Director of the KMM Institute
Frank Gaebler – Administration and Controlling
Description – Postgraduate Studies
The studies in Cultural Management and Media Management qualify persons already holding a university degree to practice in cultural management positions. Between 20 and 25 students per year from home and online from abroad take up studies in Cultural Management and Media Management at the Hamburg Academy of Music and Drama. The course takes 4 semesters and leads to the diploma of „Master of Arts“.
Theoretical and practical studies as training-on-the-job; broken into 4 areas:
- Economics and law
- Politics and society
- Communication and organization
- Education and career
The courses are German-spoken and contain professional training as cultural managers, i.e. broadening and deepening different skills in Cultural Management and Media Management – especially in administration, marketing, PR, controlling, fundraising, sponsoring, and in managing communication processes.
One internship during the course and two projects are obligatory.
All lecturers of the program work in leading management positions. They all work for the course in an honorary capacity. Therefore we aim establishing an intensive connection between theory and practice by realizing projects. In workshops and case studies, students are also able to sort out problems relevant to the practice.
Structure of the Course
4 semesters; beginning in October; lessons all day long on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Students must hold an academic degree (Bachelor or Diploma). Admittance is limited to 20 students per year. Every applicant has to prove his or her aptitude in an admission test.
The application requires a special form. For further information, please contact the office. Applications must be sent by 1st July of every year. Along with this form you will need to submit:
- proof of a certified completion of a course of study
- a curriculum vitae in tabular form stating previous experience in cultural and media activities
- a passport photo
- proof of previous experience in cultural and media activities
- report in writing of the reasons for application (so called „motivation report“, length about three pages)
An information brochure about the program and the lessons is available by sending a (self-addressed) stamped envelope to the address mentioned below.
- Tuition fees: € 375.00 per semester
- Administration fees: € 110.00 per semester
For further information, please contact the administration team (listed on the right hand side).