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Learning Opportunity: Culture Heritage and Tourism

Culture Heritage and Tourism

Course Information

Objective(s) of a study programme:

The programme of Cultural Heritage and Tourism is designed for the preparation of high-qualified specialists in cultural heritage and tourism who have a wide educational background in humanities studies, possess a knowledge of art history and criticism, as well as organisational skills, and understand forms of expression of cultural heritage and its social and historical influence. Candidates should also be able to apply acquired knowledge in practice, and are capable of administering the sphere of cultural heritage in a professional manner.
Learning outcomes:

Graduates will be able to :
1.To solve independently issues and problems related to the protection of cultural heritage, tourism, cultural and art objects;
2. To be aware of and evaluate the status of art objects, legal and practical aspects of their protection, and apply modern means of protection, as well as the theory and practice of European heritage protection;
3. To preserve cultural heritage as a cultural uniqueness of the region, and as an expression of national identity in the world of globalisation;
4. To understand and apply in practice legal aspects related to tourism;
5. To creatively apply a wide ranging theoretical knowledge of humanities in practice and bring cultural heritage and tourism to life in Lithuania;
6. To initiate and manage projects which bring to life cultural heritage and tourism;
7. To be aware of forms of expression of cultural heritage, its social and historical influence, and all legal aspects of tourism;
8. To effectively incorporate mass media strategies and technologies for humanities purposes.
Activities of teaching and learning:

Lectures , seminars , discussions, workshops,
practical tasks, analysis of the literature, case studies,
project development and others.

Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
An accumulative grade system is applied at the university to assess study achievements. Students‘ study achievements are assessed by the means colloquiums, other interim tests (homework, individual tasks) and examination or students’ individual work (project) that is defended. Practice, research papers and projects are assessed according to the set procedures. The final grade integrates the grades of interim tests and the examination. The examination grade has to comprise 50 per cent of the final grade. The weight of interim tests within the final grade is determined by the teacher of the study subject, who presents the assessment system to students during the first classes, taking into account the following obligatory proportions in the first and second cycle studies: the colloquium grade comprises 15-35% of the final grade; the average grade of tests, homework and other assignments comprises 5-35% of the final grade; the academic performance of a student who did not participate in interim tests is marked by “0”. Examinations and colloquiums are take in written from; their tasks have to be equal or equivalent to all examinees. All students studying the same study subject take tests (colloquium, examination) at the same time.

Optional courses:

Culture Animation, Art Project Management, Postmodern Art, Creative Industries, Architecture of Tourism and Recreation, Lithuanian Geography and Places for Visiting, Cultural Politics, Lithuanian Diaspora‘s Art Heritage XX -XXI century
Distinctive features of a study programme:
The study programme is in line with the Lithuanian State Department of Tourism, i.e. graduate students, having passed all compulsory subjects of the programme as well as additional subjects of the non-degree study programme, will receive not only a Master’s diploma of Heritage Preservation, but will also a be a certified tour guide, approved by the Lithuanian State Department of Tourism, and will be an integral part of the system of National Tourism Information.

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Access requirements: 

Minimum education - Higher education



Provider Information

Provider Name: 
Vytautas Magnus University
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Provider Contact Info: 

Provider phone number: +370-37-222739 Provider email: info@vdu.lt Provider URL: http://www.vdu.lt

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Master of Heritage
Awarding body:

Vytautas Magnus University

Awarding body contact info:

Provider phone number: +370-37-222739 Provider email: info@vdu.lt Provider URL: http://www.vdu.lt

Course Locations

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Course address:

Kauno m. sav. Kauno m. K. Donelaičio g. 58