Postgraduate Degree in the Management of Cultural Industries
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.
It is aimed at graduates who are already working and wish to enhance their knowledge in key areas of cultural management.
Application Process Deadlines for 2022-2023
First call for applications
- Deadline for submitting documents: 10 December 2021
- Online interviews with preselected candidates: 10 - 19 January 2022*
- Communication of results: 21 January 2022
- Deadline to reserve a place: 4 February 2022
*Due to the Christmas holidays, the period between the deadline for submitting documents and the interviews is longer than in the rest of application periods.
Second call for applications
- Deadline for submitting documents: 25 February 2022
- Online interviews with preselected candidates: 7 - 11 March 2022
- Communication of results: 14 March 2022
- Deadline to reserve a place: 28 March 2022
Third call for applications
- Deadline for submitting documents: 7 April 2022
- Online interviews with preselected candidates: 19 - 25 April 2022
- Communication of results: 26 April 2022
- Deadline to reserve a place: 10 May 2022
Fourth call for applications (only if there are places available)
- Deadline for submitting documents: 16 May 2022
- Online interviews with preselected candidates: 16 - 20 May 2022
- Communication of results: 23 May 2022
- Deadline to reserve a place: 6 June 2022
*Following each step, the applicants will be notiﬁed if they have been:
a) Accepted: You will receive your acceptance letter along with instructions on how to pay the deposit and reserve a place. Acceptance will only be conﬁrmed upon payment.
b) Placed on a waiting list: Your application will be reviewed again during the next call.
c) Not accepted
Documents submission must be complete in order to include the applicant in each admission call. If some documents are missing, your application will be kept until completed and reviewed during the next admission call.
Prerequisites & admissions
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.