12 months
25634 EUR/year
25634 EUR/year
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Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage programme from Franklin University Switzerland is designed to provide both a practical and theoretical preparation for change-makers, future leaders and the next generation of art professionals. 

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Key Features

Through a rigorous curriculum and multicultural experience, the program strives towards preparing leaders for today’s international arts and heritage environment.

The Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage programme from Franklin University Switzerland is designed as an applied-learning pathway, including live classroom seminars, online course work and a hands-on, dynamic, experiential learning opportunity. In conjunction with the elite International Program in Arts Management (IPAM) at SDA Bocconi, the program offers a series of masterclasses, a travel agenda through three countries with some of the world’s richest cultural heritage, open conversations, company visits, hackathons and other valuable experiences to provide cutting-edge practice. Students will gain the knowledge necessary for collaborating with multiple stakeholders to ensure responsible arts management. Main touchpoints are Law for Arts Management, Arts Collecting, Marketing for the Arts, Ethical Arts Management, Digitalization of Arts Communication and Management, while developing entrepreneurial mindset and leveraging opportunities for networking and career development. Experience turning systemic challenges into functional solutions, through practical projects and strategies, applicable to any arts corporation and institution, business and cultural centers.

Students will actively be engaged in the individual design and execution of the program, through Franklin’s tailor-made and customizable study-path, developing professional skills and international relationships along the way to support future impact and drive the transition toward a greener professional ecosystem and society.

Additionally, students will earn a Certificate of Arts Management from SDA Bocconi School of Management in conjunction with the Franklin Master of Arts degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Development through Action
  • International Management
  • Digital Transformation Strategies
  • Innovation and Project Management
  • Challenges in the New Global Marketplace
  • Global Issues and Responsible Leadership
  • International Business Economics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Innovation and Design Thinking
  • The Future of Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement - Your personal statement is your opportunity to explain your reasons for undertaking graduate study. Please describe your professional goals, interests and how you believe the program will help you in your career.
  • Official transcripts - We require official transcripts from an accredited institution for your bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 
  • Submit Two Recommendations
  • Submit a Complete Application form 
  • Schedule an interview with the Director of Graduate Programs

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25634 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25634 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    25634 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25634 EUR per year during 12 months.

25,000 Swiss Francs

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /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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