Management in the Creative Arts

Management in the realm of contemporary culture and creative economics, management of cultural projects, including those in traditional institutions (e.g. museums, libraries, theatres, and cultural centers) is the ability to work with diverse contexts, contemporary standards of lifestyle, quality of cultural products and services, cultural markets, current formats of cultural life and activity in cities and communities.

Skills of our Graduates: Ability to think outside the box, work in a constantly changing environment, take the lead in unique management and professional assignments.

Program Outline:

  • Essential knowledge in the humanities – history, visual arts, and the philosophy of culture
  • Managerial (administrative) competence, which allows graduates to be successful in administrative development, innovative practices, and in making nonstandard administrative decisions. Our courses focus on cultural policy and strategic management, the foundations of economy and financial management, project administration, and creative management.
  • The foundations of cultural entrepreneurship, which allows graduates to work in the fields of contemporary cultural and creative industries.

Elective courses are grouped into four categories:

  • 1. Municipal development
  • 2. New media
  • 3. Contemporary cultural practices
  • 4. Administration of cultural heritage

Practicum: Real-world experience in the leading cultural institutions of Moscow, and a significant number of practice-oriented courses each year allow graduates to begin professional work immediately after graduation.


  • · History and theory of visual arts
  • · Popular Culture
  • · Economics of culture and creative economy
  • · Administration of culture heritage
  • · Project management
  • · Contemporary cultural markets
  • · History of entrepreneurship in Russia
  • · Business planning