Postgraduate Degree in the Management of Cultural Industries

Type of programme
Postgraduate degrees
between 05-10-2020 and 16-07-2021
€160.00 / ECTS x 21 = €3,360.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
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Creative cultural industries -the performing arts, music and the audiovisual and publishing industries- are based on a combination of creativity and production.Today these are cultural sectors which are growing rapidly, and this will continue into the future.

Professionals in these sectors should be aware of the work processes linked both to creation -theatre companies, dance, music, production- as well as the management and production of shows, festivals, cultural facilities and commercial products for material or digital production.For that reason, they need not only great sensitivity with regards to artistic creation and a knowledge of new trends, but also knowledge of the management tools that will allow them to design viable projects and companies.

This Postgraduate Degree in the Management of Creative Cultural Industries, taught in English, offers this double perspective: it covers the analysis of the creative cultural industries sector, and the specific work processes it involves, as well as providing the specific tools to manage culture. 

Prospective students

It is aimed at graduates who are already working and wish to enhance their knowledge in key areas of cultural management.

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Cultural Marketing 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 and Information Type: OB Term: Second term ECTS: 3
Funding for Culture Type: OB Term: Second term ECTS: 3
Audiovisual Industry Management Type: OB Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Performing Arts Management Type: OB Term: Third term ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Admission criteria

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

  • University degree and transcript of records
  • Professional and academic CV (previous experience is not compulsory, but it will be valued)
  • Motivation letter

Reservation and enrolment

In order to reserve a place on the course, candidates who have received an official letter of admission must make an initial payment for the amount of 20% of the total postgraduate's degree fee (552 Euros).

The rest may be paid after the enrolment process.

For further information:


  1. What are ECTS credits?

    ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits are the units used to quantify all the activities the students carry out during the learning process: theoretical and practical class hours, study hours, seminars, homework, work experience and projects, exam preparation and exams or other tests. Each ECTS credit is equal to 25 hours of work.

  2. What is the difference between the Master’s Degree and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Management?

    The University Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona has a heavier course load and workload. As a result, it provides a more comprehensive overview of cultural management and also includes a Final Master’s Degree Project and work experience.

    The postgraduate degrees, thanks to their reduced format, are a great option for people who work and study or who are taking other courses. They are intended for students with a bachelor's degree, undergraduate degree or diploma, who are currently working and who wish to further their knowledge of key aspects of cultural management. The subjects that make up the curricula of the various postgraduate degrees are also part of the Master’s Degree curriculum.

    The University Master's Degree in Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona is an official postgraduate qualification adapted to the regulations of the European Higher Education Area. Postgraduate degrees are, throughout the EU, specific to the universities that teach them.

  3. Do the postgraduate degrees include external job placements? If not, can students do a job placement by paying the cost of the credits?

    UIC Barcelona does not offer postgraduate students the opportunity to do job placements. Nor may they pay the cost of the job placement as if it were an additional subject.

  4. As a postgraduate student, will the subjects I take be recognised if I switch to the Master’s Degree?

    If a postgraduate student wishes to switch to the Master’s Degree, acceptance of their application will depend on the date on which the change was requested. Students may not enrol in the Master’s Degree if more than one month has passed since the start of the academic year.

    Although the postgraduate students take the same subjects as the master’s students, these subjects may not be recognised in the Master’s Degree curriculum as the postgraduate degree is not an official qualification.

  5. Can I take master’s degree subjects even though they are not part of the postgraduate degree?

    Although the postgraduate students take the same subjects as the master’s students, not all Master’s Degree subjects are included in the postgraduate programme. As a result, postgraduate students may not take Master’s Degree subjects that are not part of the postgraduate programme.

    Students interested in taking a Master’s Degree subject that is not part of the postgraduate programme may enrol in the subject as “Continuing Education”. All subjects may be taken as “Continuing Education”.

  6. As a postgraduate student, can I take part in the Master’s Degree visits and activities?

    The academic programmes of both the University Master’s Degree and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona provide students the opportunity to take part in joint study visits and trips to cultural institutions and facilities.

    Both sets of students will also attend joint lectures by industry experts.