Arts & Creative Industries management

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Admission level

From Bachelor's degree - 3 years to Bachelor's degree - 4 years




MSc, Master of Science


Full time


September 2022



Presentation of the Arts & Creative Industries management MSc programme

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 creative industries approach

This MSc programme focuses on a broad curriculum spanning multiple creative industries to help students discover the diversity of the creative sector. This approach lets students fully understand value creation in this area, and provides the opportunity to explore various areas. This brings a real meaning and tangible value to their Master of Science (MSc).

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”.

French Spirit

The French value the management of their artistic, cultural and creative organisations. France is truly unique in its rich cultural heritage and dynamic creative sector.

France is famous for its "cultural exception", sustaining a wide range of productions. Culture is not considered a mere commodity; it is put on a pedestal. France has a unique notion of artistic, cultural and creative goods, recognised throughout the world. This French approach to the arts is incorporated into the teaching and structure of our Arts and Culture Management course.

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."

Academic and professional expertise and nextwork

The Creative Industries & Culture Research Center, which runs the Master of Science (MSc) Arts and Creative Industries Management programme, is made up of a team of 10 researchers, all are very involved and proactive.

From prestigious arts institutions to small creative businesses, we have many partners in the arts, culture and creative industries. These partnerships help us keep abreast of current practices, hot topics and trends through a series of workshops, masterclass and study trips. Through our relations with these professionals, we can ensure a high quality of contextual learning and provide exposure to large professional networks in order to access business areas related to the Master of Science (MSc) in Arts Management.

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."

Students' diversity and creativity

Creativity is born of diversity. The Master of Science (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). Kaitlyn, an American art history student, can work with Irene, a French student trained in luxury management, Abhishek, an Indian psychology student and DJ with a passion for music, as well as Mehdi, a Moroccan management student who oscillates between video games and fashion. Each profile is unique and each one finds its place in the programme and in the field.

Innovative learning through immersion

The method of teaching of the programme in Arts Management is  immersive. Using the expertise of research, we combine this with strong industry connections to create learning experiences that include:

•    On-site courses in arts, culture and creative organisations
•    Workshops with different brands
•    Study trips (Creative France and London)
•    Projects for organizations in creative industries

International seminar with experts from all backgrounds

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),…


Understand the special features of arts, culture & creative industries management and marketing in France and internationally

Build and lead creative and innovative strategies for the field

Develop creative, intrapreuneurial and entrepreuneurial competences

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