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Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (GIOCA), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #116 (BCR) Bologna, Italy
The international programme in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (GIOCA) aims to open access to arts and cultural organizations. It is designed to train a professional figure, with a solid grounding in management, positioned to interact effectively with the artistic-cultural dimension of different types of organizations. 
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GIOCA (Graduate degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and Arts) is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at forging the skills of worldwide art institutions’ future leaders. It focuses on applied management knowledge, change processes in arts organizations, and the impact of public sector and public funding transformation in the cultural sector. It is based on a strong interdisciplinary approach comprising business studies, organization, marketing and humanities. The class, composed of half European and half Non- European students, is the ideal environment where to grow students’ ability in team working, where to gain an international perspective and where to enhance entrepreneurial skills. GIOCA program is one of the most recognized players in high-quality university education at a European and international level, and it is part of a network of international degrees in the arts management field. Among almost ten international partnerships with universities from all around the globe, GIOCA offers as well Double Degree Program with the top rated Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Management and the Arts
  • Law and the Arts
  • New Public Management
  • Cultural Economics
  • Business Models in Creative Industries
  • Services Marketing
  • Fund Raising
  • Project Management for Arts Organization
  • Statistics
  • Art Appreciation
  • Knowledge Management for Arts organizations
  • Reporting Budget and Business Plan
  • Sociology of Culture
  • New Media and Information Technology
  • Regional Cultural development
  • Elective LABORATORIES on specific artistic fields

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

To be admitted to GIOCA, candidates need to have acquired:

  • economic and managerial basic knowledge;
  • a good general knowledge and notions of culture and the arts;
  • a strong vocation for the relevant contents and topics of the Programme;
  • aptitude for the professional profiles in question.

The complete list of the required documents and the selection criteria is available on the Call for Application.

To be admitted to GIOCA it is necessary to have:
  • at least a first level degree (Bachelor’s) 
  • English language knowledge is required, minimum B2 level or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2150 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2150 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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2,150-2,900 € per year

Living costs for Bologna

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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