The International Master in "WORLD HERITAGE AND CULTURAL PROJECT FOR DEVELOPMENT" is organized by the University of Turin and the Specializing Master and Lifelong Learning School of Politecnico di Torino with the technical support of the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture. The Master also collaborates with a strong network of national and international institutions and agencies including UNESCO, ICCROM and ICOM.
Since its first edition in 2003, the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development has focused on the design of cultural projects, paying significant attention to sustainable development and to innovative models of heritage governance and management. The adopted multidisciplinary approach allows participants to acquire key knowledge on cultural and heritage economics and competences regarding cultural planning, policy design and their impact on local development processes.
Central to the program is the study of culture-related UNESCO Conventions (World Heritage, Intangible Heritage, Diversity of Cultural Expressions) and programmes (Creative Cities, Man and Biosphere, Global Geoparks, Memories of the World) in order to investigate the economic, social, institutional and legal challenges for their implementation at the local level.
Participants will be able to develop projects designed around a broad spectrum of cultural activities in the domains of natural and cultural heritage, creative economy and tourism. The program stresses strategic and project management skills for the promotion of cultural resources, and particular attention is given to cultural market analysis and the creation and management of cultural clusters.
The program combines theory and practice, covering the value chain of tangible and intangible resources, and promotes discussion, debate and diversity by providing opportunities for exchange and peer learning, in the classroom and during the study visits.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:15 October 2021
The Master aims at training professional profiles such as cultural managers and entrepreneurs who, equipped with managerial and technical skills and competences, are promoters both of conservation and cultural, social and economic development within local systems.
The professionals trained by the Master in WHCPD will be able to work within government agencies, international organizations and NGOs interested and involved in projects of management and enhancement of cultural resources.
This program also provide the knowledge and skill base to continue academic studies in the fields related to economic, management and policy aspects of UNESCO sites and cultural heritage.
Theory and practice are combined in order to provide students with essential knowledge and competences needed to develop economically sound projects based on cultural activities in the areas of natural and cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries and also tourism. The Master's multidisciplinary approach promotes discussion, debate and diversity by providing opportunities for exchange and peer learning, both in the classroom and during the study visits.
The Master aims at impart necessary competencies and skills in strategic and project management of cultural resources, design and implementation of cultural projects, and promotion of World Heritage Sites and other UNESCO destinations
Designed for graduates of all disciplines, the minimum admission requirement to apply for the Master is an Undergraduate degree - First cycle degree - Bachelor level degree.
The course working language is English.
The Course is worth a total of 60 credits (CFU - Crediti Formativi Universitari), for a total amount of 1.500 hours, divided as follows:
- 400 hours of on-campus lectures and distance learning
- 1.110 hours of Individual Study and project preparation.
The academic curriculum of the Master program is divided into three phases: assisted distance learning phase, on campus phase and distance individual study and project preparation.
- Assisted distance learning phase: January 2022 - Mid-February 2022. This introductory phase is based on the acquisition of basic knowledge and competences through activities carried out by students autonomously rather than lectures. Some online meeting with teachers could be planned.
- On campus phase: Mid-February 2022 – Mid-May 2022. In this period, attendance is mandatory and implies full time engagement from Monday to Friday (9.00-16.00 CET).
- Distance individual study and project preparation: Mid-May 2022 - December 2022.
The main topics are:
1) Introduction to Culture and Development;
2) Economic Analysis of Cultural and Heritage Resources;
3) Culture and Tourism Economics;
4) Sustainable Planning and World Heritage Sites;
5) Management Tools for Cultural Projects;
The course attendance is mandatory and, the campus phase implies full time engagement from Monday to Friday (9.30-16.00 CET).
A Bachelor level degree and a good knowledge of English is required.
A maximum number of 40 participants is foreseen
International Master.The Program is developed thanks to the contribution of renown international scholars and experts in the fields of Cultural Heritage, Creative Economy, Project Management and Sustainable Planning of heritage assetts in relation to UNESCO Conventions and Programs. The course working language is English.
- Aula internazionale
- Docenti internazionali
- Lezioni in lingua straniera 100%