International Media and Culture Management

Next admission in 2021

Category: Master Studies

Course Brief

Budget and fee charging study 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: 2 years (4 semesters)

Received degree: Master of Arts

Language of Tuition: German


The aim of the subprogramme is to train competitive media and culture managers capable of working and succeeding in contemporary European cultural space in various branches of culture.

Overall, the subprogramme develops understanding of the functioning of cultural, media and arts organizations, various mechanisms of financing culture and their legal regulation; apart from that, it gives an insight in the current cultural processes and provides both theoretical and practical knowledge so that the programme graduates would be able to work in various branches of culture: visual arts, scenic arts, music, museums and galleries, festivals, media, and cultural policy. The publishing business is one of the focus areas, too. The courses are delivered by Latvian and German academic staff. Most of them are not only educators with rich teaching experience in international universities and other institutions of higher education, but also active practitioners who have achieved a leading position in

their field of work. Apart from theoretical knowledge, the subprogramme puts a particular emphasis on practical activities. The students are involved in various projects and do their internship in one of the numerous institutions offered in Germany. The internship develops students’ ability to constructively apply their theoretical knowledge in the particular organizational environment at an international level. The programme has an international student body representing Latvia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, and other countries. Head of the subprogramme – Professor Ivars Bērziņš,

More information: 

  • Cultural Management
  • Culture Marketing
  • Management of Media, Brand and Communication
  • Culture Policy in Latvia and Europe
  • Trends of Cultural,  Creative and Experience Economy
  • Modern Trends in Culture, Media and Management
  • Cultural Industries. Digital Communication
  • Media Industry
  • Copyright  and Contract Law
  • Enterpreneurship and Business
  • Co-employees and  Human Resource Management
  • Project  Management
  • Diplomatic Protocol and Eticquette
  • Internship

The German language, an interview

Ivars Bērziņš
Emeritus professor

Filozofijas doktors Ivars Bērziņš ir Akadēmijas mācībspēks kopš 1997. gada. Izveidojis kultūras menedžmenta maģistrantūras programmu, pašlaik vada „Starptautisko mediju un kultūras menedžmenta” maģistrantūras apakšprogrammu.

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