What will I learn?

The Master in Arts Management offers a unique learning experience preparing students to embark on a management career in the arts and creative industry. The one-year program aims at developing skills and providing tools to deal with the new challenges of the domains of both the visual and performing arts, with an international perspective.

Learning objectives

The main goals of the program are:

  • Build and strengthen basic knowledge and understanding of the history of art (visual and performing), with particular attention to the contemporary world and the international scene
  • Build and strengthen competence in economics and management as they apply to the cultural industry
  • Build and strengthen competence in legislative transmit and reinforce the legislative knowledge and their application to the cultural field, in an international perspective
  • To contribute to the advancement of cultural institutions and companies in Italy and abroad, by fostering interests for Art and its proliferation


Educational activities are divided into core courses and advanced courses. On top of the basic and advanced courses, participants will be involved in team-building activities at the beginning of the program.

Team Building Activities

To help participants meet each other and create a collaborative atmosphere in class. Moreover, these activities will introduce participants to Milan and its cultural assets.

Core Courses

The goal of basic courses is to reinforce competencies related to the two souls of the Master’s Program: Humanities and Management. The courses provide training for skills in art history and arts management and they will give participants the opportunity to balance their competencies.

History of Visual Arts
The course is meant to provide students with the necessary knowledge and understanding of modern and contemporary art.

Performing Arts History
Music: the course will give students a foundation for understanding some of the basic relationships between Music History and Society.

Visual Arts System
This course will give students a large and differentiated overview of contemporary effective practices for managing visual arts. Milan will be explored as a privileged Observatoire for cutting-edge visual arts management practices.

Performing Arts System
The course aims at providing students with a wide view of the performing arts system, through the elaboration of a critical interpretation of its multiple features, from traditional roots to technological perspectives.

Career Opportunities

The Master’s degree in Arts Management offers professional opportunities in the fields of:

  • Strategy and CSR in arts organizations and in traditional businesses investing in arts projects
  • Organization and people management in creative businesses
  • Marketing and Communications for arts and creative products and services
  • Accounting and fundraising for arts and creative projects
  • Legal Affairs in the arts
  • Projects and Events Management in cultural institutions and companies
  • Art Market

Other professional opportunities are in consulting and service companies in the field of promotion, communication and management of cultural events, products and services. Students entrepreneurial ideas and projects are sustained as well.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€10,000.00 (US$ 11,294) per year
Start date

Expected January 2022


Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Largo A. Gemelli, 1,



20123, Italy

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS). Program specific entry requirements: Applicants may have various backgrounds with a preference for students from Business Administration, Economics or Engineering studies. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80,or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language.

For international students

Completion of a at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS).
The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program.

  • Academic IELTS with a score of at least 6.0;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 80;
  • First Certificate of English (FCE) with a minimum score of 173 (Grade B)
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage with a minimum of Grade B
  • Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher


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