Study programme of Leuphana Professional School and Goethe-Institut starts with double cohort

2020-10-23 The Professional School of the Leuphana University, together with the Goethe-Institut, offers a part-time course of study, the M.A. Arts and Cultural Management. This English-language course of study is aimed at cultural workers all over the world who want to learn business management skills in order to make a career change in this direction.

Theoretical and practical study content achieves both university standards and at the same time provides realistic and practice-oriented content. The cooperation with the Goethe Institute has created a part-time study programme that is also strongly aimed at interested cultural managers. "We are very pleased about the great interest in our programme, as it clearly shows the need in this area," says Thomas Lier, Head of Education and Discourses at the Goethe-Institut.

This year, the demand for the programme was so high that a double cohort was offered with nearly 70 new students. In addition, the programme has a share of foreign students of over 80%. The seminars have been taking place primarily online for the past two years - with the exception of a one-week attendance phase once a year.

Through the cooperation with the Goethe Institute and its network, considerably more prospective students worldwide can be reached than is possible with traditional advertising measures. The cooperation takes place at eye level in a spirit of trust. While regular studies were not affected by the Covid 19 pandemic due to the online format, the attendance week also had to be shifted to the internet. This required a lot of thought and tact, as personal interaction at the beginning of the programme and in preparation for the Master's thesis is of elementary importance. In this context, various tools were used, such as for presentation, group formation and building trust between the students.

In this way, the part-time students maintain their motivation to study, even in challenging phases, and can thus successfully complete all courses in the further course of their studies. After 2 years the students complete the course of studies. This is often also the beginning of a new professional perspective.