Full-time graduate programme
Tuition Fee*: 2100.00 EUR/ per year
*Citizens from countries that have signed an agreement with Latvia or offer scholarships for Latvian citizens can apply for the Latvian state scholarships. For more information and the list of eligible countries visit: http://www.viaa.gov.lv/eng/scholarships_gov/scholarships_for_studies/?tl_id=22800&tls_id=54779
Language of Tuition: Latvian
Duration of studies: 2 years (4 semesters)
Degree: The Master of Arts
Head of the Programme: lecturer, MA Kristīne Freiberga, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME
Management of culture is an exciting and responsible area of activity that combines artistic, entrepreneurial and organizational skills to promote cultural growth, the stability of cultural organizations and the lives of individuals and communities. The aim of the programme is to train leaders and project managers of cultural organizations from different sectors.
Studies in this programme provide a range of competencies and include a variety of courses related to management, marketing, cultural policy, creative industries, which prepares one for the practical work in cultural organizations and projects, as well as facilitates networking within the field. Theoretical course in arts and culture increases student's academic potential in the humanities and social sciences, as well as raises awareness of their relations in society.
Following the demand of the labour market, the programme focuses on preparing leaders and project managers of cultural organizations with a fundamental understanding of cultural and artistic processes from the point of you of both the humanities and the social sciences, as well as knowledge and skills in different fields and levels of management. The overall study process provides insight in the basic operation principles in state, municipal, non-governmental and private organizations in the field of culture and arts. For the development of management skills students will be provided with both theoretical and practical courses in project management, event production, marketing, public relations, branding, cultural policy, cultural economics and culture entrepreneurship. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their presentation skills through courses, such as, business etiquette and basics of public speaking.
Theoretical courses in the humanities provide students with the academic background, create the understanding of the inter-relations within the processes of culture and arts and provide students with the necessary knowledge for the development of their master's thesis. The academic body of the programme is represented by industry professionals as well as skilled academics who engage students in organizing various creative and research projects already during their study process as well as after graduation.
The programme also includes two compulsory work placements in either cultural organizations and enterprises in Latvia, which provides an opportunity to test the practical applicability of students' theoretical knowledge in the existing cultural and economic context.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Graduates of this programme will be able to understand the cultural and political context of cultural field, as well as the specifics of management. They will be able to offer innovative ideas in different areas, understand the role and place of culture in society, as well as to raise funds and to establish co-operations for developing culture projects and events. They will be skilled in marketing and project management and will be able to act in compliance with existing legislation. Furthermore, the graduates will be confident in conducting research in culture and to continue their studies at the doctoral level.
1. Research and MA Thesis 30%
2. Work Placement 15%
3. Theory and History of Culture and Arts 16%
4. Management and Marketing 19%
5. Sociology, Economics and Law 9%
6. Entrepreneurship and Creative Industries 11%
All applicants must submit:
1) A completed application form;
2) A copy of passport or identity card (the original should also be presented);
3) A copy of the BA (undergraduate) diploma together with the academic transcript of records (the original should also be presented)*;
4) Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV);
5) Two document photos (3x4 cm)
6) A letter of motivation (2000-3000 characters in Latvian)
7) Printout of the payment order for the applicant’s registration fee of 20.00 EUR
*Before applying for studies at the Latvian Academy of Culture the international applicants are required to undergo the procedure of recognition of their secondary education certificate at the Academic Information Centre (for further information please see: http://www.aic.lv/portal/en )
The admission tutor may request academic references at a later date as well to help make a decision on your application.
Please make sure that your application is received within the application period. Application period 2020 is from July 6 till July 11.
All applicants are evaluated based on their results in the Admission Interview
The purpose of the interview is to learn the motivation of the applicant in choosing the programme and to determine whether the applicant would be able to study and work in the chosen field. The interview covers both a test of knowledge, as well as a conversation tailored individually to create a comprehensive understanding of the personality of each applicant.
The questions of the interview are created based on three thematic sections:
- The motivation of the applicant to study in the chosen programme;
- The topical issues in culture in Latvia (the admission commission also gives a management task, to which the applicant must provide a brief solution, whilst showing the ability to understand the specifics of the field of culture in Latvia);
- The knowledge of the chosen foreign language (English, German or French);
- The intended Master’s thesis, including the applicant's interest and efforts in the area of the intended topic, as well as the likelihood of carrying out such research in the given timeframe.
The Admission Interview is evaluated on a scale from 0-100 points.