03/04/2006 The University of Arts in Belgrade launches the call for the MA programme in Cultural Management and Cultural Policy in the Balkans (based in Belgrade)
  The postgraduate programme is organised by the University of Arts in Belgrade, in partnership with the French universities Lyon 2 and the Institute of Political Studies in Grenoble. The programme is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the participation of UNESCO and the Central European Initiative.The ECUMEST Association is the local partner of the programme in Romania.

The programme is open to graduates with university degree and to professionals with proved experience in the field of culture from the Balkan region as well as other European countries with an interest in the region. The postgraduate studies aim to train the future managers of cultural organisations and cultural project leaders by providing necessary theoretical and practical tools for development and implementation of cultural policies and cultural projects.

The programme is developed over 2 years of study. The first year is dedicated to courses, to the development of projects, case studies, as well as to a study visit. The second year is dedicated to a 3-6 months internship in a cultural organisation from the Balkans or France, as well as to preparing the disertation, which will be defended in June 2008.

The non-francophone students can attend courses of French language (6 hours/week) inside the university. The courses will take place in French (with simoultaneous translation) or in English.

For francophone students the programme offers the possibility of obtaining a co-diploma (from the UAB and the French universities). The anglophone students will receive the MA degree in Cultural Management from the University of Arts in Belgrade.

Conditions for application
> fluency in English is mandatory; fluency in French is an asset;
> BA degree (at least 4-year studies) or relevant experience in the cultural field.

The application proceedure
The application dossier (in English or French) should include:
1) the application form completed together CV stating previous professional experience, as well as the scanned copy of the BA diploma: to be submitted in electronic format to coordinator@arts.bg.ac.yu, no later than 1 May 2006 (for applicants seeking an early answer) & 1 June 2006; application period for students form Serbia and Montenegro will be from May until September;
2) upon confirmation of their selection, selected candidates should submit the certified copies of Diploma(s) obtained or transcripts of notes officially translated into English or French via postal mail to the University of Arts in Belgrade (attn: Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Group Coordinator).

The fees for study are of 1200 EUR/ year. The students should cover or find themselves a financial support covering these fees as well as the costs of their travel and full boarding in Belgrade (estimated at 3600 EUR/ year).

The selection process
The selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of the submitted candidature dossiers by a Jury established in the frame of the University of Arts in Belgrade.

The Admission Jury will make a selection of candidates on the basis of submitted applications and also the personal and/or telephone interview will take place with short listed candidates.

French-speaking applicants from the region are advised to ask at the French Embassy in their country for scholarship opportunities.

For general information about the programme:

See the brochure of the programme:
> in English (pdf document, 412 Kb)
> in French (pdf document, 400 Kb)

Download the application form:
> in English (Word document, 40 Kb)
> in French (Word document, 40 Kb)

or contact:

University of Arts in Belgrade
MA coordinator
Address: Kosancicev venac 29, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
tel: +381 11 626 994
email: coordinator@arts.bg.ac.yu
website: www.arts.bg.ac.yu

Antenna Romania
ECUMEST Association
address: 14 Batistei Str., 020937 Bucharest, Romania
tel/fax: +40-21-319 27 11
email: ecumest@ecumest.ro
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