About the Master’s Programme
Culture does not develop by itself. There are always some people who manage the cultural processes, by means of displaying specific artists in galleries, organizing concerts by particular musicians, printing important and interesting books, publishing mass market and specialist magazines or running theatres, internet sites and charity funds. And there is always a demand for people able to skillfully and professionally study the processes taking place in modern culture. Without such specialists both cultural managers and creators themselves move forward randomly, without seeing the process as a whole and not understanding the potential.
The master’s programme in Applied Cultural Studies prepares managers in culture with the highest level of management skills and a broad cultural outlook as well as unique analysts and researchers of modern culture.
Original and prominent researchers of various areas of culture and well-known practitioners of different cultural industries teach cultural studies at the HSE master’s courses.
A broad network of vocational trainings in Moscow galleries, exhibition centers and museums is organized for the students of the master’s programme as well as a full programme of research and project seminars on various topics.
The graduates of this master’s programme can be involved in the following types of professional activity:
Our graduates can apply their skills and knowledge received in the master’s programme in their work in the following organizations:
- Ministries of culture and social development
- Cultural, philosophical and sociological faculties of universities
- Research and academic institutions
- Non-commercial organizations
- Museums, galleries, theatres, publishing houses, internet sites, clubs, bookshops ets.
- Auction houses (Russian and international)
- Analytical and consulting centers
- Investment funds, charity funds, art funds
- Mass media
- PR agencies