Creative Industries and Growth Management

Next admission in 2022 / studies in English

Category: Master Studies

Course Brief

 

JOINT MASTER’S PROGRAMME OF LATVIAN ACADEMY OF CULTURE AND RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

 

 

 Language of study: English

✔ Full-time graduate programme

 Number of budget and paid study places: To be specified

 Tuition fee per year: €2,500 per year

 Duration of studies: 2 years (4 semesters)

 Degree to be obtained: Master of Arts in Creative Industries

 Place of study: LAC (Riga, Ludzas Street 24); RTU Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management (Riga, Kalnciema Street 6) / remotely

 International mobility opportunities: Studies, internships and graduate internships within the ERASMUS + exchange programme, opportunity to use foreign government scholarships and participate in summer schools

 Study planning: Studies are planned in a hybrid format, simultaneously providing both full-time and remote lectures.

 Programme Manager: Assoc. prof. Ieva Zemīte

 

The programme was developed in the framework of the project “Development of New Study Programmes for the labour market of the cultural and creative industries sector” (No. 8.2.1.0/18/A/018).

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The aim of the study programme “Creative Industry and Growth Management” is to train strategically-minded and creative change implementing leaders,    capable to lead growth processes and to value and apply diversity.

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The study programme plan is designed so that the student achieves the following results and qualities on a personal, corporate and global level:

  • Ability to independently formulate and critically analyze the processes and challenges of cultural and creative industries at the global and local level under the leadership of different types of organizations, to justify and communicate decisions relevant to growth and to implement changes in various fields and sectors.

  • Ability to interdisciplinary integrate theories and methods of arts, humanities and social sciences, to contribute to the creation of new knowledge, to evaluate the impact of his/ her research and professional activities.

  • Ability to identify opportunities for formal and informal cooperation, make full use of and develop them in creative industries’ ecosystems, form and lead interdisciplinary teams, creative industries organizations, promote the growth of those involved in cooperation.

THE PROGRAMME WILL PROVIDE students with a set of knowledge and competencies that will develop growth thinking on a personal, organizational and global level,  promoting an understanding of the potential of creative industries and the importance of cultural values in a changing global economy.

PROGRAMME GRADUATES’ interdisciplinary knowledge will foster in-depth understanding of the opportunities for cooperation between different sectors, the need for change and implementation mechanisms, promoting the business and cultural competencies to ensure development.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in arts, humanities, social sciences, or engineering and technology, or equivalent higher education, are admitted to the Master’s programme “Creative Industries and Growth Management”.

STUDY PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

Ability to independently formulate and critically analyze the processes and challenges of creative industries at the global and local level under the leadership of different types of organizations, to justify and communicate decisions important for growth and to implement changes in various fields and sectors.

Ability to interdisciplinary integrate theories and methods of humanities and social sciences, to contribute to the creation of new knowledge, to evaluate the impact of his /her research and professional activities.

Ability to identify opportunities for formal and informal cooperation, make full use of and develop them in creative industries’ ecosystems, form and lead interdisciplinary teams, creative industries organizations, promote the growth of those involved in cooperation.

Ability to independently lead their professional and personal growth, reflect on the development of their competencies and career goals and understand the connection with extensive trends in creative industries.

The study programme implemented by the LAC and RTU is based on three main themes - “Creative Industries”, “Business”, “Growth Management”, while in the optional part two main themes are offered - “Basics of Business” and “Art Discourse”, as well as a combination of these study courses “Art and Business”, one of which shall be studied, depending on the previous Bachelor’s degree.

Programme study courses:

✔ Growth in creative industries,

✔ Public speaking and Contact Improvisation Laboratory,

✔ Development of creative industries,

✔ Branding and reputation management in creative industries,

✔ Strategies and contexts for the Conceptualization of Art,

✔ Social, economic and political processes in the cultural sector,

✔ Marketing and digital transformation,

✔ Lifestyle and financial management,

✔ Strategy and integrated talent management,

Business modelling,

✔ Research design,

✔ Master's thesis

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

 

Bachelor degree or comparable education. Education documents must be accompanied by English translations of all certificates and transcripts along with certification of the documents authenticity;

If English is not your native language, all students are required to provide a proof of English language knowledge. 

Foreign students will be asked to record a video interview.

