Interdisciplinary Studies – Call for Applications

18. July 2017

MA in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans)

MA in Cultural Policy and Management study programme – taught in English and French – is internationally acclaimed and accredited by the University Lumière Lyon 2 and supported by other partner universities, professional organisations and guest experts from all over Europe. It attracts not only students from the Balkan region but also those coming from Europe and worldwide, who seek an innovative, stimulating and unique study environment.

As a heart-centred Balkans university, we benefit from the cultural resources of the capital city and the extended regional art and culture community that meets in Belgrade. This program enables students to be a part of this creative capital and of the multicultural landscape of the Balkans.

For its excellence in the promotion of intercultural cooperation and mediating capacities of culture, the MA in Cultural Policy and Management has been named UNESCO Chair in 2004.


Study level:                 Master
Study mode:               Full Time
Duration:                    2 semesters
ECTS:                          60
Language:                   English
Start date:                   1st October 2017
Due date:                    30th September 2018
Application deadlines: June 21th 2017, September 20th 2017, October 9th and 10thth 2017

 Location:                     University of Arts Belgrade
Tuition fee:                  2.000 €

Content and structure

MA in Cultural Policy and Management is implemented through lectures, project making, research-based learning, problem-solving, small group work, internships in France and Balkan countries, seminars and workshops designed to help the student develop wider contextual understanding, research skills and awareness of professional issues.

Courses are taught in both English and French (consecutively translated into English). Non-French-speaking students are given the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge of French language through the pro bono French Course.

Since we encourage most of our students to become practising professionals, an internship in the field is obligatory, but previous professional experience might also be credited. The programme is concluded by master thesis research and finally, the title given by the University of Arts in Belgrade is MA in Cultural Policy and Management and title given by the University Lyon 2 is Master 2 Développement de Projets Artistiques et Culturels Internationaux.


I semester

A. Core courses

Strategic Management in Culture (6 ECTS)
Cultural Policy and Cultural Rights (6 ECTS)
Management of Intercultural Art Projects (6 ECTS)
Marketing in Culture (5 ECTS)
Human Resources Management in Culture (4 ECTS)

B. Elective courses (1 of 2)

Reading the image of the Balkans (3 ECTS)
European culture: past, present and future (3 ECTS)

II semester

A. Core courses

Methodology of Research (5 ECTS)

B. Elective courses (1 of 2)

Management of Cultural Heritage (5 ECTS)
Policies of Performing Arts Festivals (5 ECTS)

C. Internship (6 ECTS)

D. MA Thesis (14 ECTS)


Milena Dragićević Šešić, PhD,  Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, UNESCO Chairholder
Camille Jutant, PhD, head of the Master 2 Programme Développement de Projets Artistiques et Culturels Internationaux, Université Lyon 2

Lidia Varbanova, PhD, Desautels School of Management, McGill University, Montreal
Philippe Teillet, PhD, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (Université Pierre Mendès-France)
Pierre le Queau, PhD, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (Université Pierre Mendès-France)
Dominique Sagot-Duvaroux, PhD, Université d’Angers, Paris I Sorbonne
Sanjin Dragojević, PhD, University of Zagreb
Predrag Cvetičanin, PhD, University of Niš
Irina Subotić, PhD, Professor Emeritus, President of the Europa Nostra Serbia
Vesna Đukić, PhD, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade
Nevena Daković, PhD, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade
Ivan Medenica, PhD, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade
Ljiljana Rogač Mijatović, PhD, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade
Ana Martinoli, PhD, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade
Irena Ristić, PhD, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade
Jelena Todorović, PhD, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade
Nikola Šuica, PhD, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade
Branislav Dimitrijević, PhD, New Academy of the Arts, European University, Belgrade

Guest Lecturers:
Silvija Jestrović, PhD, University of Warwick
Milija Gluhović, PhD, University of Warwick
Aleksandra Jovićević, PhD, University La Sapienza, Rome
Aleksandar Brkić, PhD, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a university degree in social sciences, humanities and arts (240 ECTS).
Relevant professional experience is highly preferred. Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is favoured.


Application deadlines:

June application: 21st June 2017
September application: 20th September 2017
October application:  9th and 10th October 2017

Application Documents:

CPM Application form
Curriculum vitae with a photo and detailed educational and professional history included
Motivation letter
Certified copy of your diploma
Diploma supplement/transcript of courses with the average mark
Payment receipt for the application fee – the amount of 5000 RSD or 60€ (for the payment instructions contact

You should submit your application documents personally or send them by mail to the following address: UNIVERSITY OF ARTS IN BELGRADE, Kosančićev venac 29, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.


Dragan Klaić Fellowship aims to encourage and stimulate candidates from the Balkan region to apply for this international master study programme. It is given annually to the best candidate – to cover tuition fees, as well as student’s living costs in Belgrade during the academic year. You will find detailed information about the fellowship in the CPM Brochure.

Academic Information

Before coming to Belgrade

Studying and living in Belgrade


CPM Brochure
CPM Application Form


Ivana Samardžić
Telephone: +381 11 262 4281