Thanks to the Specialized Master in Arts and Culture Management it will be possible to develop key managerial skills to manage and lead creative companies, organizations, creative and cultural events and artistic products. In addition, by holding this master in Rome, the Italian city of art par excellence, students will be in contact with works and museums “in the open” every day, thanks to ad hoc cultural programs to fully experience the “dolce vita” capitoline “.
Rome Business School guarantees a multidisciplinary experience oriented to an increasingly interconnected market: a guarantee of this, we boast belonging to the most ambitious group “Planeta Formación y Universidades”, an international network created in 2003 by De Agostini and the Planeta group, market leader in university and continuing professional education.
Why choose our Specialized Master in Arts and Culture Management?
A location of excellence like Rome: Rome is defined as an “open-air museum”. Our students will have the opportunity to experience the artistic and cultural atmosphere that characterizes this “caput mundi” city
92% of our students get a job offer at the end of the master
16% salary increase upon completion of the master’s degree
Networking: we have more than 221 partners of the largest companies in the world market and, thanks to our workshops and company visits in companies such as Rai, Maxxi, Arteconomy, students will have continuous opportunities and networking.
Among our partners:
Our Specialized Master in Arts and Culture Management successfully blends essential theoretical principles to have an international career with the most advanced modern techniques marked by a practical approach aimed at the digital market.
At the end of the path, a group project is envisaged that aims to develop a plan to solve a problem of an existing or fictitious company. All teams are led from the initial phase of the project. Upon completion of the Capstone project, students will be able to:
Implement creative solutions and solve management problems
Apply and link theory with practice
Communicate and present business reports / ideas more effectively
Carry out commercial research and commercial analysis
Demonstrate collaborative leadership skills
Work effectively in a team
Communicate interculturally and compromise for a common goal
Set goals and implement projects effectively
Methodology: ” Circular Learning ” based on the EFMD Circle for Quality Assurance
By adhering to the highest standards regarding the teaching methodology provided by EFMD, the Master will be taught through interactive lectures, case study analyzes, classroom exercises, discussions, role plays, teamwork exercises, video conferences, business analysis and sessions presentation of students. Case studies will be used to generate discussions and illustrate business problems. Students will be encouraged to read and engage in discussions and debates. The teaching methodology is based on learning by doing, through which teachers implement a student-centered approach, involve students and provide activities that allow students to apply the knowledge acquired.
Soft Skill Program
Soft skills are the “secret key” of a well managed workplace and a progressive career path. With the Soft Skills Program, we offer you the opportunity to develop the soft skills necessary for your personal and professional growth.
The personal growth program is optional and is structured as follows: 10 hours in total for 5 interactive and self-reflective courses on soft skills (the certificate will be provided upon completion of the program):
Public Speaking for Business
Time, stress and self-management
Conflict, problem solving and negotiations
The courses for Rome Business School’s Specialized Master in Arts and Culture Management are held by highly selected international university professors, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields, from organization and fundraising in the arts industry to marketing applied to this sector. The teaching approach is aimed at the acquisition of know-how, in order to transfer truly useful competencies for the attendees’ professional development.
Alexandra Solea – She is an international relations and cultural affairs professional with more than 16 years of work experience in the culture and creativity sector. He has held high profile positions that complemented his experience in senior art administration, enabling collaborations with high-level international institutions in the field of artistic management and cultural affairs, including: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Olimpico (Rome ), “George Enescu” Festival and International Competition (Bucharest), “La Fenice” Opera House (Venice), National Academy of Santa Cecilia (Rome), Youth Music of the World (Virginia, USA), BOZAR (Brussels) , Sadler’s Wells (UK), US State Department, Government of Romania. As visiting professor and lecturer, he collaborated with various academic institutions and universities such as: Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag (Holland), IULM University in Milan (Italy), University of Rome 2 “Tor Vergata” (Italy), Santa Cecilia Music Conservatoire in Rome (Italy), Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice (Italy), United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in New York (USA). He is Alumna of the European Music Council (Bonn), the largest European network of organizations and institutions operating in the music sector, and Fellow / Alumna of Stiftung Mercator (Essen) and TÜSİAD (Istanbul), the main business organization in Turkey, with the patronage of Federica Mogherini, former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs. In addition, she was Resident Fellow of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Romanian Academy in Rome, and I was awarded with several research grants from: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Festivals Association (Brussels), The Asia-Europe Foundation – ASEF (Singapore), Third Pillar Foundation – International (Italy) etc.
