Please note that the following English text is a translation for reference purposes only, and that this degree programme is taught in Swedish. You find more detailed information in Swedish here.
If you want to produce and convey cultural experiences and enjoy undertaking varying tasks, this programme is for you. The culture sector and the creative industries are continuing to grow rapidly all over the world, so you can look forward to a versatile job and a broad field of work in a growing sector. Cultural Management graduates are versatile problem solvers who have broad knowledge bases, are able to see and manage the bigger picture, are curious and want to learn new things.
Networking and the ability to develop the cultural field together with others form the basis for the work of cultural managers. Roles can include facilitation of interaction between the audience and art/culture.
A cultural manager may work in close co-operation with the artist and the audience and have the task of creating a functional dialogue. You can also work with those who create art: musicians, actors, dancers, authors, artists. As a cultural manager, you may also work with financiers and with culture political issues.
The range of jobs is vast. You could be a project manager for events and cultural projects, or responsible for programmes and adapted projects within music, theatre, film, arts and dance. You could also work with audiences, developing various types of materials and events to engage the audience and give them a deeper cultural experience. Roles in the industry revolve around handling projects full of change, complexity and innovation in organisations of various sizes - from the non-institutionalised field, start-ups, and non-profits to big organisations - in Finland and globally.