Open University Path to the Master’s Programme in Arts Management

In spring 2021, you can apply to the Master’s Programme in Arts Management by first completing arts management studies at the Open University.

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Path studies

It is possible to become a degree student via the so-called Open University path, which means being admitted as a student based on studies completed at the Open University. The credits for the Open University studies will be transferred as part of the degree.

Path studies include:

You can also pick and choose courses from the above-mentioned study modules, as long as your path studies comprise at least a total of 20 credits. You find current Path Studies in the Open Campus course calendar (oppiaineet search: Arts management, Open University Path Studies)

You can check the status of your credits by contacting

Application process

The master’s programme will select students based on the admissions criteria as part of the student admissions of the joint application procedure. The Master’s Programme in Arts Management admits about 15 new students every other year, and the maximum intake via the Open University path is three students. To be admitted as a degree student through the path, the applicant must submit an application online via the Studyinfo portal.

Successful applicants are expected to complete the path studies, meet other application criteria of the master’s programme and demonstrate their aptitude to the programme with an interview conducted in English, a written assignment in English and a CV.

What career opportunities does the programme give?

In the programme, you will learn more about leadership, management of finances, communications and academic research in the field. After polishing your skills, you can work in diverse roles in the fields of arts and culture, and even pursue demanding expert positions or start a business of your own. Potential job environments include orchestral management, marketing, museum curating and production, for example. Your employers may be art organisations, research centres, municipalities or trade unions in the arts, among many others. Many graduates also work as entrepreneurs in self-founded record, production or publishing companies.

Development of Open University Paths

Uniarts Helsinki is a member of the Alternative Path to University (TRY) project. During the project, the participating universities offer new routes for studies in the form of pilot initiatives. Open University studies give students the chance to demonstrate their competence and suitability for higher education as well as the foundation needed to succeed in university studies.

Contact information

Further information about the Open University path: 
tel. +358 50 384 3452