Postgraduate Programme in Cultural Policy and Development
The MA programme "Cultural Policy and Development", launched in 2014 by the Open University of Cyprus, explores the possible ways to promote and disseminate current cultural production and cultural heritage. It aims to advance scientific endeavor and specialization in the field of cultural management. It also aims to provide academic expertise to personnel or potential personnel in the fields related to cultural management (museums, cultural institutions, cultural tourism, urban regeneration, cultural institutions and associations).
Culture proves to be a determinant factor that influences societies, politics and economies. In several cases culture, has been used in order to support political rhetoric and economy, or/and boost social development. The development of cultural tourism in sound basis, the management of the cultural field, the mastering of innovative applications, cultural entrepreneurship, cultural diplomacy, among others, are possible on the premise of educating specialized personnel aware of the complex demands of current social and political life.
This MA relates to the establishment of a new programme in higher education which aims at building the required skills for the cultural and creative industries.
The main expected results relate to capacity building in cultural policy and management as well as the empowerment of cultural operators.