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The Performing Arts Management and Cultural Industries programme at IESA - School of Arts and Culture trains professionals for a career in management in the performing arts and cultural industries sectors. 

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Students in the Performing Arts Management and Cultural Industries programme at IESA - School of Arts and Culture gain insight to the evolving demands of the cultural marketplace in a globalized context through the study of the structures of the cultural industries, History of Performance, cultural economics, and design and digital studies. 


Core courses in finance, management techniques, digital marketing and communication  provide students with a successful skill set to work in cultural sectors and cross-disciplinary settings.

Based in the heart of Paris, on the premises of IESA art&culture, students are within close proximity to all the major Parisian venues of theatre, circus, film and video productions and museums. Professional meetings with directors of theatre venues, television and film production companies allow students important networking possibilities.

During this graduate program in performing arts administration, study trips to Berlin and London are also organized to allow students to understand the international setting of the cultural sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Performance
  • History of Cinema – Film studies
  • Modern Art and Performance
  • Financial Accounting
  • IP Law
  • Licencing Law
  • Marketing & Communication 
  • Cultural Economics
  • Research methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We accept students onto a rolling basis however we strongly encourage applicants to contact us as soon as they can. Applications are considered until July 1st. Late applications may be accepted. 


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who have completed a BA in 3 years may apply to the Pre-Master program. Students in their final undergraduate year may apply for admission and will be required to provide proof of graduation prior to full registration.

  • English proficiency IELTS 6.0 on all bands required. Students with IELTS 5.5 may enroll in an intensive semester in English.

Work experience

Work experience necessary for students who completed a B.A. in three years.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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