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Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
This programme trains you to understand the nature and processes of cultural production,interconnecting the professional worlds of management and culture. The lectures, teaching approach and structure of this programme allow you to idenitfy and exploit new connections between culture and business by exploring the exciting relationship between creativity and innovation. 



• Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities (taught in Italian)

• Arts Management (taught in English)


Graduates can pursue careers as managers responsible for the planning and organization of cultural activities and events with companies, cultural institutions and government agencies.

Possible career opportunities can be found in the following fields:

• Cultural projects management

• Conservation and enhancement of the arts

• Communications

• Arts management

• Economic consulting


• Candidates must be assessed to confirm their possession of the minimum curricular and experiential requirements.

• For the Economics and Management of Arts curriculum, a certified B2-level knowledge of both Italian and English is required.

• For the Arts Management curriculum, a certified B2-level knowledge of English is required.


Double degree with the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina): At the end of the course, the chosen students will have obtained both a Master’s in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities and Especialización en gestión cultural y políticas culturales at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Restoration techniques for cultural artefacts
  • Management and marketing organizations
  • Project management
  • Arts economic
  • International law for arts
  • Contemporary art
  • Elements of theatre and live arts production
  • Museology & public spaces architecture
  • Government of cultural organizations
  • Cinema and photografy

                Detailed Programme Facts

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                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Credits
                  120 ECTS
                • Languages
                  • English
                  • Italian
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:


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                General Requirements

                • specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields;
                • an adequate personal preparation;
                • understanding of english language at level B2: process of verification and cases of exemption are indicated in the dedicated web page. Each understanding will be verified by the office at the moment of matriculation.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  2100 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  2100 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                Depending on the nationality, the fees range from 700 to 2,100 Euros.

                Living costs for Venice

                • 600 - 950 EUR/month
                  Living Costs

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


                • In order to ensure that everyone effectively has access to higher education, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
                • Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
                • Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university. 

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