Certificate Arts and Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations: Contents

Your qualification in Arts and Cultural Management

On this certificate course, you can choose a total of three modules from the four available. Each is worth 5 credit points. The modules take an organisational approach to cultural institutions and explore issues such as culture policy, organisational development and funding.

The modules in the Certificate Arts and Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations

  • 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

The modules in the Certificate Arts and Cultural Production and Cultural Organizations

Theories of Art Production and Organizations (5 CP) - elective

In this module you will deal with the framework conditions of the production of cultural goods. You will gain an overview of current theories on the production of cultural goods, which you will critically reflect on in relation to practice. You will also analyse the role of cultural organisations within their broad network in society, the market and politics.

Lecturer: Dr. Diana Betzler
Dates: Annually (Nov – Dec), exact dates on request

Course content

  • Sociology of the arts: arts field, systems and organisations
  • Art Organisations: organisational theory and analysis
  • Production of culture: the production of cultural goods, value chains and constraints
  • Cultural Ecologies: preservation, citizenship and network connectivity in the creative economy

Learning outcomes and competencies

  • Familiarity with contemporary sociological organisation theories and cultural field theories
  • Ability to engage in critical reflection in practical contexts
  • Ability to situate cultural organisations within social, market and political network

International Law & Cultural Politics (5 CP) - elective

In this module, you will familiarise yourself with the basic framework of cultural policy from an international perspective. You will also learn about the current requirements in terms of media law, data protection and copyright in an analogue, as well as digital (and international) environment.

Lecturer: Dr. Olga Kolokytha
Dates: Annually (Jun – Jul), exact dates on request

Course content

  • Introduction to international organisations and cultural policies
  • Key concepts of international cultural policy
  • Principles of copyright and intellectual property

Learning outcomes and competencies

  • Learn the frameworks of international organisations related to cultural policy such as UNESCO, WIPO, WTO, OECD and the European Union, and introduce key policy documents related to cultural policy and also some basic principles of cultural diplomacy
  • Learn the key concepts related to international cultural policies, e.g. human rights, cultural democracy, democratisation of culture, sustainable development, cultural diversity
  • Learn the principles and frameworks of privacy, copyright and intellectual property and learn their interconnection with cultural policy

Developing Cultural Organizations (5 CP) - elective

The two-part module starts with a theory phase in which you will work on the basics of entrepreneurship and acquire knowledge on managing change processes in organisations. In the second phase, you apply your knowledge to a concrete project by designing a strategic plan or a concept for shaping innovation.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Njördur Sigurjonsson
Dates: Annually (Sep – Nov), exact dates on request

Course content

  • How can you best explain the changes in art and cultural institutions? How can we make a difference, and why is it so difficult? What tools and tactics do people use to hear and realize their ideas? Where are change projects facing challenges and what are the innovative and creative ways to make change sustainable?
  • To answer these and other questions, we will explore different ways to understand and guide organizational changes. Take a critical look at the term "organizational development", understand what's under the surface, and approach topics from multiple perspectives. We approach these questions creatively and practically, imagining what works and what is worth it. There are four main lines of attack:
  • explore Rational Planning for organizational development and the role of project management and life-cycle models in structuring change
  • explore Cultural Participative models for organizational change with look towards organizational culture, HRM, and the need to get people on board
  • explore the role of Power and Politics in leading organizational change
  • explore the role of Aesthetic Energy in artistic leadership and creative organizational innovation.    

Learning outcomes and competencies

  • students are capable to analyze and describe change processes in arts organizations
  • students are able to develop strategies for arts organizations, taking into account given resources and conditions
  • students feel confident to lead change projects in cultural organization
  • students can recognize resistance to change, possible conflicts, and opposition tactics
  • students are familiar with concepts of creativity, ideas and innovation in arts management context

Accounting, Finance, Fundraising (5 CP) - elective

In this module you will deepen your knowledge of financial planning within cultural organisations or cultural projects and learn to plan and implement your own fundraising campaigns.

Lecturer: Dr. Tom Schößler
Dates: Annually (Jan – Feb), exact dates on request

Course content

  • The financial ecosystem in the arts
  • Public funding
  • Private funding
  • Financial management & accounting
  • Earned income

Learning outcomes and competencies

  • Systematically describe forms, processes, sources and mechanisms of funding in arts organizations
  • Plan the financial set-up of an arts organization strategically
  • Distinguish public, philanthropic and corporate arts funding
  • Understand how to apply for, and report on funds
  • Outline the opportunities to earn income from marketing products and services  
  • Read, assess and draft a detailed budget, both for a project and an organization
  • Understand the links between funding and other tasks within arts management

Contact & Advising

Coordinator

Christian Holst
Universitätsallee 1, C6.217
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2534
christian.holst@leuphana.de

Coordinator

Sabine Engel
Universitätsallee 1, C6.217
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1858
sabine.engel@leuphana.de

E-mail contact

Please feel free to contact the team of the study programme via macuma.info@leuphana.de or the team of our cooperation partner via macuma.info@goethe.de.