Arts & Creative Industries management

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Admission level

From Bachelor's degree - 3 years to Bachelor's degree - 4 years, Validation of Personal and Professional Experience (VAPP)




MSc, Master of Science


Full Time


September 2023



Presentation of the Master of Science (MSc) in Arts & Creative Industries management

This Master of Science (MSc) programme, which focuses on Arts & Creative Industries Management, is managed by the Creative Industries & Culture Research Centre. The centre aims at producing and sharing knowledge on the effective management of creative industries and culture, and provides a bank of knowledge for students to tap into to enhance their studies.


Head of MSc in Arts & Creative Industries Management


The cultural and creative sector includes a wide range of activities, characterised by specific strategic aspects and an increasingly common hybridisation. The latter flourishes and today defines a new concept of entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan capitalism. KEDGE enables students to specialise in the management of arts, culture and creative industries.

KEDGE MSc programme in Arts & Creative Industries Management trains future managers in the following sectors:

  • Visual arts & Heritage,
  • Performing Arts (Theater, Dance, Opera,...)
  • Cultural Industries (Cinema, Music, Publishing, Video Games, Media...)
  • Creative Services (Architecture, Design, Communication, Digital...)
  • Taste Industries (craft, fashion, gastronomy, wine & spirits, luxury...)
  • Leisure and Entertainement Industries (Tourism, Game, Sport...)


“Heritage management requires a specific set of skills because of its symbolic value and the strong presence of public stakeholders… KEDGE Business School and its Creative Industries Research Centre have demonstrated their expertise in training students in the creative industries for several years.”
Manager at the Musée d’Orsay

“This programme seems to me to be a pragmatic and innovative response to the rapid transformation of the creative industries.”
Manager at Sony Music

“The core curriculum of this programme is perfectly in line with the LVMH Group’s vision for the creative and luxury industry – excellence and expertise, creativity and innovation, and lastly entrepreneurship.”
Manager at LVMH

Programme's Labels : Bienvenue en France

Programme highlights

The Master's degree focuses on a broad creative industries curriculum so students can discover creative industries as a whole. This approach allows students to fully understand value creation in the creative industries, and thus have the opportunity to develop their careers from one sub-sector to another.

What our students say:
“You never know what another industry can bring you, they don’t work alone”;
“You can take a knowledge not only from one sector, but you can use it to feed your imagination”;
“From music to fashion, I can see the link now. It is hard when you want to work in Creative Industries to focus on only one sector”.

Get the best out of our arts, culture and creative organisations management. France is unique in its wealth of cultural heritage and its lively creative sector. This country famed for its “cultural exception” supports a wide diversity of productions ; here culture is not considered as a mere commodity. France identifies a unique notion of artistic, cultural and creative goods which distinguishes them worldwide.

What our students say:
"The main asset of this programme is that it is in the heart of Paris studying the French market from a creative and managerial perspective."

The programme is managed by the Creative Industries Culture Research Centre. It produces and shares knowledge about the management of creative industries and culture. A team of 10 researchers are involved in the centre. From prestigious arts institutions to small dynamic creative firms, we have about 60 partners in the arts, culture and creative industries providing up-to-date knowledge of current practices, debates and trends, through workshops and Masterclasses. These professionals guarantee a high quality of contextual learning and networking to access the market.

What out students say:
"There is a very strong interaction with industry professionals, from all creative industries, at different stages of their careers, from peers to employers. It is an insight into our future career and life and gives us the opportunity to connect with influential people from the community during the Master Classes."

Creativity is born of diversity. The MSc is made up of a group of students, both French and international (40% of International students), with very different profiles (both managerial and artistic).

Teaching is immersive, it draws on research expertise, but also has strong links with professionals, using methods such as on-site courses in arts, culture and creative organisations, practitioner workshops with many brand names, study trips and projects for organisations in the creative field.

For one month, international experts in arts and creative industries management will come to Paris from all around the world for a seminar on comparative management. Many researchers specialised in Arts and Creative Industries Management are involved. They include: HEC Montreal, Chicago Columbia College, University of South Australia, University of the Arts London (Fashion College), Leeds University, Ca’Foscari University, HEC Paris, Université Paris-Dauphine, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm),…