Art and Media Studies

Art and Media Studies

1 year English Starts end of August

In the Art and Media Studies track, you study how artistic and cultural expressions develop under the influence of digitalization, mediatization, and privatization of public space. You combine theories from various disciplines, such as media studies, cultural studies, literary studies, sociology and philosophy. You learn to analyze how innovations come about and what their implications are for society, and to communicate about this professionally. This is a track of MA Culture Studies.

Education as of September 2022

All education takes place on campus again, now that the coronavirus measures have been scaled back. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. Therefore, a few basic measures still apply. For the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.

40%
international students

(of all students who started in September, 2021)

81%
of our alumni find a job within 6 months

National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=11 (Culture Studies, all tracks)

33
different nationalities

Alumni report, 2021 | n=502 (Culture Studies, all tracks)

Program and courses

Central topics in the program are the convergence of public and private spheres, intermediality and transmediality, participatory art and gaming practices, the Anthropocene and new responsibilities for the earth, and urgent media topics such as migration and sustainability.

  • Reflect on questions such as:
    • How is democracy functioning in an information overloaded digital public sphere?
    • What is the role of artists in current public spheres?
    • How can games be considered art?
    • What type of social critique can we find in visual art objects (such as video art)?
    • What are new aesthetics on online platforms?
  • Develop communicative skills such as writing, analyzing and interpreting texts and images, critical reflection on societal issues, and participating in public debates.
  • Turn academic content into publications that are accessible to a wider public through Diggit Magazine, both a learning instrument and an online news platform focusing on arts, digital culture, and globalization.

Art and Media Studies is a track of the MA Culture Studies.

Typical courses are:

  • New private and Public Spheres
  • Experiences of the Sublime
  • Intimacy, Privacy and Authenticity
  • Authorship and Persona
  • Media interventions: Participation, Practices and Debates

More on the program and courses

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Career prospects

We will educate you to become a communication and culture professional, ready to perform a nexus role in ongoing digital, cultural, artistic and societal developments.

Graduates acquire positions in the cultural sector, but also in (digital) journalism, communication and marketing, education and research.

Some of our graduates' jobs:

  • Project coordinator at a platform for visual arts and design
  • Marketing and communications assistant at Libraries Unlimited South West
  • Content creator at White Citadel
  • Researcher at a Dutch university of applied sciences

Alumni facts

  • 81% of our alumni find a job within 6 months
  • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 3.4 months

Source: Alumni of Culture Studies (all tracks), National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 11

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

Best preparatory programs:

Tilburg University's BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society

A Bachelor's degree in the field of:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Media Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Sociology
  • Art History
  • Theater, Film and Television Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Anthropology
  • The academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.

Pre-Master's program:

Open to both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

This program starts:

At the end of August

Interested in the Master's program?

Check your eligibility

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the Art and Media Studies track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.