Cultural Heritage Project and Event Management 1

Course Level: 
Master’s
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Remote students
Academic Year: 
2020-2021
Term: 
Fall
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Code: 
CHSP 5069
Course Description: 

Heritage experts working in the field of research, protection, policy or management at various organizations or as individuals equally need to work in the framework of projects. The main aim of the course is to introduce the basic elements of managing cultural heritage projects in theory and practice. The course is designed by the concept of “learning by doing”: students are expected to develop a heritage interpretation project within the Cultural Heritage Studies Program. The team constituted by the participants of the course will go through each phase of project, from the initiation through the realization of the project to monitoring the process and the result. The course will also offer an introduction into heritage interpretation theory and some basic tools that the participants will utilize in the project work.

Learning Outcomes: 

Participants of the course will

  • learn to apply some of the basic strategies, methods  schemes, tools  used in project management;
  • familiarize with some basic theories and methods of heritage interpretation;
  • develop their skills and competences in various aspects managing cultural heritage projects (finances, audience management, programming, etc.)
  • develop their skills in teamwork;
  • develop their presentation skills
  • develop their skills in internal and external communication
  • develop their skills in strategic planning
Assessment: 
  • Regular class attendance is mandatory. Maximum 3 100-minute sessions can be missed, and students missing a class should communicate about it to the course instructor) (10%).
  • An active participation in discussions is required from the students including individual and team work along the tasks related to the project (50%).
  • Students will have to prepare individual and group assignments specified at the previous session, each connected to various stages of project proposal development and management (40%).
Prerequisites: 

none