Academic year: 2022/2023

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.


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. Maria Lusiani (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: 30 seats.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Master's Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements.

A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required.

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

Admission with international qualification

Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
International qualification will be evaluated by the designated teaching committee after the pre-evaluation procedure carried out on the online platform.

Course overview

The Master's Degree programme integrates expertise, research methodologies and professional approaches from humanistic and economic and managerial areas. From the A. Y. 2019/2020, the course is divided into two modules, one in Italian and one in English.
The course focuses particularly on the evolution of the national, European and global artistic and cultural panorama. It also provides skills for the management of artistic and cultural organisations open to international exchanges.
The course content, teaching methods and the characteristics of the degree thesis shape graduates who, among other things, can operate within the new connections between culture and business, in the critical relationship between creativity and innovation, with significant exchanges.
Master's graduates will be able to work within companies, cultural institutions, museums, galleries, foundations, local authorities and other cultural organisations operating in general government, in senior positions in the planning, organisation and management of cultural activities and events. They will be capable of performing the role of assistant and head of project management and management control, assistant and head of marketing management and communication in the cultural sector, organiser of cultural events and activities, assistant to curatorship and artistic direction.


  • Economics and administration of arts and culture (taught in italian)
  • Economics and administration of arts and culture (taught in English)

Occupational profiles

Assistant and head of Marketing Management and Communication in the cultural sector
Foundations, museums, theatres, publishing, audiovisual and entertainment sectors, creative roles in business within and outside the cultural sector.

Assistant and head of Project Management and Management Control in the cultural field
Foundations, museums, theatres, art galleries, publishing, audiovisual and entertainment sectors and programming and control in the creative industries.

Organiser of cultural events and activities
Public and private cultural institutions, museums, associations, foundations, theatres, art galleries, exhibition centres, cultural events agencies, creative industries.

Assistant to curatorship and art direction
Theatres, public and private exhibition venues, public and private cultural institutions, consultancy.



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 final test involves the drafting and discussion of an original and scientifically adequate thesis, written by the student under the guidance of a supervisor and relating to:

  • research activities relating to an internship carried out in public or private companies;
  • research activity based on bibliographic material.

The preparation and drafting of the Master's degree thesis will also be a tool for verifying the skills acquired (autonomy of judgement, communication skills, learning ability), since the research, both theoretical and in the field, must be able to integrate economic and management skills and historical and artistic expertise.
The thesis is presented as a highly original paper with a complete and updated bibliography.

Access to further studies

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

Last update: 12/08/2022