Art and Media Studies
The Art and Media Studies track addresses art, literature, and entertainment culture in the modern digitalized and mediatized public sphere. The program combines cultural studies and media studies, as such enabling you to analyze and understand artistic and cultural performances in online and offline contexts, and to communicate about them 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 corona situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.
(of all students who started in September, 2021)
National Student Survey, 2021 | n=55 (Culture Studies, all tracks)
Alumni report, 2021 | n=502 (Culture Studies, all tracks)
Program and courses
New forms of using and creating art have emerged since the arrival of internet and social media: think of interactive pop-up museum exhibitions stimulating the making of selfies; fan fiction; new types of genre-mediation in literary texts (mixing fact and fiction), or new art projects in urban settings (city safari).
This program gives in-depth knowledge on how such innovations develop and what their implications are for the societies we live in.
- Gain knowledge on artistic practices and their contributions to the democratic, digital and mediatized public sphere.
- 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.
Typical courses are:
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.
- Average time between graduation and first paid job is 2.5 months
- 84% of our alumni find a job within 2 months
Source: Alumni of Culture Studies (all tracks), National Alumni Survey, 2020 | n = 6
Application and admission
Best preparatory programs:
Tilburg University's BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society
A Bachelor's degree in the field of:
- 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.
Open to both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).
Tuition fees and scholarships
This program starts:
At the end of August
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