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Arts and Culture Studies


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Are you passionate about culture? Do you like sitting front row – be it at music festivals, Shakespearean tragedies, art-house-films, television series, cutting edge exhibitions or poetry slams? Then the Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen is just the thing for you.

The programme Art and Culture Studies focuses on art in its various forms: fine arts, literature, music, theatre, film and digital media. The approach is both interdisciplinary and multi-medial: you will not only analyse these art forms in and by themselves, but also learn to compare and contrast them. You 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 (the value of) culture. The Arts and Culture Studies will teach you how to discern differences between art forms, and between contemporary and historical valuations of art; how to explain how arts and culture are socially, politically and ideologically constructed; how to apply theoretical notions to analyze works of art or cultural phenomena; how to formulate a clear and well-founded vision on art and (popular) culture.
Arts and Culture Studies is the leading programme in culture studies in the Netherlands: it has been ranked first in the authoritative Elsevier ranking seven times in a row (2009-2015).

Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Duration: 3 years

Main subjects: Academic writing, Academic communication and Professional skills, Popular aesthetics, Screen cultures and The culture of fashion, American music and art, Cultural diversity, etc.

Career prospects: You could find yourself working as many different thing such as: a trend watcher for companies, a consultant art education for an educational organization, a consultant ‘quality television’ for a national commercial television station, a cultural policy-maker for the government, a festival organizer, a webmaster at a museum, a journalist, a programme organizer at a film festival, etc.

Application requrements:

  • Academic transcript in English and native language
  • Motivation Letter
  • CV
  • registration (UNIFY will make this one for you)
  • Copy of ID
  • TOEFL with minimum 80 score, IELTS with minimum 6, CAE with minimum C grade or CPE with minimum C grade

* Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as language requirements or an interview). You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure.

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