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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 Netherlands and the world around it, from three contemporary perspectives.

Structure of the program

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

In the third year you self-direct your future career by choosing one of two career paths: Entrepreneurship or Research. Career orientation is a central theme in the program. A Career Orientation Plan is part of the core curriculum.

First Year Content
Second Year Content
Third Year Content

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 and third 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.

Art in the Public Sphere
Digital Media
Global Communication

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 (Elsevier Best Studies 2017 and 2018). 
  • 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’ is part of the program. In the first year you meet the team of ‘Student Career Services’.  In the second year you take part in the training Talent Management . In this training session you not only map your personal profile but also the future job market. In the third year you participate in different training sessions, such as Personal Branding and Networking.

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

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