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Cultural Leadership

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    In their first year students do course work.

    In the first semester they choose two disciplinary electives (depending on their BA-degree) and follow the Introduction to Cultural Leadership I and II courses.

    The second semester is a joint semester together with students from Roma Tre University. The first block (approximately January-March) is taught in Groningen, the second block (approximately April-June) in Rome, and includes a ten-day Spring School at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR).

    In their first year students do course work.

    In the first semester they choose two disciplinary electives (depending on their BA-degree) and follow the Introduction to Cultural Leadership I and II courses.

    The second semester is a joint semester together with students from Roma Tre University. The first block (approximately January-March) is taught in Groningen, the second block (approximately April-June) in Rome, and includes a ten-day Spring School at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR).

  • 2e jaar

    In their second year students do a research traineeship and write their thesis.

    In the third semester students design their thesis research and start their six-month research traineeship with a cultural institution (in the Netherlands or abroad). In January they will participate in a ten-day Winter School in Groningen related to their thesis research carried out at their host institution.

    In the fourth semester they finish their traineeship and write their thesis.

    In their second year students do a research traineeship and write their thesis.

    In the third semester students design their thesis research and start their six-month research traineeship with a cultural institution (in the Netherlands or abroad). In January they will participate in a ten-day Winter School in Groningen related to their thesis research carried out at their host institution.

    In the fourth semester they finish their traineeship and write their thesis.

Programma-opties

  • Master's Honours Programme (honoursprogramma)

    The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

    It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Introduction to cultural leadership 1
Two disciplinary electives (20 EC)
Introduction to cultural leadership 2
Cultural Entrepreneurship (Groningen) (5 EC)
Law and Culture (Groningen) (5 EC)
Policy/Politics (Groningen) (5 EC)
Heritage (Rome) (5 EC)
Media (Rome) (5 EC)
Spring School (Rome, June)
Sustainability and Cultural Awareness (Rome) (5 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Thesis preparation, including Methodology Class (20 EC)
Winterschool (January)
Research Traineeship (30 EC)
Thesis Writing (15 EC)

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is verplicht
  • Voor gemiddeld 12 weken
  • Maximaal 15 EC

All students spend one block (first year, second semester; appr. April-June) in Rome, where they do course work at Roma Tre University and participate in a Spring School at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR). Furthermore, a number of research traineeships are offered by partner institutions outside the Netherlands.

All students spend one block (first year, second semester; appr. April-June) in Rome, where they do course work at Roma Tre University and participate in a Spring School at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR). Furthermore, a number of research traineeships are offered by partner institutions outside the Netherlands.

Waarom in Groningen?

The programme's explicit focus on cultural leadership and its broad, multidisciplinary set-up distinguishes it from (research) master's tracks offered elsewhere in the Netherlands and abroad. Its broad definition of culture and its scholarly emphasis on analytical and strategic skills sets it apart from programmes dealing with specific areas of culture (e.g. Heritage Studies, Heritage Conservation Studies, Arts Studies) as well as from programmes primarily addressing the organizational and execu

The programme's explicit focus on cultural leadership and its broad, multidisciplinary set-up distinguishes it from (research) master's tracks offered elsewhere in the Netherlands and abroad.

Its broad definition of culture and its scholarly emphasis on analytical and strategic skills sets it apart from programmes dealing with specific areas of culture (e.g. Heritage Studies, Heritage Conservation Studies, Arts Studies) as well as from programmes primarily addressing the organizational and executive aspects of cultural leadership in a specific domain (e.g. Arts Management and Policy Studies). Moreover, the programme offers a joint semester with Roma Tre University, a Spring School in Rome, a Winter School in Groningen, and a six-month research traineeship with a cultural institution.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems..

  • Testimonial van Manon van Egmond

    All in all, for me this research master track is broad, personalised and fulfilling. As a bonus, you get to spend most of your two years at a great university in the beautiful city of Groningen which has a vibrant culture and student life.

    My name is Manon van Egmond and I am 22 years old. I am a first-year student in the research master track Cultural Leadership. I have chosen this master because it combines theory and practice and offers a wide range of perspectives on the cultural field. I also like that there are students with different backgrounds and bachelor degrees.

    Explore Your Interests

    The research master track consists of two years. For the first semester we are allowed 20 EC to choose courses that are related to our backgrounds and our fields of interest. I have put my focus on courses about arts policy, education and theatre. I am very happy with my choices and the ability to explore my interests further. The second semester will be split between courses in Groningen and courses in Rome. I am very excited about the opportunity to travel during my studies. In the second year we will do a research traineeship and write our thesis.

    The Workload

    On average I spent 12 hours a week in classes and put in approximately 25 hours of self-study. Besides regular study activities, the research master track also allows the students to take a significant part in its promotion and organization. Currently some students are helping by working on the quality of the program, the promotion of seminars and of course by being a master ambassador.

    Broad, Personalised, and Fullfilling

    All in all, for me this research master track is broad, personalised and fulfilling. As a bonus, you get to spend most of your two years at a great university in the beautiful city of Groningen which has a vibrant culture and student life. If this sounds interesting to you, we will hopefully see you at one of the master events or next year as a new student of the research master track of Cultural Leadership.

    Sluiten
    – Manon van Egmond
  • Testimonial van Christianne Blijleven

    “For me this is an ideal combination of studying both art objects and the sector that surrounds it.”

    “The main reason for me to come to Groningen was the unique program of this research master: even though the majority of the courses discuss topics related to cultural leadership, there is plenty of space to further explore your own field as well. For me this is an ideal combination of studying both art objects and the sector that surrounds it.

    I think these two aspects together will also form a solid base for the internship in the second year. And of course there is the exchange programme with Roma Tre and the Spring School at KNIR, which is really exciting.”

    Sluiten
    – Christianne Blijleven
  • Testimonial van Merel Cuperus

    “This research master is for people who have the ambition to go beyond the “normal” activities within a cultural organization.”

    “This research master is for people who have the ambition to go beyond the “normal” activities within a cultural organization, and want to explore how cultural leaders within organizations can be placed, what these leaders do and how they need to act in order to get things done. Eventually, you might have the ambition to become one yourself.

    Furthermore, the programme is quite broad and my fellow students all come from different backgrounds (arts and culture; media; history; art history; language studies; sociology). Therefore the discussions in class are fruitful and full of disagreements and opinions.”

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    – Merel Cuperus
  • Testimonial van

    'We urgently need a new generation of cultural leaders'

    “As digital archives are growing and innovative tools are being developed to provide new forms of access, we urgently need a new generation of cultural leaders with a novel vision on how to research and re-use the digitized treasures of the past.”

    Giovanna Fossati is Head Curator EYE Film Institute Netherlands (Amsterdam) and author of From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition (2009).

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  • Testimonial van Katherine Watson

    “Leadership is curious, responsive and reflective - it recognizes patterns and sees connections and acts and engages on multiple levels.”

    “Leadership is recognising what you do not know – what perspectives can be brought to the table to bring knowledge that you do not have – it is open, inclusive and values and respects all perspectives equally. Leadership brokers knowledge – it is always learning and co-learning, rather than being the font of all wisdom. Leadership is curious, responsive and reflective - it recognizes patterns and sees connections and acts and engages on multiple levels.”

    Katherine Watson - Director, European Cultural Foundation and Cultural Leader in Residence, Research Master Cultural Leadership

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    – Katherine Watson
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