ADMISSION

 

 

Deadlines for Autumn 2022

03.01.2022. - 20.03.2022: Application deadline for applicants from non EU countries

03.01.2022. - 8.07.2022: Application deadline for applicants from EU, EEE + candidate countries 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

 

Application form and application documents must be submited to e-mail: uznemsana@lka.edu.lv. All documents must be submited in English:

✔ a completed application form;

✔ a copy of passport or identity card;

✔ a copy of the BA (undergraduate) diploma together with the academic transcript of records. Education documents must be accompanied by English translations of all certificates and transcripts with approval of the documents authenticity

✔ proof of English certificate or other acceptable information, according to the set language requirements by LAC [1]

✔ applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing educational background and professional experience in culture and arts, if applicable. English proficiency must be indicated

✔ letter of motivation (2000-3000 characters in English) [2]

After receiving all required documents LAC sends those to ENIC/NARIC Center for evaluation. The ENIC/NARIC Center evaluates foreign qualifications. This process may take time up to 1 month. Several cases may take longer.

You will be required to bring the original documents when you got to the Academy.

APPLICATION FEE

 

 

Application fee is EUR 150,00 EUR (non-refundable) per student.

Application fee consist of a 109,00 EUR registration fee and 41,00 EUR payment for the Examination of education documents by ENIC/NARIC Center.

Application fee is EUR 20,00 EUR for citizens of Latvia who have obtained their previous education in Latvia.

Online application will be processed only after application fee received. Applicant will receive an invoice with the needed details to make an international money transfer via bank when creating online application.

For better service, candidates are requested to send receipt of application fee payment.

NOTE: Candidate pays all bank commission fees for international transfer.

 


[1] Regulations on the documents certifying the English language skills of the applicants to the LAC study programmes in 2022 here

[2] Applicants for the Master's study programme “Creative Industries and Growth Management” shall attach to the application a letter of motivation (2000–3000 characters) in English, in which they substantiate their motivation for studies, describe their previous work experience and vision of their future professional career, outline the idea of the topic of the Master's thesis.

ADMISSION EXAMS FOR APPLICANTS SUBMITTED APPLICATION FORM TILL 20.03.2022.

For applicants from non EU countries

 

 

ADMISSION EXAMS FOR APPLICANTS SUBMITTED APPLICATION FORM TILL 8.07.2022.

For applicants from EU, EEE + candidate countries

 

 Interview

Foreign applicants will receive invitation to complete online interview for motivation to study in the chosen study program via applicants e-mail till 21.03.2022.

  Admission Interview

All applicants are evaluated based on their results in the Admission Interview.

Applicants will receive invitation to complete Admission Interview via applicants e-mail till 25.03.2022.

 

 Interview

Foreign applicants will receive invitation to complete online interview for motivation to study in the chosen study program via applicants e-mail till  9.07.2022.

  Admission Interview

All applicants are evaluated based on their results in the Admission Interview.

Applicants will receive invitation to complete Admission Interview via applicants e-mail till 11.07.2022.

 

Final admission decision will be announced till 18.07.2022.

 

ADMISSION INTERVIEW 

 

All applicants are evaluated based on their results in the Admission Interview in English, in which, after the previously submitted motivation letters, as well as the answers to the questions asked by the members of the Commission, the student's motivation, previous work experience and vision of future professional development, Master's thesis topics are clarified. The student's understanding of creative industries, global processes, business and culture, as well as English language skills are also tested. The Applicant must be able to clearly and reasonably state their intentions regarding the topic and problematics of the Master's thesis, justify the readiness to carry out research in this field, as well as prove their knowledge of the creative industries in Latvia and the world. The Commission may ask additional questions on culture, creative industries, entrepreneurship, and the Applicant's worldview, as well as on the Applicant's professional intentions and growth objectives.

Admission Interview is scored on a 100-point scale. During the interview, the Applicant must receive at least 40 points, otherwise it is not possible to apply for a study place . If the Applicant receives less than 60 points in the interview , the Applicant can’t apply for a budget place in the study programme.

Department of Sociology and Management of Culture of Latvian Academy of Culture

Head of the Programme: assoc. prof. Ieva Zemite, ieva.zemite@lka.edu.lv

Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management of Riga Technical University

Head of the Programme: assoc. prof. Deniss Ščeulovs, Deniss.Sceulovs@rtu.lv


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 uznemsana@lka.edu.lv 

Regulations for admission to academic Master's study programmes at the Latvian Academy of Culture in the 2022/2023 academic year

Ilona Asare
Guest lecturer

Ilona Asare holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Management from the Latvian Academy of Culture (2005), she completed a course on cultural policy-making in post-Soviet countries at the Central European University in Budapest, studied European Cultural Planning at De Montfort University, UK. I. Asare boasts years of experience in the development and management of regional and international cultural projects, evaluation of project applications. In 2005, she founded the think tank “CultureLab” (culturelab.com), which conducts regular cultural policy studies and organizes further education courses for leaders of cultural organizations.

