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Career prospects Art and Media Studies

Upon graduation you will be a communication & culture professional, able to perform a pivotal role in ongoing digital and societal developments, capable of analyzing, understanding, evaluating and communicating about artistic and cultural practices in online and offline contexts.

Knowledge and skills

You will gain an understanding of digitalization processes, and develop skills in online publishing  and in analyzing artistic and cultural expressions and performances, including their impact.

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

Examples of positions our alumni hold:

  • Project coordinator at a platform for visual arts and design
  • Marketing & Communications officer at International Choreographic Arts Centre
  • Artist / curator (self-employed)
  • Content creator at White Citadel
  • Researcher at a Dutch university of applied sciences
  • Freelance content writer
  • Concept Creative at Get Hooked (marketing agency)
  • UX writer at Adyen
  • Journalism Lecturer
  • Allround online media officer at DPG
  • Policy officer at a Dutch municipality
  • Marketing and Communications Assistant at Libraries Unlimited South West

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

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

More on our Career Services

More on our Entrepreneurship services

Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the Art and Media Studies track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.