Alessandro Bianchi – Coordinator of FACE Foundations of Arts for a Contemporary Europe, 2007–2009. Executive Director, MAXXI Foundation (Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities), MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome 2009-2012. Senior Advisor for Development, Foundation for Culture-Turin, 2014-2016. General Manager, Capri Foundation, Capri (NA) 2009. Senior Advisor for Development, San Luca National Academy, 2014. Senior Advisor for Development, Foundation. Senior Advisor for Development and Curatorship, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrine Teatro Regio Torino, Opera House, Milan, Research Institute, 2016. Senior Advisor for Development (Cinema dept.), MAXXI Museum of Contemporary art and architecture.
Raffaele Passerini – After a BFA in ‘Fine Arts’ and a BA in ‘Cinema Studies’ from the University of Bologna, Italy, Raffaele received a full postgraduate scholarship to study on the one-year filmmaking program at the New York Film Academy, where he held the position of Directing and Writing Instructor for US and EU programs. As a writer-director, he has signed the award-winning and internationally broadcast shorts “The Nurse”, “The Birdman”, the music video “The Likes of You” and the TV documentary “Soundlabs’ People” for MTV Brand New
DAMIANO FEMFERT – Damiano Femfert works in both the commercial and non-commercial sectors of the art world. Through the family art gallery “DIE GALERIE”, which represents artists such as Masson, Ernst, Dalì, Chagall, Matta, Mitorajand Hundertwasser, he regularly participates in art fairs such as the Armory Show in New York, the BRAFA in Brussels or the Art Paris. In 2014 he curated a special stand during Art Basel proposing a dialogue between modern and contemporary art. In 2015 he curated AndréMasson’s first major retrospective in Asia in Singapore. In 2016 he curated the great exhibition “CoBrA. A Great European Avantgarde” at the Museo del Corso in Rome, with over 150 works from the most prestigious museums in Europe.
GILLES DEMONET – A lawyer by training, Gilles Demonet was director of the Opéra-Comique, director of the French office of IMG Artists and co-founder of the Ostinato orchestra. He is currently a lecturer, head of the Masters in Music Administration and Management (Paris-Sorbonne University) and Performing Arts Management (Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi). He is also a visiting professor at the Shanghai Conservatory and teaches at several other universities, in France and abroad. Co-edited the work on screen: opera for all (L’Harmattan, 2013)
VALENTINA LO SURDO – Broadcast Speaker, Anchorwoman, Music Coach, Public Speaking Trainer, TV Presenter, Concert and Event Manager, Talent Scout, Music Critic, Pianist, Teacher of self-management for musicians. After a long experience as a writer for newspapers and magazines (Il Sole 24 Ore, Il Messaggero, Il Manifesto, The magazine il Mulino, De Agostini, Suonare news, Roma Sette), and organizer of cultural events (with the company she founded the Mr. Philharmonica), his most relevant experience is certainly at RAI Radio 2, where he has been working for 15 years as Anchowoman.
SIMONA MANZONI – For more than 10 years she has been working as marketing director at the Olympic Theater in Rome. Previously, he had worked for other companies such as Expoglobe SRL, Group
PIERANGELO CONTE – Graduated in Composition, in Choral Music and Choral Conducting and in Electronic Music at the “Benedetto Marcello di Venezia” Conservatory, Pierangelo Conte is a well-rounded musician, whose musical training is accompanied by a degree in Literature at the ‘Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where he concentrated his thesis on Luigi Nono’s Wandering Resonances. After a brilliant career at the La Fenice Theater Foundation, in which he held various roles, in 2014 Pierangelo left Venice to arrive in Florence, as Artistic Coordinator of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation.
