Culture Management

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

Students of the Master’s degree study programme in Culture Management will be acquainted with the problems of economics, law, art, and other aspects of the functioning of cultural institutions, including public economics, economics of culture, and legal ethics. Orientation towards the understanding of both public and private support of cultural nonprofit organizations, i.e. cultural politics, is part of the studies. Students will be taught accounting, marketing, public relations, copyright, and cultural business management with its specific economic and management characteristics.

“From Arts to Marts (and back again)”

Practical training

Practical training is in the form of a 80-hour traineeship in a cultural institution as offered by a lector or chosen by the student. The course is intended for better understanding of the operation of cultural institutions.

Further information

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master’s degree study programme in Culture Management will be ready to practically use their knowledge in the artistic, economic, and legal aspects of the functioning of cultural institutions, as well as in national culture politics and its system modifications in the Euro-American background.

Thanks to the combination of the theoretical knowledge of art and practically oriented economic, legal, and praxeological directions, graduates will be able to fulfil all the conditions for the execution of organizational and management tasks at different cultural and social posts in both public and private institutions.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024)

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

Who the programme is intended for: The programme is intended for graduates of any Bachelor’s degree programme.

Subject matter of the entrance examination: The entrance test consists of thirty questions, which are based on the requirements for the Bachelor’s state examination of the programme Combined Art Studies. In the test, the questions focus mainly on the personalities mentioned in these areas and on their works, as well as on the concepts mentioned in these areas. Thus, a general knowledge of the history of fine arts, architecture, music, theatre, literature, and film and the ability to date them in a given time period is expected. The classification of artists' names in terms of style, tendency, or period, a brief definition of their work and time classification. Great attention is also paid to testing the applicants’ knowledge of current cultural events, as well as personalities from Czech and international culture. Orientation in the current cultural environment, knowledge of the basic institutions of Czech cultural life, knowledge of the founding role of municipalities, regions, and the state, and institutions in culture are expected. The length of the test is 60 minutes.

Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination can be waived for applicants who have passed the Bachelor’s examination in the fields/programmes guaranteed by the Department of Musicology at FA MU with an excellent (A) or very good (B) result. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via the e-application form, section "Application for waiver of the entrance examination".

Website Department of Musicology.

General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

Criteria for evaluation

Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 25 points (out of 100).

For a correct answer + 1 point, for a wrong answer -0.5 points.

Recommended literature

STÖRIG, Hans Joachim. Malé dějiny filosofie. Edited by Petr Rezek, Translated by Miroslav Petříček – Karel Šprunk. 7., přeprac. a rozš. vyd., Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2000, 630 s.

GOMBRICH, Ernst Hans. Příběh umění. Vyd. v češtině 2. (rev. a rozš.). Přeložila Miroslava TŮMOVÁ. Praha: Argo, 2003 dotisk, ISBN 80-7203-143-0.

JŮZL, Miloš a Dušan PROKOP. Úvod do estetiky: předmět a metody, dějiny, systém estetických kategorií a pojmů. 1. vyd. Praha: Panorama, 1989, 427 s., ISBN 80-7038-051-9.

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

After completion of the Bachelor's studies, it is possible to continue further studies in any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
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doc. Ing. František Svoboda, Ph.D.



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