Arts management 18 months

Arts Management Diploma Program

18 months, Blended

Arts management is a unique opportunity for those who wish to create performances behind the scenes. 

The Arts Manager occupies the most important position on any project – from the very beginning to the very end. Nothing can happen without this position!

This program was designed for performing arts managers, arts administrators, arts entrepreneurs, producers and talented managers, working in various creative industries, seeking further professional development and international networking.

What are the Arts manager’s responsibilities?

They develop the material, hire the writers, and find the buyers and financiers. They oversee performance development, castings, hiring of the crew, locations, distribution, festivals, and so much more. Ultimately, the arts manager, who is the producer too, is the most involved with a project through every phase (from pre-production to production and post-production).


The key learning objectives of the program focus on theoretical and practical tasks to help students explore:


  • how to organize international art events, productions, meetings, festivals, exhibitions;
  • how to establish contacts and work productively with team, with colleagues, possible partners and stakeholders;
  • what should a manager know about art, creative industry and its legal aspects;
  • pre-production, production and postproduction of performance, film, show etc.

The core of every program in NIPAI is learning by doing!

You begin your first day at NIPAI as a working manager. We treat you as a professional and train you to be the very best. From day one at NIPAI, you develop projects, campaigns, work side-by-side with the whole crew, gain technical skills, overseeing productions while learning more and more as you progress through a series of challenging tasks. All of this is paired with expert classroom and distant instruction from our experienced industry professionals.

In the final semester, you will be able to implement gained knowledge in your Study Project!

Career opportunities of arts management specialists are impressive. You will be able to work in:


Director / Manager of Marketing
Publicist / Public Relations Coordinator
Sales / Marketing Coordinator


Artistic Manager / Coordinator
Production Developer / Manager
Stage Manager / Technical Director


Director / Manager of HR
Director / Manager of Volunteers
HR Coordinator


Development Coordinator
Director / Manager of Fundraising
Special Events Coordinator


Facilities Manager


Administrative Assistant
Director / Manager of Administrative
Office Manager / Administrator

What are you going to learn?

From the first day of class, students are immersed in hands-on education. They learn both the creative aspects of management, as well as the technical, line producing side. All students participate in intensive classes, hand-on workshops and distant sessions.


   Professional growth
   Up-to-date knowledge
   First-hand experience
   Individual approach
   Emphasis on practical learning
  Unique method

Our teachers are accomplished and working professionals who come from unique backgrounds and experiences. They are directors, scenographers, stage designers and choreographers who have worked on dozens of international theatre projects. They all dedicated many years to the exploration of performing arts, and have become true professional experts in the field.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive NIPAI Certificate of Completion.

We are proud of our students from all around the world!*

Feedback from our students:

“The program was an eyes-opening experience, I have gained new ideas about performance
and how to create it, how to view it and how to internalize movement and text and followingly express
this perception outside to the audience.”

Fischerová Ellen, Switzerland

“We had enchanting group of people, all coming from different countries,cultures, speaking different
languages and still working together. It was so good to exchange ideas, suggestions and skills in between the
classes and so good to meet lovely artistic people from all parts of the world.”

Kiran Pavaskar, India


How experienced do I have to be in order to apply?

Every application is considered individually. We are open for advanced and professional actors, performers, directors, dancers, choreographers. Please be clear in your application about your experience. Other than requesting a minimum age of 18 years old, we have no age limit.

How many people are there in each workshop?

The group size can vary depending on both the size of the studio and the type of workshop given.

What is the deadline for application?

We accept applications on the regular basis. However, it is suggested to apply early because the participation fee increases as the start dates of some educational programs approach.

Who covers my accommodation and travel costs?

ArtUniverse does not cover accommodation and travel costs.

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