Beginning in fall 2013, the new M.M. degree will be the first to focus on issues unique to international arts management and to approach arts management from a global perspective.
The program includes one four-month session at each of the three partner universities and will prepare students to manage and lead international arts and cultural organizations.
“As arts and cultural industries grow increasingly interconnected and global in scope, our new M.M. degree responds to the heightened demand for a graduate program specializing in international arts management,” said Zannie Voss, chair of the Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at the SMU Meadows School of the Arts.
Coursework in the new M.M. program will be focused on cultural policy, international law and the arts, cultural economics and the international art market, urban planning and cultural tourism, the international digital media market, and the strategy and governance of cultural organizations, as well as other areas of arts management.
The three partner universities are each widely recognized for their existing programs in nonprofit arts administration.
“Bringing together more than 50 full-time faculty members with expertise in arts management from three leading universities will give students access to an unparalleled pool of resources to create a foundation for their careers on the international cultural market,” said Professor François Colbert, Chair in Arts Management Carmelle and Rémi-Marcoux, HEC Montréal.
“There is no better way to learn to be an international arts manager than to be immersed in a variety of cultures,” said Stefano Baia Curioni, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University. “In the future, arts managers will be dealing with more international challenges, and this new degree is the only program in the world that specifically trains students to address these multicultural issues.”