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Art and Media Studies

1 year English Starts end of August

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.

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85.7%
of the students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey (Culture studies, all tracks), 2018 | n=37

3.6
months on average between graduation and first job

National Alumni Survey, 2016-2018 | n=46

83%
finds a job within 6 months after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2016-2018 | n=46

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:

  • New private and public spheres
  • Beauty and the sublime online
  • Intimacy, privacy and authenticity
  • Authorship and persona
  • Performance, Ritual, Art & the Body

More on the program and courses

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Career prospects

We will educate you to become a communication and culture professional, capable of analyzing, understanding and evaluating various digital infrastructures and their consequences for everyday life,  ready to perform a nexus role in ongoing digital and societal developments.

You will find jobs in the field of (digital) journalism, culture, communication, education and research.

Alumni facts

  • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 3.6 months
  • 83% of our alumni find a job within 6 months after graduation, and 59% within 2 months
  • 80% of the alumni would choose the same program at our university again

Source: Alumni of Culture Studies (all tracks), National Alumni Survey, 2016-2018 | n = 46

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

One of these Bachelor's degrees:

  • Culture Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Language
  • Anthropology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Political Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • 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

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries. You can contact us on every page of the master's website. Or find out more by choosing one of the options below.

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Study choice events

In accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), all on-campus events until June 1 will not take place. To help you choose your Master’s program as best as we can, you can replay the sessions of our Online Master's Open day and participate in an online Q&A session for the program(s) you are interested in.

Replay sessions Online Master's Open day

Interested in the Art and Media Studies track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.