Postgraduate Degree in the Management of Museums and Cultural Heritage

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
In Barcelona (Spain)

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Typology Certificate
Location Barcelona (Spain)
Duration 8 Months
  • Certificate
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    8 Months

Are you interested in working in museum managment? If so, consider this program from the UIC. The management of museums, monuments and cultural heritage requires professionals to have specific knowledge related to the conservation, documentation, exhibition and dissemination of museum collections and cultural heritage. However, along with this, it is also essential that professionals are familiar with cultural management work processes: administering financial resources, designing and programming projects, marketing and communication strategies as well as the legal issues related to museums, heritage and intellectual property.Cultural managers who are specialised in museums and cultural heritage should identify the potential of their heritage-related resources and combine this, on the one hand, with the needs and background of the potential audience, and, on the other hand, with the human and financial resources available to them, with the aim of designing policies and dissemination programmes for heritage which contribute to the cultural, social and economic development of the community which they find themselves in. This programme is taught in Spanish and is aimed at graduates who are already working and wish to enhance their knowledge in key areas of cultural management.


Where and when

Starts Location
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Immaculada, 22, 8017, Barcelona, Spain
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Starts On request
Immaculada, 22, 8017, Barcelona, Spain
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What you'll learn on the course

Museum management
Tools for Managing Culture
Cultural Communications
Cultural marketing
Cultural Heritage
Legal Aspects of Art Management
Visual Arts
Temporary Collections
Permanent Collections
Art Market

Course programme

Course Curriculum

Tools for managing culture (3 ECTS)
This course offers practical knowledge of the methods and tools necessary for managing cultural activities and institutions, while helping to develop the students’ capacity to apply these resources to solving specific problems through dealing with them appropriately and thereby improving the decision-making process.

Legal aspects of arts management (3 ECTS)
Museums and foundations which manage museums have acquired a great social importance based on the varied range of cultural, social and financial activities they offer. At the same time, it is clear that States have great interest in regulating the different cultural manifestations carried out within their territories and there are therefore a number of legal regulations governing this area. As a consequence of these two factors, cultural managers must not only be aware of the importance of the correct management of museums, institutions and cultural companies, but also know about legal aspects with regard to matters related to administration, taxation and copyright; these aspects are covered in this course

Cultural communication (3 ECTS)

Culture and the media have a relationship that is not always easy. This course is taught from a theoretical and practical point of contact between these two social realities. The sessions are taught by communicators specializing in cultural issues from both media and cultural institutions. At the same time, the information provided is put into practice, through case studies, in order to achieve the tools and communication skills necessary for the successful dissemination of cultural goods and events.

Cultural marketing (3 ECTS)
In a highly competitive and globalised environment, knowledge of the market, the competition and the client has become essential in guaranteeing the sustainable success of a company. As a result, the field of application for marketing has become more prominent, taking on greater relevance and increasingly affecting all actions carried out by the company. For this reason, people who wish to make a career in cultural management have to be aware of marketing strategies in order to ensure their cultural proposals stand out from the rest.

Management of visual arts (4 ECTS)

This subject deals with the specific management of museums, foundations and cultural centres which offer artistic and historical materials. The administration of museums is complex and requires a clear definition of the concept of the museum itself and the function in serves within its immediate environment. The main objectives of this course are to impart knowledge relating to the theoretical bases of museology and museography, and its application based on analysis of museographic projects.

Management of cultural heritage (4 ECTS)

This course provides the basic conceptual and methodological bases for the planning and management of heritage projects relating to the fields of diffusion, leisure and tourism, areas of high demand in today’s society.

Exhibitions: Management and Curatorship (4 ECTS)

This course is intended to provide the necessary tools for organising temporary and permanent exhibitions in museums or cultural centres, while focusing on the design and practical application of policies to diffuse visual arts, whether arising from government administrations or art galleries and other organisations or institutions within the art market.

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