Nurturing a competent perspective on the historical, economical, social and above all cultural relevance of this interdisciplinary blend within the new digital shift, the MAST project will apply innovative, ICT-enhanced teaching and learning methods. The developed model for interdisciplinary and collaborative entrepreneurship as well as career-management will answer the needs of both public (academic intrapreneurship, specialised institutions) and the private sector (companies, NGOs). Therefore it shall rest on a cultural-management savvy approach, combining specific techniques of creative thinking and collaboration for innovation, not least to assure quality, efficiency and equal access on both project and module levels. The developed international study module, shared among three universities and geared toward easy accreditation (transfer), will consist of between 30 and 60 ECTS worth of courses and other academic mechanisms for quality employment.
The developed master study module would comprise of 30 ECTS of MAST-specific courses ranging from 4 to 8 ECTS such as workshops, seminars, tandem mentorships etc., mostly focussing on the practical competencies, trans-disciplinary knowledge and transferable skills. The project would also develop guidelines for career-development to engage employment partners into the final academic work and integrate mechanisms of direct work placement, internship or scholarship schemes, including realm-specific residency, incubation and mobility schemes. The latter would cover another 10 to 30 ECTS (depending on the final thesis or project curriculum) of MAST-related concluding graduate work and mentoring support, such as within a master thesis and/or final project.
The module will be integrated into the existing master programmes not only within the consortium, but be designed in a (flexible and open-learning compatible) way, to easily fit other formal and also non-formal educational frameworks. Supporting life-long-learning, the module would comply with other, also non-academic programmes (Unicult, Kersnikova, associated initiatives with particular focus on cultural heritage and the digital music), but still remain fully Bologna-compatible as well as designed towards international accreditation and academic or professional mobility.