Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability: Program Goals
Program Goals (Updated: February 2018)
- Research, demonstrate and apply knowledge of cultural practices and contemporary issues
pertaining to cultural sustainability which contribute to human and ecological well-being.
- Exhibit professional and ethical responsibility in managing partnerships that foster
community self-determination and empower community efforts in cultural documentation,
preservation, revitalization and social equity.
- Design, undertake and critique cultural documentation field projects applying diverse
research methods such as observation, writing, photography, video, and/or sound recording
to identify and nurture traditions of knowledge and practice that are meaningful and
valued by communities.
- Devise, implement and evaluate actions that support cultural sustainability such as
educational programs, exhibitions, performances, workshops, projects, media productions,
websites, festivals and other initiatives that align with community practices.
- Identify and demonstrate a range of professional management skills that contribute
to organizational sustainability such as financial skills, communications, and leadership
through collaboration, teamwork, and consensus building.
- Identify and cultivate a professional network and community of practice.