CULTURAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
(previously Arts and Culture Management)
The Cultural Policy and Management (CP&M) degree is a Master’s degree, preparing students for entry into a diverse and exciting world of cultural policy, cultural economy, city making, arts management, cultural leadership and activism, cultural administration and arts marketing. The degree is also aimed at mid-career professionals aiming to consolidate their grasp and practice of the field.
Currently students have a number of courses to choose from: The foundational course is Cultural Policy, Leadership and Research. This is followed by a choice of two analytically challenging but practically oriented courses:
Culture, Creativity and Economy (offered in 2016 for the first time), or Marketing Sponsorship and Funding for the Arts, or Strategic Planning in the Arts (offered in alternate years, next in 2017).
The focus is on interactive seminars, guest lectures on contemporary issues in the cultural sector and excursions to the vibrant arts and culture organisations in the broader Johannesburg area. The course also enables active engagement with the cultural economy in Johannesburg through conferences, meetings, launches and collaborative research between students and leading arts organisations, honing critical skills in research and at the same time networking in and being of service to this community.
The Cultural Policy and Management teaching team is made up of professionals, researchers, experts and practitioners who are actively involved in the world of policy, management, administration, marketing and leadership in the cultural economy.
For further enquiries: Sao.Mendes@wits.ac.za