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Program and courses BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society

In this unique, international Bachelor’s program you study the interplay of digital media, art, and culture in an increasingly globalized society. You examine the influence of digitalization and globalization on the world we live in, from three contemporary perspectives.

Structure of the program

In the first year you take introductory courses that match with the three tracks that you can choose from. Exploring these three tracks like this, you discover which one best suits your interests. The second year revolves entirely around the track of your choice: Art in the Public Sphere, Digital Media or Global Communication.

The third year offers you the opportunity to create a unique profile with a minor and electives. You finish the third year with a Bachelor's thesis. Career orientation is a central theme in the program. A Career Orientation Plan is part of the core curriculum.

Highly appreciated knowledge and skills

Growing digitalization means that society is in need of people who can critically analyze and interpret these developments. In this program you acquire the knowledge and skills to fulfill that role. You learn how to analyze and interpret cultural and social phenomena – such as art, communication and media – in a contemporary way and to voice your own opinion in a presentation, debate or (online) publication. These skills are highly acclaimed by both national and international employers.

First Year Content
Second Year Content
Third Year Content

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

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Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


Tracks of Online Culture: Art, Media and Society

At the end of the first year you choose one of three tracks. In the second year you take courses that are part of your chosen track. However the curriculum is not entirely set: in addition to the core curriculum, you have the opportunity to take elective courses with which you can specialize.

The third year offers you the opportunity to create a unique profile with a minor and more electives. You finish the third year with a Bachelor's thesis.

Art in the Public Sphere
Digital Media
Global Communication

Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


Why in Tilburg?

  • Students are very satisfied with this program. Based on the National Student Survey, the program is ranked best in its field in the Netherlands and 'Top Rated Program' (Elsevier Best Studies 2019, Keuzegids 2021). 
  • You attend lectures and seminars in groups of approximately 20 students. The small-scale program is beneficial for the quality of the education: there is ample room for guidance, interaction and feedback. This is a perfect way for you to learn how to voice your opinion.
  • The program has its own unique digital learning environment: Diggit Magazine. This online magazine connects the academic field with the field of Journalism and offers a platform for qualitative research conducted by students, researchers and lecturers. This niche magazine focuses on issues related to (digital) culture, globalization and art. Within this innovative learning environment students publish papers, opinion pieces and reviews. Like this, students learn about fact checking, content sharing and (peer) reviewing. It gives students an opportunity to (internationally) publish qualitative articles during their studies.
  • A Career Orientation Plan helps you to prepare you for your future transition into the job market. After getting acquainted with the Student Career Services team in the first year, you will participate in a Talent Management training in the second year. In the third year you will attend a Labor Market Orientation workshop in which you will further explore the labor market and gain insight into your possibilities and opportunities.

Interested in the Bachelor's program in Online Culture: Art, Media and Society?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application