Zertifikatskurs “Cultural Management” Universität Wien

Im Oktober 2022 startet erneut der Zertifikatskurs „Cultural Management“ am Postgraduate Center der Universität Wien. Derzeit sind Bewerbungen dafür möglich. Der berufsbegleitende Zertifikatskurs „Cultural Management“ unter der wissenschaftlichen Leitung von Prof. Peter Schweitzer und Mag. Leonie Hodkevitch zeichnet sich durch international renommierte Referent*innen aus, die praxisbezogenes Know‐how zu den Themen Projektmanagement, interkultureller Dialog, Medienarbeit sowie Community Engagement vermitteln. Das Angebot richtet sich speziell an Kulturschaffende, Projektmanager*innen und Künstler*innen, die selbstständig oder in NGOs im Kultur- und Sozialbereich tätig sind bzw. sein möchten. 

About the Course

The Cultural Management certificate course is an international postgraduate program that provides conceptual knowledge and applied skills for the management of cultural and social projects. A state of the art program, it is designed to bridge best practice and inspirational theory as well as to explore experimental formats and anticipate trends in cultural and social project management. Participants will enjoy training, establish contacts and develop projects in relevant fields such as innovative project management, intercultural communication and international relations, media work and performing within urban environments in times of societal change.

Associated Careers

The course addresses NGO and governmental practitioners as well as individuals who have an interest and career ambitions in the fields of:

  • Cultural and Social Entrepreneurship
  • International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Theatre, Museum and Music Management
  • Education and Sociology
  • Community Engagement
  • Cultural Policy and Cultural Industries

Acquired Competencies

The successful participants will be enabled and empowered to:

  • Understand the principles of the cultural and social sector
  • Develop projects in the context of social relevance and economic interests
  • Gain knowledge and create a toolkit for project planning processes
  • Learn strategies for time, budget, team, network and self-management
  • Plan international partnerships and European projects
  • Communicate in intercultural environments and with the media
  • Establish their projects within urban development and community engagement

Entry Requirements

Admission to the course requires a university degree or high school degree with work experience in related fields as well as sufficient English languag e skills to follow lectures and participate in discussions.

The program will start in October and takes place in five blocked modules during the months October, November, December and January. It is structured in four thematic modules (generally held from Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 9 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm) and a one-day final presentation module.

Lecturers & Experts*

The interdisciplinary team of lecturers includes Dominique Avril Damian (Scribendo), Doug Browick (Arts Engaged), Dee Boyle-Clapp (University of Massachusetts), fordewind architecture (Urban Projects, Community Involvement), Monika Herzig (Indiana University), Matthew Hill (Hill Networks), Leonie Hodkevitch (clearly culture), Andre Gingrich (University of Vienna), Natascha Mirkovic (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna), Andreas Stadler (BMEIA), Cay-Stefan Urbanek (Volkstheater Vienna), and further practitioners and scholars from the cultural field, anthropology, private business, U.S. universities, federal ministries and TV and radio. Teaching is in English. Part of the module will be conducted through study visits and conversations at venues of social and cultural work.

*subject to change

Leadership Guidance

The course is conceptualized and guided by a dynamic team with complementary competences: Leonie Hodkevitch, clearly culture, author, cultural producer, expert to the European Commission and international lecturer in cultural management, and Peter Schweitzer, Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna with over 20 years of academic experience in North America.

„From our perspective, Cultural Management is a way to achieve both individual fulfillment and meaningful engagement in acting upon modeling our society. In this carefully designed, intense course we aim at providing you with tools and experiences for reaching these goals.“

Authors, originators, creators and initiators of idea, concept, planning and design of the course ‘Cultural Management‘: Mag. phil. Leonie Hodkevitch and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Schweitzer.

Mag. Salome Manolas
Postgraduate Center – University of Vienna
Campus of the University of Vienna
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1, Entrance 1.14.1
1090 Vienna
P +43-1-4277-10816

Short Facts

Academic Degree: Certificate of the University of Vienna
Duration: 1 Semester (extra occupational)
Units: 15 ECTS Credits
Language: English
Tuition: € 3,100
Start: annually in October