Cultural Theory and Management


Course Brief

Budget and fee chargingstudy places: The studies at the Latvian Academy of Culture may be funded from the national budget of the Republic of Latvia in the tender procedure, if the international applicant is a citizen of the EU, EEC, Swiss Confederation citizenor a permanent resident of the EU, provided that the applicant’s knowledge of the Latvian language corresponds to the CEFR level A2 (for further information please see: Otherwise the applicant is entitled only to the fee charging study places.

Full-time studies: 4 years (8 semesters)

Received degree: Bachelor of Arts

Language of Tuition: Latvian


The goal of this subprogramme is to teach students the different perspectives of traditional and modern culture. This would allow graduates to participate in local and global cultural processes in the work force.

This program allows students to gain knowledge regarding the history of culture and theoretical disciplines that they will be able to use, critically challenge, preserve, and pass it on to improve quality of life. Studies in this field are split into two sections: 1) History, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, art history, literature, folklore, etc. 2) Integrated methodology. Skills in this field of study help deepen the ability to research cultural phenomenons and cultural analysis.

Graduated students can successfully orient historical and modern cultural processes, as well as participate in different levels of cultural organizations, lead others with innovation and creativity while utilizing what they have learned. Students also receive knowledge in literature, art, music, philosophy, theater history and theory, anthrolpology, sociological and humanitarian methodology, and foreign language. Subjects specific to this major are cultural economics, finance, marketing, society relations, administration, and law. During time of study, students have the opportunity to organize cultural presentations.

Graduating with a degree in cultural theory and management brings about opportunities to work in various cultural presentations and organizations, embassies, museums, newspapers/journals, and management and advertising industries.

  • Introduction to the Theory of Culture
  • Semiotics of Culture
  • The History of Philosophy
  • Western Philosophy of the 20th Century
  • The History and Theory of World Art
  • The Trends of W-European Art in the 20th Century
  • The History of World Literature
  • The History and Theory of World Music
  • The History and Theory of World Theatre
  • Introduction to Research
  • Formal Research Methods in the Humanities
  • Logic
  • Culture Anthropology
  • Psychoanalysis and Culture
  • Religion and Culture
  • History of Ancient Culture
  • Foreign Language (English, German, French)
  • Introduction to the Management of Culture and Culture Polocy
  • The Management of Culture Projects
  • Culture Marketing and Fundraising
  • The Management of Culture
  • The Fundamentals of Cultural Economics
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Internship
  • Ethics
  • Visual Research Methods
  • Language Culture
  • Language Practicum
  • The Theory of Literature
  • The Theory of Drama
  • The Theory of Folklore
  • The Baltic Ethnogenesis
  • Baltic Mythology
  • Introduction to the Theory of Sociology
  • The History of Latvia:Sources and Historiography
  • History of Latvian Art
  • The History of Latvian Literature
  • The History of Latvian Theatre
  • The History of Latvian Music
  • History of Cinema
  • Latin
  • The Fundamentals of EU
  • Fundamentals of Law
  • Second Foreign Language (Spanish, Italian, French etc.)
  • Basics of Stage Speech

The Academy takes into account the scores of several examinations:     

  • The applicant takes the English (or French, or German) foreign language examination at the Latvian Academy of Culture during the entrance examinations.
  • The mark(s) in the first language and literature is/are registered based on the Secondary Education Certificate’s Academic Transcript.
  • Essay about a literary theme, that displays a creative reflection about the given theme, displays a balance between facts and opinions, displays the ability to argue and stand up for the student’s beliefs, and displays the ability to answer questions regarding classic and modern day cultural questions.
Raimonds Briedis

Kultūras teorijas un vēstures katedras vadītājs un docētājs Akadēmijā kopš 1992. gada. Literatūras vēsturnieks R. Briedis ir vairāku grāmatu autors: “Teksta cenzūras īsais kurss: Prozas teksts un cenzūra padomju gados Latvijā” (2010), “Latviešu literatūras hronika sastatījumā ar notikumiem pasaulē un Latvijā, 1888–1944, 1945–2005” (1–2, 2006), ko Guntis Berelis raksturojis kā “interesantāku lasāmvielu nekā aizraujošu detektīvu”.

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