Study Cultural Management Along With Finnish Culture Through Our Erasmus+ Exchange Programme

Iloinen piirretty hahmo, jolla on monta kättä ja ne huitovat eri suuntiin.

Are you interested in an academic term in Finland? Would you like to perfect your skills and knowledge in the field of arts and finance from a practical, multidisciplinary, and international perspective, all the while immersing yourself in a new culture? If so, our Erasmus+ Exchange Programme in Cultural Management is for you.

The goal of Humak’s Erasmus+ Exchange Programme in Cultural Management is to train professionals in the field of arts and finances. The programme provides students with the ability to develop their field both nationally and internationally, and enables them to participate in multidisciplinary cooperation to promote arts and culture. In addition to management skills, the studies emphasize social influencing, internationalization, and development of the necessary skills for working life.

Focus of the Cultural Management Exchange Studies

The main focus of the studies is on the development of general working skills and the gradual improvement of the professional capacities of students. In accordance with Humak’s integrative approach to learning, the aim is to strengthen students’ theoretical, practical, socio-cultural, and self-regulatory knowledge throughout the studies. Due to Humak’s pedagogical perspective, most of the courses emphasize project work and actual training in real-life conditions.

Seeing that the cultural sector is going through changes especially due to COVID-19, it is important to keep up to date with what is happening in the industry. Read more about the future of cultural management here.

A team hand-stack of racially diverse group of young people, representing Erasmus+ exchange.
Photo: iStock.

Cultural Management Courses 2022-2023

The Degree Programme in Cultural Management offers a variety of courses in English in the field of arts and cultural administration. During the academic year 2022-2023, students can choose courses both from the basic and advanced level of studies. All courses are implemented as part of Humak’s business-oriented research, development, and innovation operations that prepare students for assessing and developing operating models in the cultural sector.

Read more about our Erasmus+ Exchange Programme in Cultural Management and the content of courses in this brochure.

Fall

  • Finnish Language and Culture, 5 ECTS
    Basics of Finnish language and culture, discussion and reading in Finnish, examples of Finnish culture and visits to art exhibitions, concerts etc.
  • Media Skills (online course), 5 ECTS
    Basics of image processing and desktop publishing; digital communication channels and software.
  • Product Development and Productization, 5 ECTS
    Product development and productization processes and their management; product or service design and productization.
  • Basics of Cultural Production, 5 ECTS
    Planning, implementation and management of cultural production.
  • Practical Training: Producer Work, 10 ECTS
    Students attend practical training in a real world workplace and report on it.

Spring

  • Finnish Language and Culture, 5 ECTS
    Basics of Finnish language and culture, discussion and reading in Finnish, examples of Finnish culture and visits to art exhibitions, concerts etc.
  • Culture and the Arts, 5 ECTS
    The structures of the arts and culture sector, artistic content; analysis of field-specific information, argumentation and writing.
  • Digital Work Environments, 5 ECTS
    Planning and implementation methods for digital production.
  • Product Development and Productization, 5 ECTS
    Product development and productization processes and their management; product or service design and productization.
  • Practical Training: Producer Work, 10 ECTS
    Students attend practical training in a real world workplace and report on it.

Quick Facts About the Programme

Location: Humak’s Jyväskylä Campus (Tähtiniementie 30, 41800 Korpilahti), partly in cooperation with Turku Campus.
Fall term: September 5th – December 16th 2022
Spring term: January 16th – June 2nd 2023
Admissions criterion: Enrolment in Erasmus+ Exchange Programme
Fees: none
Additional costs: 100-150€ (material, excursions)
Application deadline: May 31st 2022 (for fall term) and October 31st 2022 (for spring term)

Contact Information for Further Inquiries

Sanna Pekkinen
Senior Lecturer, Cultural Management
sanna.pekkinen@humak.fi


Text: Mari Ervasti