Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans)


University of Arts in Belgrade and Université Lumière Lyon 2 present a joint MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans), founded in 2002. Accredited by the University Lyon 2 and supported by a number of partner universities, professional organisations and guest experts across Europe. It attracts not only students from the Balkan region, but also those coming from Europe and across the world. For its excellence in promotion of intercultural cooperation and mediating capacities of culture, the MA in Cultural Policy and Management has been named the UNESCO Chair in 2004 and has established highly praised international reputation.

Taught in English and French, the programme provides students with an innovative, stimulating and unique experience and study environment including:

- Interdisciplinary curriculum implemented through interactive, project making, problem-solving and research-based teaching methods

- Seminars and workshops designed to help the student develop wider contextual understanding, research skills and awareness of professional issues, as well as critical thinking, creative insight, and informed decision-making, all of which are essential for cultural managers

- Individualised approach to the academic and professional development of each student.

Courses include: Strategic Management in Culture; Cultural Policy and Cultural Rights; Management of Intercultural Art Projects; Marketing in Culture; Human Resources Management in Culture; Reading the Image of the Balkans; European Culture: Past, Present and Future; Management of Cultural Heritage; Policies of Performing Arts Festivals etc.

Study Level: Master 
Study Mode: Full Time 
Duration: One year i.e. 2 semesters 
Start Date: October 1st 2016 
Due Date: September 30th 2017 

Programme directors:
Milena Dragićević Šešić, PhD, University of Arts in Belgrade
Camille Jutant, PhD, Université Lumière Lyon 2

Tuition Fee: 190.000 RSD (for students from Serbia) 
International Fee: 2,000 € (for international students)

Entry Requirements: Applicants should have a university degree in social sciences, humanities or arts (240 ECTS). Relevant professional experience is highly preferred. Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is a plus.

Application deadlines: 21st June and 20th September 2016

Program structure

MA in Cultural Policy and Management is implemented through lectures, project making, research based learning, problem-solving, small group work, internships in France and Balkan countries, seminars and workshops designed to help the student develop wider contextual understanding, research skills and awareness of professional issues.
Courses are taught in both English and French (consecutively translated into English). Non-French-speaking students are given the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge of French language through the pro bono French Course.
Since we encourage most of our students to become practicing professionals, an internship in the field is obligatory, but previous professional experience might also be credited. The program is concluded by master thesis research and finally the title given by the University of Arts in Belgrade is MA in Cultural Policy and Management and title given by the University Lyon 2 is Master 2 Développement de Projets Artistiques et Culturels Internationaux.
Please note that the inscription to University Lyon 2 requires an additional funding (c. 250 €).


Scholarhip possibilities: 

Dragan Klaić Fellowship - Regional Student Scholarship

Total amount: 6,000 USD

Dragan Klaić Fellowship (student scholarship) is presented in memory of Prof. Dragan Klaić, PhD, theater scholar and cultural analyst. It is supported by the Open Society Foundations and the European Cultural Foundation.

In order to be taken into consideration for the Dragan Klaić Fellowship, nominations must be received together with application documents for the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management programme. All regional candidates applying for the UNESCO Chair programme in both June and September application periods are eligible for the Fellowship consideration, however, the selection of candidates is conducted in September, when the list of accepted students is finalized. 

For more information please visit:, or contact the programme coordinator directly at:, Tel. +381 11 2624 281

Attached: Brochure in English for the academic 2016/2017.