“Culture – Education – Participation: Art & Pedagogy in Early Childhood” is an innovative Master’s program offered by the Fliedner University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf in partnership with the DFF (Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum). Along with various other cultural institutions, the DFF, known for its profound expertise in the field of early childhood cultural education, actively contributes to the ongoing development of this program. At the heart of the program is the concept of cultural education tailored for and in collaboration with young children.
Students enrolled in this part-time program actively prepare for leadership and policy roles in arts and cultural education. These roles span a variety of settings, including museums, early childhood centers, theaters, and foundations. Through this program, students acquire the skills necessary to effectively bridge the fields of culture, education, and participation.
Within the curriculum, four artistic-educational modules are currently being implemented directly within partner cultural institutions. The first module was launched at the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in spring 2021.
In addition to the DFF, the program has established partnerships with other renowned organizations, including the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and the Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung Wolfenbüttel. The Robert Bosch Stiftung has been a key supporter of the program’s development.