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International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies (BA)

Bachelor of Arts and Culture Studies (BA)

Arts and culture are your passion, whether you listen mainly to house music or prefer to spend hours walking around a museum. A career behind the scenes of this multifaceted sector is your ambition. Then Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Culture Studies is your ideal ticket.

In Rotterdam you will learn the social significance of art and culture. You will develop a broad vision of art with a capital A, but also of popular culture. You will analyse the domain of the Visual Arts, the film industry, the music industry, the publishing business, the performing arts and the world of mass media. 

You will examine how the world of art and culture functions. In addition, you will get to know the parties involved in the creation, distribution and consumption of culture. You will practice writing articles and will learn the intricacies of social scientific research.

A combination of Economics, Sociology, History and Media Science prepares you to deal with the challenges for which the art world is known, from different perspectives.

Why study International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies in Rotterdam?

Why a Bachelor in International Business Administration?

You choose the IBACS programme because:

  • study in the cultural capital of the Netherlands, Rotterdam;
  • versatile programme with practical orientation;
  • small work groups, in combination with lectures;
  • renowned lecturers with extensive practical experience;
  • international perspective on arts and culture;
  • after graduation widely employable;
  • possibility of studying abroad.

Career opportunities International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies

Career opportunities Bachelor in International Business Administration

In many respects, the Arts and Culture sector can be called dynamic. In this world, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are key concepts. These are characteristics that typify not only artists, they are also increasingly essential for you, as an arts and culture specialist, involved with art and culture behind the scenes.

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Education objectives International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies

Education objectives Bachelor in International Business Administration

After completing the bachelor programme you know:

  • how art, culture and the media function in society;
  • how to analyze organizational and policy issues;
  • how to approach problems from different angles;
  • how organization, communication and policy work in art and cultural institutions;
  • how to apply your knowledge and skills in different functions.

Curriculum International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies

Curriculum Bachelor in International Business Administration

The three years of the bachelor programme are each divided into four course blocks. For most of the first year courses, you attend lectures and tutorials. The main outlines of different theories are treated in the lectures, then in groups of about 20 students you examine these in further detail. You complete each course with an exam, with assignments or a combination of both. In your second and third year you attend research workshops and seminars where a particular topic is treated in more depth. You complete the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies with a bachelor’s thesis, under proper individual supervision.

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Target audience International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies

Target audience Bachelor in International Business Administration

The International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies (IBACS) is the right study for people who want to know what goes on behind the scenes of the Arts and Culture sector. A bachelor geared to those who wish to engage in depth with organization, communication and policy issues in the Arts and Culture sector. Does this challenge appeal to you? Then IBACS has a lot to offer you!

Admission criteria International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies

Admission criteria Bachelor in International Business Administration

Prospective students with a non-Dutch diploma will need to submit an application for admission. You may be asked to submit the following documents along with your application:

  • English proficiency test result
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts

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Application International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies

Application Bachelor in International Business Administration

If you meet or will soon meet the admission requirements and you have decided to apply at Erasmus University Rotterdam, you must follow several steps in the application procedure.


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Continuing with a Master of Arts

Continuing with a Master

Once you have completed your International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies (IBACS), you are eligible to enrol in the international master programmes Arts, Culture and Society and Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship. We also offer international tracks of the master programme Media Studies as well as a research master in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts. But you also have many other options, about which you can learn more on our website.

 

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