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MAArt and Design Management

Tuition fee €3,600 per semester
Application fee €150 one-time
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This is for you if you are a critical and independent thinker, if you love and attend cultural events, if you have entrepreneurship affinity and good organizational skills, if you are good at writing and speaking and would like to work in the cultural field you are very welcome at the Art and Design Management MA!

We expect graduates from art and design programs and art theory and art history fields plus we also expect students from economic or technologic background with a strong interest in culture.

Design in a broader sense – meaning all creative solutions as a whole – is indispensable in today’s global economics. The design and creative thinking of the global product structure and national and international relations of for-profit and non-profit actors of the art sector require professionals who are familiar with contemporary social and art theories, design thinking, art and design scenes and trends all over the world.


“During my internship at Metropolitan I decided to apply for a Design and Art Management MA, to become someone who can function as a bridge between the market and the artist. I consider the work of those very important who support artists and designers with their professional knowledge.” Bernadett Káldi, Graduate Student

“To create pieces of art, to humanize our material world… is merely a noble task. It is even harder to create the circumstances that will allow artists to get their work and values publicized – from the workshops and studios to the people. This is a profession that needs creativity and wit, meanwhile, its significance is getting more and more important.”
József Vadas CSc, PhD, Habil.

Programme structure

First year:
foundation subjects – mostly in theory
contemporary art and design trends, scene, institutional system
development of writing and presentation skills
Participating in various projects

Second year:
economic and financing knowledge
management skills
communication skills
curatorial studies

What can you study with us?

- Art and design theory and critical thinking
- project management skills focusing on practice
- entrepreneurial skills, cooperation and team building
- communication techniques in different mediums

Main topics:

contemporary art theory and history, contemporary design, creative thinking, critical thinking, curatorial studies, communication in art, visual communication, creative industry, art market, project management


- Curatorial studies
- Fashion studies
Specializations are launched only if a sufficient number of students wish to join the specialization.

Career opportunities

- you can be a manager, curator or art expert in art and design galleries, museums, cultural institutes
- you can be a PR and art advisor of companies
- you can be a project manager
- you can be an event or festival organizer
- being skilled member of the huge and great teams of international festivals and events

Our success stories:

Off Biennale 2o17 – International art festival in Budapest
Venice Design Biennale
Istanbul Design Biennale
Verzio – International Documentary and Human Rights Film Festival, Budapest
Sziget Festival – Budapest
IKEA – Hungary

Our alumni:

MANYI ESZTER RÉCSEY: manager, Vajda Lajos Studio;
KATALIN KITTY HORVÁTH: curator assistant, Kassák Museum Expo on Housing Exclusion;
TÍMEA VADINSZKY: associate, Budapesti Spring Festival;
BERNADETT IMOLA KÁLDI: event Manager assistant, Budapest Operetta Theatre;

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application deadline
31 Jul 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application deadline
31 Jul 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States