Arts and cultural managers play a huge role in stewarding the growth of the arts, cultural and creative sectors, especially in such highly ambitious, rapidly expanding art ecosystems as we are witnessing in Singapore and Asia. The arts, cultural and creative sectors are gaining global importance, fuelled by emerging talent, demographic and economic changes, and public sector commitment and market dynamics.
The times call for arts and cultural policy workers, curators and managers who are able to influence the conditions that catalyse and maintain a robust, active scene. The Arts and Cultural Manager makes things happen, provides strategic connections, creates opportunity, and forges new directions for the arts and creative landscape to thrive.
The MA in Arts and Cultural Management Programme is designed to build on your professional expertise and provide you with the capacity to take on senior positions in the arts and cultural sector.
Leveraging exciting movements in Asia, students delve deeper into the questions and practices surrounding successful arts management and cultural policy. Students will learn about policy, advocacy, entrepreneurship, principles of arts management, and develop their research capacity. Through seminar-style classes, lectures, and study visits, the Programme guides students to develop the knowledge, spirit of inquiry and innovative points of view that are needed for taking the arts and culture sector into the future.
To provide the level of exposure and dialogue in context, the Programme focuses on enabling students to engage directly with local and international perspectives through an ongoing series of lectures and seminars with guest speakers, practitioners, and visiting academics. Recent visiting academics have included Professor Milena Dragicevic Å eÅ¡ic, Head of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management and professor at the University of Arts in Belgrade, and Franco Bianchini, Professor of Cultural Policy and Planning at Leeds Beckett University, UK.
Candidates are required to demonstrate a high degree of competence in their field of interest or current practice in the arts and creative industries through an interview as well as the submission of a research proposal. A sense of enquiry, self-discipline, commitment to research, as well as the ability to conceptualise, analyse, and evaluate ideas and critical theories will be required.
1.5 years (Full-time)
- A degree in Arts Management, Arts or equivalent from a recognised institution
- Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience in a related field or at least 4 years of working experience in a non-related field
- Well-established professionals from other fields who wish to transfer to the cultural sector must demonstrate a commitment to the arts or heritage
- A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
- Curriculum Vitae (indicating training/experience in the arts and/or volunteer experience)
- Two letters of recommendation: one professional, one academic
Prospective candidates will have to undergo an interview process.
Application Assignments (under entry requirement content)
a) Research Proposal
A Research Proposal of 800-1000 words on a specific area in the field of Arts and Cultural Management that you would like to pursue during the course of study that will culminate in a dissertation. The research proposal should be word processed, using Arial 11-pt font on double spacing. It should contain the following:
- A clearly defined title
- A background of the proposed research topic
- The rationale and objective of the research area
- The significance of the proposed research area
- A brief explanation of how the research will be conducted
Please submit your Research Proposal as a .doc or .pdf file only in the format prescribed.
b) Personal Statement
A 500-word personal statement indicating why you wish to pursue a career in Arts Management, what led you to this point as well as what makes you a good candidate for admission into the Programme.
We welcome students from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds
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Next Intake: January