Arts and Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations: Certificate course

Further education Arts and Cultural Management at Master level

To survive in the competition with other institutions, cultural institutions must develop continuously. Here, they are subject to various influential factors, such as society, the market and politics, legal conditions as well as financial matters. To deal with these factors and in order to develop and manage change processes, comprehensive expertise is required. You can acquire this expertise in the English-language certificate course. The remote-learning course comprises a total of three modules in one or two semesters (dependent on the module selection). The certificate is embedded in the Masters programme in Arts and Cultural Management, which is offered in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.

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Next dates: May 15th 2024: Online Information Session // July 31st, 2024: Application Deadline (study start in October)

At a glance

Degree: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Credit Points: 15
Length of study: either 1 or 2 semesters depending on your module selection
Language: English
Start date: in April and October
Application deadline: January 31 or July 31
Costs: 2.460 EUR plus the current term contribution of 210 EUR
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Bekmeier-Feuerhahn, Prof. Dr. Volker Kirchberg

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Continuing education Arts and Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations: Contents

On this certificate course, you can choose a total of three modules from the four available from the Master Arts and Cultural Management:

  • Theories of Art Production and Organizations (5 CP) - elective
  • International Law & Cultural Politics (5 CP) - elective
  • Developing Cultural Organizations (5 CP) - elective
  • Accounting, Finance, Fundraising (5 CP) - elective

Further information on the course content

Certificate course Arts & Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations ©Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca
Certificate course Arts & Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations

Continuing Education Arts & Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations: Course of study

Distance-learning while working

An integral part of the programme are case studies and projects in which you develop solutions to real scenarios in global practice. This way you also get the opportunity to raise and explore problems from your everyday work. Students are therefore not just learners but also share their knowledge of practice with others on the course.

Discussions, group work and interdisciplinary projects further promote the exchange of knowledge. Teaching staff with experience in international roles and experienced culture managers for example from the Goethe-Institut will provide valuable practical insights.

The degree for your certificate programme

You can choose whether you want to take exams as part of the certificate programme and thus acquire a university certificate and proof of credit points at the end. You can also take the certificate without taking exams and receive a certificate of attendance at the end.

Good reasons for the certificate programme

  • Personal advice and support
  • Extra-occupational further education on master level
  • Exchange with fellow students (from all over the world)
  • practice-oriented qualification on a part-time basis
  • current topics and challenges in cultural management
  • innovative online didactics
  • Network of internationally experienced lecturers from science and practice
  • Only two to three semesters
  • High flexibility in terms of time and place
  • Strong partner: Goethe-Institut with comprehensive expertise in international cultural managemen

Offers for prospective students

If you are interested in the Arts & Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations certificate but still have questions, please feel free to arrange a personal counselling interview or take advantage of one of our other information and counselling services:

Application: Your path to the certificate Arts & Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations

The Arts and Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations certificate course lasts either 1 or 2 semesters depending on your module selection, and starts either in the winter semester (October) or in the summer semester (April). Applications should be submitted online by either 31 January or 31 July.

In addition, it is possible to take individual modules and have them subsequently credited to the certificate programme. You can apply for the individual modules until the respective module start date.

You must meet the following admission requirements to enroll in the certificate programme:

  • a university degree and at least two years of professional experience in the field of arts management OR at least five years of professional experience if no university degree is available
  • advanced English language skills
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Contact & Advising


Christian Holst
Universitätsallee 1, C6.217
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2534


Sabine Engel
Universitätsallee 1, C6.217
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1858

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