Master in Cultural Management

Paris , Lyon

2 year cycle


In a nutshell

The Master’s programme in “Cultural Management”

  • Two-year programme after 3 years of university education
  • French Level I recognised diploma (RNCP published on the Official Journal 27/08/2013), awarding 120 credits
  • Distance learning via EAC Campus Digital available

The educational objectives of the programme

Students wishing to become “Cultural Managers” benefit from courses enabling them to guide and manage projects within cultural institutions or to engage in the creation of their own project.

The two-year programme is organised to enable students to

  • Acquire work, study and thinking methods
  • Understand the professional practices and customs of actors, institutions and enterprises in the cultural sector
  • Understand the economic, political and societal challenges of culture
  • Familiarise with operational management and project management
  • Understand the legal, administrative and financial tools and their specific implementation in the cultural sector

In the second semester, in order to better position themselves professionally, students will choose two majors, with one prevailing, among the following 4 domains

  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Cultural heritage
  • Audio-visuals

Students will carry out a research project for their dissertation (Year 1) as well as actions for their professional project (Year 2) in accordance with their major.

The academic programme is conceived so as teaching periods, project coaching, tutoring, individual work and professional immersion alternate.

The practice of a foreign language, especially English, is encouraged; e-learning training is offered for students to achieve a proficiency level meeting the needs of ordinary communication.

Assets of the programme

  • Professionalisation objective instilled in each step of teaching, favouring a teaching staff including mostly experts
  • Teaching oriented towards providing students with the awareness of the responsibilities related to project management and equipping them with the thinking and implementation tools to face them
  • Programme tuned with current affairs in the field
  • Programme tuned with contemporary project management modes (digital, cooperative work, responsible management, entrepreneurship, etc.)
  • Students will sit the TOEIC exam at the end of their programme



  • Master 1Holding a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master 2Holding at least a 1-year Master’s degree requiring a dissertation

Language (English)

  • Equivalent to the B1 level of the CEFR


Courses ECTS
Cultural Policies and Economy 12
Culture and society 16
Management Theory 4
Culture and digital technology 4


Seminars/workshops ECTS
Management tools 32
Understanding the professional world 12
Research and project methodology 8
Final dissertation 6
Professional project 6


Seminars/workshops ECTS
Music 8
Performing Arts
Cinema and Media
Cultural heritage and Museums


Professional immersion
Projects organised by the school 2


Total 120
Language practice
English 4


A profession overseeing the conception and management of cultural structures

Cultural Managers are able to strike the right balance between the logics of original, innovative and creative cultural supply and the logics of demand (institutions, cultural industries, etc.)


Cultural Managers are trained to cover the full spectrum of project management : from planning to budgeting, from corporate law to author’s rights and copyright, from fiscal matters to communication, from security to cultural coordination. In cultural institutions or companies, they can cover managerial positions or be first assistants in the management of artistic and cultural projects for the whole operational sectors : production, distribution, relations with the public. They define communication and marketing strategies with a view to broadening audiences. They support artists and companies and coordinate the whole project. They can conceive and plan events and structure their implementation.


Cultural Managers define objectives and set the means to achieve them. Organised, they are also curious, bright, open and imaginative. With plenty of innovative ideas, they like developing new concepts. They have a managerial mind and are able to arbitrate. They cover managerial positions in companies.


  • Paris
  • Culture


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