Master's Degree Programme in
Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities


Academic year: 2019/2020

Level of qualification

Master's Degree Programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-76 (Environmental and Cultural Economics)


The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.

Double/Joint Degree

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


Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice (Italy).
For further information please contact the Humanities Campus,

Head of studies

Prof. Francesco Casarin (Teaching Committee Coordinator,


Italian and English

Access to the programme

Open admission, subject to the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements.

Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 10 seats.

Admission requirements

Admission to the programme requires the possession of the minimal curriculum requirements and an adequate personal preparation. Furthermore, the possession of a certificated knowledge of English language at level B2, at least, is required.

Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Learning outcomes

The Master’s Degree course integrates skills, research methodologies and professional approaches from the humanities and economic management fields. The graduates will have the ideal skills to be employed by museums, galleries, foundations and other cultural organisations operating in Public Administration, in the third sector and in the corporate profit world. The lectures, the teaching approach and the nature of the thesis allows you, among all, to make new connections between culture and enterprise, in the critical relationship between creativity and innovation, with significant exchange effects.


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

Occupational profiles

Graduates in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities will be able to hold managerial positions of high responsibility involving planning, organization and management of cultural activities and events within companies, cultural institutions and regional bodies. Furthermore, they may operate in the areas of project management, management control, artistic supervision, conservation and enhancement of arts and communication.



Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships (even abroad), in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.

Last update: 02/09/2019