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Master’s in Cultural Policy and Patronage

Cultural policy, Art history, Patronage, Management , Initial training Executive education

Nombre d'heures de formation

680 hours

Durée de la formation

2 years

Coût de la formation

Price of the national master's degree, indicative for the year 2022/23, 243 euros

Responsable(s) pédagogique(s)

Sophie DOUDET & Roxana NADIM

Cultural policy, Art history, Patronage, Management

Phone : 04 65 04 70 70
Phone : 04 65 04 71 02

The Master’s in Cultural Policy and Patronage aims to train executives and leaders of cultural organizations in the development, implementation and evaluation of cultural projects within these structures. The courses are organized by Sciences Po Aix and the diploma is issued under the double seal of Aix-Marseille University and the State.

Description of the course

The course is positioned in the dual sector of cultural policy and the public and private financing of culture. It responds to the new challenges of the professionalisation of culture, the internationalisation of cultural exchanges and the renewed relationships of co-production with private actors (patronage and foundations).

The approach is multidisciplinary and provides students, in the form of innovative teaching methods, with the theoretical and operational analysis tools necessary for the design and implementation of cultural projects.

The course aims to acquire the fundamental knowledge of the history of the arts, literature and ideas in order to evolve in diverse cultural contexts and to grasp the historical and contemporary issues at stake. It emphasises the legal, financial and technical dimensions that are essential to the development of cultural projects. Students acquire the organisational and communication skills needed to set up and present these projects, to obtain funding and to work in partnership with the players in the sector. They are also trained in the digital field.

Targeted skills

  • Understand and analyse the cultural, social, managerial, economic and political issues specific to cultural projects
  • Know how to distinguish and understand the institutional, legal, financial and economic organisation of cultural institutions and companies
  • Mobilise the appropriate tools to design and implement a cultural project
  • Use the tools to ensure the administrative and budgetary follow-up of a project or a cultural establishment
  • Identify and make good use of the various communication tools to develop targeted action programmes
  • Design tools to assess the actions carried out
  • Identify digital uses and the impact of their evolution on the cultural sector

Job opportunities

  • Management of cultural structures
  • Management of cultural events structures
  • State and local cultural civil service
  • Manager of cultural and creative projects
  • Communication, public relations, cultural mediation
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Corporate and foundation sponsorship