POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN CULTURE MANAGEMENT IN THE YEARS 1996-2010. BEGINNINGS, EXPANSION, GRADUATE'S PROFILE (Podyplomowe studia zarzadzania kultura w latach 1996-2010. Powstanie, przebieg, sylwetka absolwenta)
The article describes how Postgraduate Studies in Culture Management run by Jagiellonian University in Krakow came into existence. The course started from the initiative of professor Emil Orzechowski Ph.D. and has been run invariably for 14 years by the Department of Culture Management which is a part of Jagiellonian University Management and Social Communication Faculty with its head office at 8 Market Square. Everyone who is interested in gaining or broadening their knowledge of how to manage culture is invited to take part in the course. The curriculum - thanks to a lot of effort and work in order to improve it - has been adjusted to students' needs and expectations. The studies let the employees of the cultural sector improve their professional qualifications and make them sensitive to crucial matters essential for the cultural development of the country. The main idea of studies is to integrate people who deal with culture. The second part of the article is devoted to creating a graduate's profile of Postgraduate Studies in Culture Management run by the Jagiellonian University. Starting with the motivating factors that drive students to choose a particular course, through a sociological study of course participants (age, sex, place of living, completed courses, place of work, position at work), a description of how SMOK (Association of Culture Managers and Organizers), created from the initiative of the students in 2007 came to life, and ending with describing students' expectations connected with the duration of studies and their impact on the graduates' professional career development. The list of graduates of Postgraduate Studies in Culture Management compiled by the Jagiellonian University, and published in The Chronicle of Culture Management, together with their thesis titles has been attached to the article.
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