Business Administration for Arts and Cultural Events

Master - Venice

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The main aim of master Master in Business Administration in Arts and Cultural Events is to provide a strong theoretical background in relation to culture and creativity coupled with a managerial vision related to the field of design and cultural business start-up. The range of institutions and phenomena considered includes the classical heritage sectors and museums, the world of media and communication and the fields of material culture.

The Master in Business Administration in Arts and Cultural Events wants to train professionals able to handle the tools of culture in a sustainable way both culturally and economically. The students can find a working opportunity in cultural institutions or museums but also will be prepared to create their own opportunities, knowing how to launch a start-up, operate in the broad field of non-profit or manage a cultural project.

Thanks to IED Venice and Fondazione Berengo, 9 scholarship are now available for the Master course!
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  • Start date
    February 2016
  • Language
    English

The Master in Business Administration in Arts and Cultural Events program is designed for post-graduate student who wish to specialize professionally in the world of art and cultural entrepreneurship. It is also intended for professionals and consultants already working in such sector. People currently working in field areas different from the above mentioned ones could also benefit from such program in so much as it could provide them with an opportunity to investigate their knowledge of such topics to take on different professional ventures and new entrepreneurial activities.

The main aim of master Master in Business Administration in Arts and Cultural Events is to provide a strong theoretical background in relation to culture and creativity coupled with a managerial vision related to the field of design and cultural business start-up. The range of institutions and phenomena considered includes all the pillars of cultural production, it moves from the classical heritage sectors and museums to the world of media and communication and to the fields of material culture. Starting from the observation that the cultural world is moving towards a new model based on entrepreneurship and projects, the master wants to train professionals able to handle the tools of culture in a sustainable way both culturally and economically.

The students will be able to combine a “humanistic" preparation in the artistic fields with an economic expertise, knowing and applying these tools to a wide spectrum of cultural realities.

The professionals can find a working opportunity in cultural institutions or museums but also will be prepared to create their own opportunities, knowing how to launch a start-up, operate in the broad field of non-profit or manage a cultural project.
The master is organized into four main educational areas:

- Theoretical foundations of the cultural econoics and creativity, history and criticism of art, culture and art markets, cultural institutions
- Cultural sectors: heritage, cultural industries and material culture
- Preparation and management of a cultural project (Project Cycle Management)
- Cultural start-up and businesses

The first two areas are intended as a theoretical basis in the world of contemporary culture and its historical roots both nationally and internationally. In particular, in the first area will be given the theoretical fundations, providing tools for analysis and critique of the phenomena.

The second teaching area wants to present the complexity and breadth of contemporary culture. Cultural heritage, contemporary art, theater, music, and events, communications and information industries, handicrafts, gastronomy, design are just some of the cultural sectors that will be presented to give a theoretical and practical point of view, developing specific expertise in each field of action and the ability to connect different realities. Will be presented and analysed the possible areas of application that require intervention and the creation of specific cultural content, such as international tourist markets, the new digital technologies, the sectors of education and training, family services and childcare, the world banks and investment.

The last two teaching areas are designed to provide operational tools with which to transform the knowledge gained in employment opportunities and economic. Create a project for a non-profit organization that is financed by a bank or a national or international plan or starting a business are two of the career opportunities of which will be transmitted to the major theoretical and practical skills and methods .

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Aldo Buzio - Course Coordinator

Aldo Buzio - Course Coordinator
Aldo Buzio PHD in Cultural Heritage at the Politecnico di Torino, MA in Communication Sciences and post graduate in Cultural Projects for Development. Assistant director Silvia Santagata Research Centre and Tutor for the Master World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development at ITC-ILO, researcher in the field of cultural economics, lecturer in various post graduate courses. He collaborated in the realization of cultural projects and start-up for various institutions.

Enrico Bertacchini

Enrico Bertacchini
Researcher UniTODr. Enrico Bertacchini is assistant professor at the Department of Economics and Statistics “S. Cognetti De Martiis”, University of Turin, and fellow of CSS-Ebla and Nexa Center for Internet & Society. His main research interests deal with cultural economics, creative industries and commons-based models for the production of and access to cultural goods.

Claudia Ohel

Claudia Ohel
Consultant and trainer for project management, monitoring and evaluation and is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner. The fields are mainly international projects in the fields of education and vocational training, social policies and social dialogue. Ms Oehl collaborates on a stable basis with ITC-ILO since where she teaches in various Master degree and other courses

Alessio Re

Alessio Re
UNESCO Consultant, deputy director CSS-EBLA.PhD in conservation of heritage and landscape, he has both academic and professional experience in management policies and projects for cultural and environmental heritage, with a specific interest in the relation between heritage and the economic dimension of sustainable development. He is currently deputy director and programme manager of the World Heritage studies area, of the Centro Studi Santagata and adjunct professor at the University of Torino (Dep. of Economics and Dep. of Culture, Politics and Society). He works since 2008 as consultant intern for important institution and author of many publications.