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Art and Design Management MA Master's

This is for you

 ... you would like to be a cultural manager, if you are independent if you have entrepreneurship affinity, and good organizational skills and if you have a good style both in writing and speaking. We expect both graduates from art and design programs and design and art theory students. Also, we would love you in our program if you are coming from the field of economics or technology, but interested in the management of businesses in the field of culture.

"If I could give an advice to my 17-year-old self, I'd tell him to dream as big as he can, only the sky is the limit" 
- Juan Carlos from Venezuela

Short description

Design in a broader sense – meaning all creative solutions as a whole- is indispensable in today’s global economics. The development & management of product structure and national and international relations of for-profit and non-profit actors of the art sector require professionals who are familiar with contemporary design, art scenes and trends.

What can you study with us?

  • Project management and skills focusing on practice orientation 
  • Cooperation techniques 
  • Flexible knowledge: knowledge on the contemporary art and design scene combined with entrepreneurial skills 
  • The first year: 
    • Foundation subjects- mostly in theory 
    • Contemporary art and design scene, institutional system 
    • Insight in various projects (expos, festivals design studios) 
    • Development of writing and presentation skills 
    • Institution-specific skills e.g. exhibition, film festival theatre management

  • The second year: 
    • Economic knowledge and management skills 

  • Curatorial studies
  • Fashion studies

Specializations are launched only if a sufficient number of students wish to join the specialization.

  • Manager, curator or art expert in art and design galleries, museums, cultural institutes 
  • PR and art advisor of companies 
  • Project manager 
  • Event or festival organizer 
  • Contemporary art theory and history, contemporary design 
  • Creative industry, creative thinking 
  • Critical culture research 
  • Curation 
  • Integrated arts practice 
  • Project management 
  • 21st century art and design practice 

Further information on detailed curriculum click HERE

“During my internship at Metropolitan I decided to apply for a Design and Art Management MA, to become someone who can function as a bridge between the market and the artist. I consider the work of those very important who support artists and designers with their professional knowledge.” Bernadett Káldi, Graduate Student

“To create pieces of art, to humanize our material world… is merely a noble task. It is even harder to create the circumstances that will allow artists to get their work and values publicized – from the workshops and studios to the people. This is a profession that needs creativity and wit, meanwhile, its significance is getting more and more important.”
József Vadas CSc, PhD, Habil.

  • MANYI ESZTER RÉCSEY: manager, Vajda Lajos Studio;
  • KATALIN KITTY HORVÁTH: curator assistant, Kassák Museum Expo on Housing Exclusion;
  • TÍMEA VADINSZKY: associate, Budapesti Spring Festival;
  • BERNADETT IMOLA KÁLDI: event Manager assistant, Budapest Operetta Theatre;

Our current academic staff members include