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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Cultural Policy and Management The Master of Arts in the field of Cultural Policy and Management by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.
Cultural Policy and Management The Master of Arts in the field of Cultural Policy and Management by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

Qualification: MA 

School: Wits School of Arts

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 1 - 2 years

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

The Department of Cultural Policy and Management (CP&M) within the Wits School of Arts offers Masters and Honours degrees, 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 degrees are also aimed at mid-career professionals aiming to consolidate their grasp and practice of the field.

The Masters programme by coursework and research report has a choice of three analytically challenging but practically oriented courses: the foundational course is Cultural Policy and Leadership; Culture, Creativity and Economy or Strategic Planning in the Arts (offered in alternate years) and Marketing Sponsorship and Funding for the Arts.

The focus for the programmes 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.

The Department also offers short courses.

Masters by Coursework and Research Report:

  • A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.

Masters by Dissertation:

  • A bachelors  degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.
Additional Entry Requirements

Additional requirements may apply.

  • Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.
  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

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