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Online Culture: Art, Media and Society

Study the interplay of art, media, and culture in an increasingly digital society.

What is Online Culture: Art, Media and Society?

  • In this unique program you will study expressions of art, communication and culture in a world shaped by digitalization and globalization.

  • In the second semester, you will specialize in one of the following majors: Digital Media, Global Communication or Art in the Public Sphere (partly offered in Dutch).

  • In the third year, you will choose one of two career paths: Entrepreneurship or Research.

  • The program is unique in content and its use of a new online learning environment Diggit Magazine, our students’ own online platform.

What can you do after Online Culture: Art, Media and Society?

Online Culture: Art, Media and Society prepares you for a successful career within the online & traditional media sector, in cultural, organizations, international companies, the government or education.

Career perspectives are very diverse. Typical jobs include online media strategist, marketing and communications advisor, media and event manager, cultural entrepreneur, (Web) publisher/editor or policy officer in culture, education or diversity.

Why study Online Culture: Art, Media and Society in Tilburg?

  • Learn to analyze and interpret an increasingly digital and globalized world.

  • Learn to communicate clearly and efficiently to both academic audiences and the broader public, thanks to our unique learning environment Diggit Magazine.

  • Develop your own critical voice in a small-scale intensive teaching program.

  • Prepare yourself for your future career by choosing one of two career paths. Within the Entrepreneurship path, you will complete your program with an internship or a research assignment commissioned by a third party. Within the Research path, you will work with top researchers on a research assignment of your own interest.

Digital Media

Within the major Digital Media, you will learn to analyze and understand our digital culture as a multifaceted phenomenon that, influencesing several spheres and aspects of our lives. You will examine the effects of digitization from the perspectives of the individuals, communities and societies.

Art in the Public Sphere

Within the major Art in the Public Sphere, you will study expressions in culture and art in the international and societal context in which they emerge. You will examine the effect of these expressions on the public sphere.

Global Communication

Within the major Global Communication, you will study the latest developments in international communications. What are the effects of increased mobility and the diversity that goes hand in hand with it? You will learn to critically follow and interpret these developments.

Dimitra, student

"It is just another transition in your life, but at least you know that some great people will be there to go through this adventure with you."

Bin, student

"My reason for choosing Tilburg University is that I enjoy the diverse ethnic background of students here, this really helps me to put my perspectives into the shoes of others in a way that is inclusive and open whilst my education has a lot to do with culture and society."

Asya, student

"Getting as much as information as possible will make you confident with your choice. I would advise everyone who still has doubts, to ask about everything and anything. Tilburg University has great staff members who are always up to answer any questions!"

Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

  • Tuition fee for EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year.
  • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: € 5,060 per year. One time immigration fees: € 317.

Life in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. The overview below gives an indication for your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books and insurance), of course depending on your lifestyle.

Cost of living in Tilburg

The tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2018-2019. Please note that this is an indication, slight differences in the exact tuition fees are possible.

Quality assurance

Online Culture: Art, Media and Society is ranked as follows:

  • #1 (the Netherlands) in the field of Culture Studies according to Elsevier Best Studies 2017, based on the National Student Survey
Study in Holland NVAO #1 program Elsevier Best Studies 2017

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