ANDREA CARACCIOLO: He works as a consultant at the Rome Fundraising School. He is a member of the board of the European Fundraising Association – EFA, ASSIF Italian Associaton for Fundraiser and EFA European Fundraising Association.
ANTONIO SUNSERI: Purchasing manager at Giulio Perrone Editore. Among his experiences, he worked as editor-in-chief for L’Erudita.
With our help, you can create your career strategy through a journey of self-reflection, exploration and results. This program is designed to help you find internships or positions that match your ambitions and expectations. In particular, the master is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue a career in the following roles:
Head of Cultural Events
Marketing and Communication Manager
Professional in cultural institutions and both profit and non profit organizations;
Professional in organizations which, although not belonging to the cultural system, intend to invest in national and supranational projects (sponsorships, patronages);
Innovative leader, manager and entrepreneur in the contemporary international artistic and cultural environment,
Fundraising expert for cultural organizations;
Project manager in artistic and cultural organizations
Each year, Rome Business School presents the Employment Report, a document that collects data on the official results achieved by our students and former students in terms of employment and professional growth following their master’s degree at Rome Business School. The results obtained were possible thanks to the commitment of our students and the incredible professionalism of our Career Services who, with diligence and dedication, were able to direct students towards the desired career path in the world of work.
In particular, according to the most recent statistics:
60% of our students obtain a job offer within 6 months of the end of the master
92% of our students get a job offer at the end of the master
43% of our students have obtained a job position in large multinational companies;
37% of our students are currently successful managers;
72% of the students obtained a salary increase at the end of the master
Networking and partners
Rome Business School has established solid partnerships with several world-renowned leading companies, such as Rai, Arteconomy, Maxxi and many others. To ensure that our students can build a strong professional network, we constantly organize guest meetings, visits, events and lectures with representatives of elite business ecosystems, encouraging interaction between leading professionals and students, and facilitating the process learning.
Thanks to the school’s purely international mold, students will have the opportunity to take part in classes with students from more than 150 countries. This will allow participants to increase their knowledge of other cultures other than their own.
Every year we welcome students from all over the world: from cities and small towns, of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Rome Business School enhances the experience of students, supporting them in obtaining visas and identifying accommodation, creating opportunities for learning, involvement, personal and cultural development that go well beyond the lessons.
Our students will be able to participate in various activities: visits out of town, Coffee Meetings with the CEOs of prestigious multinational companies, company visits or simple events designed to promote socialization and intercultural exchange which has always been the central point of our school.
Rome Business School works hard to maintain the highest standard of quality in the programs we offer. That’s why, in order to ensure the eligibility of the candidates, all applicants must undergo and successfully pass a selection process structured as follows:
The admission process is aimed to verify the candidate’s eligibility to attend the Master. The candidate’s academic history, previous experiences in the topics covered in the Master and motivation will be matters of the evaluation. Once it’s sent, the application will be evaluated by the Rome Business School’s academic committee. In order to ensure the application’s suitability, it is important to deliver all of the required documentation.
Scholarships and Tuition
Payment of the participation fee of € 6,800 can be made in the following ways:
In 4 interest-free installments
Single solution (this option guarantees a 10% discount on the total amount)
Based on their personal profile, experience and proven motivation, the candidate may be awarded a scholarship to partially cover the participation fee. In fact, Rome Business School offers the most deserving candidates the opportunity to benefit from 8 different types of scholarships. These partial economic hedges can consist of 6 months of interest-free financing.
Early Bird Enrollment Scholarship
Study in Italy Initiative Scholarship
Lifelong Learning Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Executive Women Grant
Better Managers for a Better World
Student Loan Assistance Grant
Competition for scholarships increases as the starting date approaches and funds are limited, so it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.