UIC Barcelona has a wide-ranging work experience programme which covers more than 270 cultural institutions and companies in Barcelona, Spain, and other parts of the world. They have very interesting profiles including small and large companies from all cultural sectors.
The internship is based on an agreement between the University and the companies. See below for a few examples of the companies which partner with the Master’s in Arts and Cultural Management programme in the UIC Barcelona:
The objectives of the work experience are:
- To understand how entities or companies that offer products or cultural services work.
- To understand the overall process of a cultural product or service.
- To join a team and learn the dynamics of the company or institution.
- To manage an aspect or part of the project or service according to predetermined targets.
- To analyze and reflect on work experience, and make a critical assessment of the work carried out.
Internships are one of the cornerstones of the curriculum in the Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management. They allow students to temporarily work for a company or cultural institution while applying the knowledge acquired throughout the academic year and while developing the professional competences which are specific to cultural managers.
This compulsory work experience is awarded with 12 ECTS and is equivalent to around 250 / 300 hours of work to be carried out during the academic year or the summer holiday. The internships’ coordinator will supervise that the work plan be related to the Master’s objectives and that the students acquire the learning outcomes related to cultural management. At the end of this period students will present a report which will contain a description of the work they undertook as well as a critical evaluation of their own performances.
It is highly recommended that the student have a B2 level of Spanish in order to guarantee a good internship experience in Spain. Students will have to take a Spanish test and according to their level the university will suggest the appropriate course. This service is available at the UIC Barcelona. The level of Spanish is not mandatory but it may delay the search process.
The UIC Barcelona commitment is to provide students with the best education possible. Students who complete the Master's Degree in Arts and Cultural Management will acquire the skills required to work in the following areas:
- Managing cultural projects in public administration (at a local, district, regional or state level) or in multipurpose administration centres: the government, museums, theatres, cultural centres, multicultural centres, etc.
- Os involved in international and cultural cooperation, etc.