Master of Arts (MA) in Cultural Production and Cultural Policy | CPP

Project-based study program


The combination of tools of thought and tools of the trade

The Cultural Production and Cultural Policy degree program at Zeppelin University not only teaches contemporary thinking tools. In addition to discursive text- and theory-based work in the seminar context, ZU places particular emphasis on independent projects and initiatives. As part of the Master's program, these can be independent research projects that can be credited to the curriculum as part of the Elinor Ostrom Project (18 ECTS) as well as practical projects and initiatives, such as work on student art and cultural projects, which are credited with 12 ECTS.


ZU offers a broad portfolio of study-related project formats for which students are responsible and which are coached by lecturers and external experts - we present some of them below:

Student research in the Master's program

At Zeppelin University, students on the two-year CPP Master's program have the opportunity to carry out their own so-called "Elinor Ostrom Research Project" in cooperation with a chair or a partner institution.


Elinor Ostrom Project

Student exhibition projects at artsprogram

Selection of study-related projects in communication and cultural studies at ZU.

Selection of study-related projects in communication and cultural studies at ZU.

s part of the curating module, students develop an annual curatorial program on the respective annual theme of the artsprogram. The artsprogram invites artists, scientists and guests to engage in a public dialog on socially relevant topics. Participation in exhibitions and own exhibitions have taken place at the Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the Zeppelin Museum and the Kunsthalle Memmingen.


more about student projects in artsprogram

Long Night of Music | Cultural Festival in Friedrichshafen

The Long Night of Music has been offering its audience musical diversity in all its facets for fourteen years now: a student team organizes a cross-disciplinary and cross-genre music festival at which as many musical genres as possible - from classical music to jazz, pop, hip-hop, indie and electro - are represented and which brings musicians from the region on stage alongside bands from all over Germany and introduces them to the region's audience. The students are responsible for all aspects of the festival, from the conception, artist acquisition, sponsoring and marketing to the actual implementation on site, so that each team can contribute new ideas and creative possibilities.


Long Night of Music

Other ongoing extracurricular initiatives

Student involvement means successfully bridging the gap between university education and social participation in the sense of holistic personal development.


The student initiatives work on important current topics with a lot of passion, fresh ideas and unusual perspectives. You can find an overview here:


student projects

Program responsibility | Academic contact persons

Fischer, Jessica Elisabeth
Fischer, Jessica Elisabeth Dr phil
Program Director Communication, Culture & Management | CCM
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1305
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1699
Room:FAB 3 | 0.67
van den Berg, Karen
van den Berg, Karen Prof Dr phil
Academic Head of the artsprogram
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1311
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.43
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