Policies Type: OB Term: First term ECTS: 3
Cultural Marketing Type: OB Term: First term ECTS: 3
Society and Culture in the 21st Century Type: OB Term: First term ECTS: 3
Tools for Managing Culture Type: OB Term: First term ECTS: 3
Creation of Cultural Entities Type: OB Term: Second term ECTS: 3
Cultural Communication Type: OB Term: Second term ECTS: 3
Funding for Culture Type: OB Term: Second term ECTS: 3
Legal Aspects of Arts Management Type: OB Term: Second term ECTS: 3
Type: OP Term: Third term ECTS: 9
Audiovisual Industry Management Type: OP Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Cultural Heritage Management Type: OP Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Exhibitions Management and Curatorship Type: OP Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Performing Arts Management Type: OP Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Publishing Industry Management Type: OP Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Visual Arts Management Type: OP Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Leadership, Culture and New Technologies Type: OB Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Cultural Project (TFM) Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 12
Work Experience Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 12
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Admission application at UIC Barcelona

To enrol for the Master's Degree in Arts Administration & Cultural Management please fill in the form by clicking on this link.

 

Entrance examinations

Specialised entrance exam, once all required documentation has been received and approved. 

 

Required documentation

Information about the documents required for admission to the Master's Degree in Arts and Cultural Management may be found by clicking on the following link.

Admission criteria
While all candidates who meet the access route requirements will be considered, acceptance will be determined based on the following criteria:

  • Personal academic transcript of the earned degree
  • Professional and academic CV
  • Entrance examination
  • Personal interview

Reservation and enrolment

Access routes
Information about the access routes for the Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Management may be found by clicking on the following link.

 

Admission application at Boston University

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (240 ECTS)
  • Currently be enrolled in the Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona
  • Have an average mark of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 7-8 on a scale of 10
  • Have completed the University Master’s Degree at UIC Barcelona prior to studying in Boston
  • Have the required English proficiency of TOEFL 95 IBT or IELTS 7.0