Are you passionate about culture? Do you like sitting front row at music festivals, theatre plays and art-house films? Do you like watching television series, visiting exhibitions or attending poetry slams? Would you like to learn the skills of analysing art works and the methods you can use to reflect on your experiences? Are you ready to join the social and political debate on the arts? Then Arts and Culture Studies might be just the programme for you.
Why study Arts and Culture Studies?
- Study at the best Cultural Studies programme in the Netherlands
- Experience small-scale, interactive and international classrooms
- Enjoy an active cultural life while studying
- Study a semester abroad or do an internship in the arts and culture sector
What will you learn?
Arts and Culture Studies focuses on art in its various forms: fine arts, literature, music, theatre and film, as well as digital media and popular culture. Our approach is interdisciplinary, comparative and multi-medial: you will not only analyse art forms in and by themselves, but will also learn to compare and contrast them. Students are invited to explore art and culture from a number of theoretical, historical, political and social perspectives, incorporating European, North American and global views on culture. You will learn to discern differences between art forms, and between contemporary and historical valuations of art, as well as how to apply theoretical concepts to analyse cultural phenomena. During the programme you're stimulated to develop your own well-founded vision on art and (popular) culture.