Art and Media Studies

Pre-Master’s program Art and Media Studies

The pre-Master’s program of the Art and Media Studies track is designed for international and Dutch students with (1) a university degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master’s program, or (2) a relevant Dutch hbo degree.

Pre-Master's programs

For university graduates

Tilburg University offers a program designed for students with a Bachelor's degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master's track Art and Media Studies. There are also a number of other Tilburg University Bachelor’s programs that can make you eligible to this individual bridging program.

  • This one-year pre-Master's program (42 ECTS) runs from the end of August until June.
  • After completing the program with good results, you can start with the one-year Master's track Art and Media Studies.

Tuition fees

Please consult the page about the tuition fee rates concerning the Weighted fees pre-Master. This rate is the same for EEA and non-EEA students.

Application and admission

After you have submitted your complete application, the Admissions Committee will, based on this, decide whether:

  • You can be admitted directly into the Master’s program.
  • You can be offered a pre-Master’s program.
  • You cannot be admitted to the (pre-)Master’s program.

More on the application and admission procedure

For Dutch hbo graduates

The pre-Master's program for University of Applied Sciences (hbo) graduates builds on the practically-oriented knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's, by enhancing your theoretical knowledge as well as your capacity for conceptual thinking.

  • This one-year pre-Master's program (42 ECTS) runs from the end of August until June.
  • After completing the program with good results, you can start with the one-year Master's program Art and Media Studies.

Tuition fees

Please consult the page about the tuition fee rates concerning the Weighted fees pre-Master. This rate is the same for EEA and non-EEA students.

Application and admission

To be eligible for this pre-Master's program, you must have completed a Dutch hbo Bachelor's program that gives direct access to the pre-Master's program.

More on the application and admission procedure

Program content

Course overview

Fall semester (end of August – January):

  • Transformations of the Public Sphere
  • Art and Globalization
  • Life Writing: From Rousseau to Facebook
  • Doing Research: Discourse Analysis

Spring semester (end of January – June):

  • Intermediality
  • Interpretation of Cultural Expressions
  • Doing Research: Ethnography

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

Go to the course descriptions


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.


Do you want to know more about this pre-Master’s program?

Visit this pre-Master’s information session during the upcoming Open day

Open day Master's programs

Interested in the Art and Media Studies track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.