Cultural Policy and Management

General Objective

The policy stream Cultural Policy & Management focuses on the cultural issues of public policy. It has been specifically designed to prepare the next generation of key players in cultural policy-making, cultural organizations leading or cultural projects managing, at local and global levels. Developed in close consultation with cultural institutions and actors of the creative economy, the degree prepares students to careers in public, private or the non-profit sectors.

In order to fit with the sector's job market, the programme is based on a comparative approach and offers two different tracks:

  • a French track, entitled Culture (fr.), taking into account the specificities of the French job market;
  • an English track, described below, preparing for global careers.

The programme has been designed to explore all the connections between culture and public affairs in today's changing and fast-moving world.

By questioning the place and the value of culture in the global and sustainable economy, it intends to make students able to deal with the new digital challenges in line with a public policy that serves the common good.

By confronting students with concrete aspects of cultural project management, it offers students a unique opportunity to face with the cultural sector job market needs as well as the essential skills to hold positions at the decision-making levels.

To take up these challenges, our programme mixes theoretical knowledge in social sciences and practical exercises of project management. Betting on the advantages of learning by doing, it also emphasizes innovative pedagogical methods, offering case studies, workshops and "simulation" formats.

Specific Features

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the policy stream Cultural Policy & Management pursue careers in a variety of important positions related to cultural policy-making, cultural organizations leading or cultural projects managing in the public sector (local or national organizations), the private sector (companies and foundations working in the field of culture, consultancy, cultural sponsorship, private-public partnership) or non-governmental organizations.

The English Track has a specific emphasis on international careers and marketing of the creative industries.


Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs:

Scientific advisors

Jean-Paul Cluzel - Former French high civil servant and, since July 2016 Chairman of « Institut pour le financement du cinéma et des industries culturelles » (IFCIC).

Since 1992 onward, he has been deeply involved in the management of several prominent French cultural and media institutions. He was successively general manager of Opéra de Paris, then chairman and CEO of Radio France, the French public radio broadcaster. In 2010 he was appointed chairman and CEO of the newly merged “Réunion des Musées Nationaux et du Grand Palais”. This organization provides services for French public and private museums, in France and elsewhere. It runs the historic Grand Palais, which Jean-Paul Cluzel turned into a world class actor in the fields of cultural and creative industry events, especially for art fairs, fashion, and curatorial exhibitions.

Before 1992, Jean-Paul Cluzel, who is Inspecteur Général des Finances, served mostly in the French Treasury department and with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, specializing in European and African Affairs, as well as public auditing.

Born in 1947 in a family of small shop keepers, Jean-Paul Cluzel was a student of Sciences Po’-Paris (1964-1967) and benefited from a scholarship at the University of Chicago (Department of Political Studies) (1967-1968) before his admission to Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, Honorary Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (Academic Institute of France), Professor at Sciences Po in Paris.

France (Academic Institute of France), Professor at Sciences Po in Paris. Laurence Bertrand Dorléac is an art historian, an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France (Academic Institute of France), and a professor at Sciences Po in Paris, where she runs the “Arts and Societies” seminar and its bilingual Seminar Letter as well as the Oeuvres en sociétés series at Presses du Réel.

She is the author of numerous texts, including: Art of the Defeat: France 1940-1944 (1993; English translation: Getty Research Institute, 2008); L’ordre sauvage. Violence, dépense et sacré dans l’art des années 1950-1960 (Gallimard, 2004); Après la guerre (Gallimard, 2010; German translation: Nach der Befreiung. Frankreich und die Kunst (1944-1947), trans. from the French by Tom Heithoff, Deutscher Kunstvergal, 2016); and Contre-déclin. Monet et Spengler dans les jardins de l’histoire (Gallimard, 2012). She was the curator, along with Jacqueline Munck, of the Art en guerre, France 1938-1947 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris in 2012 and at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao in 2013; general curator of the Désastres de la guerre. 1800-2014 exhibition at Louvre-Lens in 2014; and curator, along with Jérôme Neutres, of the Artistes & Robots exhibition at the RMN-Grand Palais in 2018.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac is currently preparing “Les Choses” (Things), an exhibition at the Louvre as well as a book for Gallimard.


Academic advisor: Florence Botello

Academic assistant: Delphine Laverne

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