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Cultural Policy and Management Programmes

The programme covers Arts Management, Marketing, Sponsorship and Business Studies.  In order to meet requirements for 3rd and 4th year arts management courses, students need to successfully complete 30 hours (4th years) or 20 hours (3rd years) of learning and professional management service in an arts organisation. The traineeship hours take place over one semester (university calendar timeframe).



The Honours degree is in Arts, Culture and Heritage Management undertaken by coursework and research essay. Students are required to complete four coursework units and write a research essay of 10,000 words. The Honours full-time requires students to complete all four courses and the research long essay in one year, while part-time commitment requires students to complete two courses in the first year and the remaining two with the research long essay in their second year of study. Each course is a semester in length (either February – May or July – October), and the contact time (attendance) for each course is one afternoon per week during term time.

Honours coordinator, Ms Johanna Mavhungu



Currently the MA is CPM’s flagship programme and 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 i.e. Culture, Creativity and Economy or Marketing, Fundraising, Sponsorship and Audience Development.


SHORT COURSES offered from 2018

  • Cultural Leadership
  • Cultural Governance: securing our future
  • The 2005 Unesco Convention: implementation, evaluation and reporting
  • Cultural Policy on the African continent
  • Culture and Sustainable development: a global South perspective


For all postgraduate admission enquiries please contact Ms Sao Mendes at  

and for postgraduate course enquiries please contact Ms Avril Joffe at