Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College offers a double-degree masters program in Arts Management with the University of Bologna, Italy. This partnership is the only initiative of its kind focusing on global cultural management. The program combines the strengths of Carnegie Mellon's rigorous approach, focused on applied management theory and skills, with the University of Bologna's interdisciplinary approach that allows students to understand global operational issues as they relate to the artistic dimensions of cultural institutions.
Over 28 months, equaling six academic terms, students will earn both a Masters in Arts Management (MAM) from Carnegie Mellon and a graduate degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (GIOCA) from the University of Bologna’s School of Economics.
"As a MAM/GIOCA student, I learned not only the practical, but also the theoretical aspects of management. The difference between theory and practice is the same as between saying and doing, or more generally between why and how. Ultimately, a tool is only as good as the idea you have, and having the wonderful opportunity to study in both contexts gave me tools and ideas. I know that my experience as a MAM/GIOCA forms the bedrock of my future practice."
--Patrick Waldo, MAM/GIOCA '12
Southwest Alternate Media Project
The joint degree program is designed to be completed within 2.5 years.
1st Year (September-June): During the first year, students study at at the University of Bologna's Italy taking the standard first-year curriculum (listed below).
2nd Year (August-May): The second year invloves full-time study at the Heinz College's Pittsburgh campus taking a combination of required and elective courses (listed below).
After May, students can complete their required internship either in US or elsewhere globally. At the completion of their summer internship, students return to the Pittsburgh campus in August for one more semester of coursework and graduate in December. Please see the below table for more details.
|Year||School||Semester||Full-time Tuition*||Scholarship Eligible?||US Federal Financial Aid Eligible?|
|University of Bologna, Italy||Fall - Coursework||Bologna tuition||Yes - from Bologna||No|
|Spring - Coursework||Bologna tuition|
|Heinz College - Pittsburgh||Fall - Coursework||CMU tuition||Yes - from CMU||Yes|
|Spring - Coursework||CMU tuition|
|2 (May-Aug)||SUMMER INTERNSHIP|
|Heinz College - Pittsburgh||
Fall - Coursework
|CMU tuition||Yes - from CMU||Yes|
|UNIBO & CMU Graduation|
*Tuition is set by each institution independently. Please see here to get Bologna's current tuition rates and here for Carnegie Mellon University's current tuition rates.
Financial Aid and Scholarship:
For their first year of studies in Italy, MAM-GIOCA students may apply to receive scholarships from the University of Bologna. Students are not eligible for federal financial aid for their first year in the dual degree program. In the second and third years, students can apply for financial aid (federal work study, federal and private loans) through Heinz College.
For scholarships and fellowships for their first year, students are able to apply to University of Bologna directly. For more information on University of Bologna's scholarship, please contact Federica Onofri at email@example.com
Scholarships/Fellowships from Carnegie Mellon University for the second and third years will be awarded to students at the time of admission. The awarding of the merit-based scholarships/fellowships is based upon the same factors as the admission decision (test scores, transcripts, recommendations, previous experience and fit for program). No additional application materials are required for consideration.
Regional Cultural Policies
Laboratory of Management of the Film Industry
Analytical Customer Relationship Management
Urban Planning and Development
New Public Management
Law and the Arts
Heritage, History and the Issue of Managing
Critical Studies and Arts Management
Knowledge Management in Arts Organizations
Managing Networks in the Arts
Project Management for Arts Organizations
Laboratory of Management of the Visual Arts
Laboratory of Management of Performing Arts
Laboratory of heritage and Arts Management
Laboratory of Museums and Other Scientific Institutions
Sociology of Territory and Culture
Law and Economics of New Media
Reporting, Budgeting and Business Planning
Laboratory of Music and New Media
Museum and Scientific Institutions
TOTAL: 54 units
TOTAL: 48 units
Systems Synthesis (thesis)
TOTAL: 48 units
Possible MAM-GIOCA College of Fine Arts Elective Courses
Research Seminar in Arts Management & Technology
Arts Facilities Management
Dealers, Galleries and Auction Houses
Aesthetics and Critical Judgment
Cultural Policy Seminar
Performing Arts Organizations: Business Models & Management Issues
Planning and Managing Performing Arts Programming
Entrepreneurship in Creative Enterprises
Arts in Education
Managing Cultural Heritage: Identity and Sustainability
Cultural Policy and Advocacy in the U.S.
Audience Engagement and Participation
CFA Elective (approved by MAM Committee)
Possible MAM-GIOCA Heinz College Elective Courses
Women in Public Policy
Accounting & Control for Nonprofits
Real Estate Development
Ethics and Public Policy in a Global Society
Media and Public Policy
Sustainable Community Development
Foundation of Social Entrepreneurism
Acting for Management
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Measurement and Analysis of Social Media
Creating Results Oriented Programs
Students interested in the dual degree program apply for admission by submitting their application to Heinz College (selecting the MAM program and the MAM-GIOCA dual degree track). Prospective students are not required to submit a separate application to the University of Bologna. Students interested in a semester exchange/study abroad (not the double degree) as part of their experience as a traditional MAM student should apply to the MAM program, MAM Two-Year track. University of Bologna students interested in studying for one semester in Pittsburgh, please Click Here for more information.
Students must successfully complete their first year of study at the University of Bologna’s GIOCA program to be eligible to continue in the dual degree program in Pittsburgh for years two and three of the program. Details regarding the application process can be found here: http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/school-of-public-policy-management/arts-management-mam/admissions/index.aspx
Additional questions specific to the GIOCA degree program and the University of Bologna can be found here: http://corsi.unibo.it/gioca/Pages/default.aspx
Any additional questions can be directed to:
Director, Master of Arts Management Program
If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Kathryn, or speak with her on the telephone about the MAM Program, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Cunningham, at 412.268.6706 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Cunningham will schedule a time convenient for all involved.