Study the business of art
Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Study programme

Creativity and entrepreneurship are leading themes in the cultural sector, and in the new economy. The Master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam explore thoroughly these themes.

Students acquire a solid background in cultural economics, cultural entrepreneurship, and research methods. They learn about the latest theoretical developments in the economics of:

  • art markets,
  • cultural organizations,
  • cultural and creative industries,
  • digitization,
  • performing arts,
  • marketing of cultural goods,
  • and about culture beyond markets.

In seminars, workshops and during fieldtrips students will apply the theory to actual cases. In the final thesis students pursue a topic of their choice, and develop the skills to conduct their own research.

Fulltime/part time

The Master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship can be followed fulltime or part time. When you study part time, you have to obtain the same amount of study points. The courses are spread over two years.

First year

Term

Courses

Course code

EC

1

Research Seminar: Cultural Economics: Theory

CC4111

5

 

Thematic Seminar: Cultural Entrepreneurship

CC4115

5

 

Research Workshop

CC4107

-

2

Cultural Economics: Empirical Research

or

Cultural Entrepreneurship: Empirical Research

CC4112

 

CC4120

5

 

5

 

Research Workshop

CC4107

5

3

Thematic Seminar Electives (2 out of 9):

  • Media Tourism
  • Cultural Management
  • Creativity and the Economy
  • Economics of the Performing Arts
  • International Art Markets
  • Economics of Fashion, Design and Architecture
  • The Changing Social and Economic Position of the Arts in Society: A Combined Economic, Sociological and Historic Approach
  • Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art: A History of Convergence
  • Project: Applied Cultural Entrepreneurship

 

CC4015

CC4105

CC4113

CC4116

CC4117

CC4119

CC4121

CC4025

CC4160

10

4

 

 

 

 

Total

 

30 

 Second year

Term

Courses

Course code

EC

1

Thematic Seminar: Cultural Organizations

 

CC4118

5

2

Thematic Seminar: Innovation and Cultural Industries

 

CC4106

5

3

Start Master's Thesis

CC4150

-

4

Finish Master's Thesis

CC4150

20

 

Total

 

30