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Ivars Bērziņš
Professor Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Ivars Bērziņš has been a lecturer at the Academy since 1997. He has designed a Master’s program in Cultural Management and is currently managing a Master’s sub-program in International Media and Cultural Management. He studied choir conducting at the Latvian Academy of Music and the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, and earned an academic degree in cultural management from the Hamburg University of Music and Theater. He holds a PhD from the University of Münster for his dissertation “Privatization in the Field of Culture”.

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Ance Kristāla
Lecturer

In 2017, Ance Kristāla graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture Bachelor’s study subprogram “Sociology and Management of Culture”, and continued her studies at the University of Latvia, entering Master’s study program “Sociology”. She wrote a Master’s thesis in cooperation with poets, researching different features of identity and the possibilities of their discrimination.

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Anda Laķe
Professor

Anda Laķe, LAC professor, Doctor of sociology (Dr.sc.soc) is the Vice-Rector of the Academy in Scientific Work and the Head of the Scientific Research Center. She started working at the Latvian Academy of Culture in 1997 as a lecturer at the Department of Culture Sociology and Management. In 2004 - 2016 she was the Head of the Department, currently she is a Head of a sub-program “Culture Sociology of and Management” of the LAC academic Bachelor study program “Art”.

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Lolita Ozoliņa
Guest lecturer

Brand Management and Communication Expert Mg. sc. soc. Lolita Ozoliņa has been a guest lecturer at the Academy since 2017. Her scientific and professional interests include branding, focusing on personality, place and culture industry branding, brand culture and heritage, identity, organizational culture and communication processes.

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Inga Pērkone-Redoviča
Professor

Dr.art., film researcher, leading researcher of the Scientific Research Center, Head of the theory specialization of the Bachelor’s study program “Audiovisual Art”. Former director of the Riga Film Museum (1993–2004) and the Chief custodian of the funds (1988–1993).

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Dagmar Reichardt
Associate Visiting Professor

Internationally recognized industry specialist and academic staff member. Works at the Institute of Modern European Languages and Cultures of the University of Groningen (Netherlands). She has studied art history, philosophy, contemporary German literature and novelism in New York (USA), Frankfurt, Hamburg (Germany) and Urbano (Italy). Author of many publications (~ 70), critical reviews and literary translations. Member of many international scientific associations in Germany, Italy and Austria. Awarded the Cicero Medal (XXV Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas 2005) and the international Italianistik-Preis Premio Flaiano 2007.

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Astrīda Rogule
Assistant professor

Astrīda Rogule, Master of Arts and Museology, Assistant Professor, has been a lecturer at the Department of Culture Sociology and Management since 1998. She has designed and delivered study courses in museology, museum marketing, public relations, cultural management and cultural tourism.

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Jānis Siliņš
Professor

Mg.art., Head of the Eduards Smiļģis Theater Museum (since 2014), Rector of the Latvian Academy of Culture (2004 - 2014), Vice-Rector of the Latvian Academy of Culture in academic work (1991 - 2003), Professor of the Theater and Audiovisual Arts Department of the Latvian Academy of Culture (since 1998). Member and expert of HEQEC Study Program Accreditation Commission (2004-2013), Chairman of the Theater Council of the Ministry of Culture (2000 - 2009), member of the Supervisory Board since 2010.

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Zane Šiliņa
Professor

Z. Šiliņa holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree from the Academy (dissertation “The Idea of the New World in Rainis’ Dramaturgy”, 2007), she has been working at the Academy since 1996. In 2014, the Senate of the Academy elected Prof. Z. Šiliņa as the Vice-Rector of the Academy in academic work. She regularly participates in scientific conferences both in Latvia and abroad, has also participated in organizing several conferences.

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Līga Ulberte
Associate Professor

Līga Ulberte, associate professor of the CTH Department since 2015, is one of the leading professionals in the field of Latvian theater science and criticism. In 2007, L. Ulberte earned a doctor’s degree in Art History and Theory from the University of Latvia. She works as a researcher at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia. In 2009 - 2010 and 2012-2013 she was a visiting lecturer in the Eastern European Regional Studies Program at the Wilhelm University of Westphalia, Baltic Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Münster (Germany).

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Ieva Zemīte
Associate Professor

Ieva Zemīte, Dr. oec., Business Administration and Management, General, is the director of the joint Master’s study program “Creative Industries and Growth Management” of the Latvian Academy of Culture and Riga Technical University. Research interests - cultural and creative entrepreneurship, creative industries and cultural economics.

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