Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship
Study the business of art

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

Thematic 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective courses (2 out of 10): 

  • Cultural Management (CC4105)
  • Economics of the Performing Arts (CC4116)
  • International Art Markets (CC4117)
  • Economics of Fashion, Design and Architecture (CC4119)
  • Project course: Applied Cultural Entrepreneurship (CC4160)
  • Museums in Context (CC4122)
  • Assessing the impact of Culture and Creativity in Society (CC4123)
  • Media Tourism (CC4015)*
  • Arts Education (CC4017)*
  • Art Today: The relational turn in Aesthetics and Contemporary Art (CC4025)*

*Students can only choose one among CC4015, CC4017 and CC4025.

 

 

 

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

 

  • Term 1

    Term 2

    • Cultural Economics:  Empirical Research (CC4112

      or

      Cultural Entrepreneurship: Emperical Research (CC4120)

    • Student workload: 5 EC

    • Student workload: 5 EC

    Term 3

    • Cultural Management

      CC4105

      International Art Markets

      CC4117

      Economics of the Performing Arts

      CC4116

      Economics of Fashion, Design and Architecture

      CC4119
      Project Course: Applied Cultural EntrepreneurshipCC4160
      Museums in ContextCC4122
      Assessing the impact of Culture and Creativity in SocietyCC4123
      Arts Education (MA ACS)*CC4017
      Art Today: The relational turn in Aesthetics and Contemporary Art (MA ACS)*CC4025
      Media Tourism (MA PCT)*CC4015

      *Students can only choose one among Media Tourism (CC4105)Art Today: The relational turn in Aesthetics and Contemporary Art (CC4025) and Arts Education (CC4017).

    Term 4