Arts and Culture Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Culture Studies

In the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies you gain insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the world of arts and culture. In other words: you learn how the world of arts and culture is organised, by studying cultural policies, forms of art education, art markets, audiences and creative industries and entrepreneurship.

Why study International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies in Rotterdam?

Do you want to know how art and culture are produced, valued, experienced and distributed? Then the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies is the programme for you.

As an IBACS student, you approach art and culture from different angles, such as sociological and economic. This helps you to answer questions such as 'How has the Internet affected the distribution of art?', 'When do we call something 'kitsch'?' or 'How do cultural policies come into being?'

Besides building a theoretical foundation, you will also put your broad knowledge about the arts and culture into practice during the compulsory internship. The IBACS programme is connected to many cultural institutions in and outside of Rotterdam: your future professional network.

And did you know that you can also combine IBACS with a programme at Erasmus University College, the Willem de Kooning Academy or Codarts? The Double Degree RASL is perfect for those who want to simultaneously practice and study the arts.

Sofia Gilioli

"My dream was to help artists spread their works and stories."

Read Sofia's story in the brochure