You have a passion for arts and culture. You might not be an artist yourself, but you want to know what goes on behind the scenes of the art world. The International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies gives you the theoretical and practical tools to start your career as a creative professional in the field of arts and culture.
If you are driven by an academic curiosity about the arts, creative industries or economics; if you want to develop original and well-founded ideas about how to produce, sustain and disseminate culture; and if you are willing to share your knowledge and experience with your fellow international students, then the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies is the programme for you.
5 Reasons to study IBACS at the EUR
- you are looking for a programme of which the main focus is not the history of arts and culture , but for a programme that focuses on the economy, politics and sociology behind arts and culture;
- with the help of an internship embedded in your study programme you will already experience how it is to work as a professional in the arts and culture world;
- especially in arts and culture it is important to see the bigger picture. This is why the programme applies an international approach. This means that the discussed perspectives on arts and culture are compared with each other on an international level;
- do you have an artistic talent, as well as a hunger for academic knowledge? You can combine IBACS with a programme at the Willem de Kooning Academy or Codarts;
- did we already tell you how much fun Rotterdam is? Rotterdam is innovative and diverse: the pop-up initiatives are flourishing like never before. The ideal environment for young culture lovers with big plans!
The International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies is unique in its multifaced approach to arts and culture. You will approach art and culture from different angles, such as sociology and economy, and theories about media, policy, organisations and audiences. This helps you to answer questions such as 'What is art worth and how is it presented to the public?', '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.
Collaborations with cultural organisations
This bachelor has close contacts with cultural organisations in Rotterdam and beyond: your future professional network. You will be studying in an innovative and vibrant city full of festivals, museums, and pop-up initiatives. Finding a cool internship becomes a whole lot easier!
Dual degree in Arts and Sciences (RASL)
Do you have a talent for art or music, next to your hunger for academic knowledge? Then you can combine the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies with a programme at the Willem de Kooning Academy or Codarts. The Dual Degree in Arts and Sciences (RASL) is perfect for those who want to simultaneously practice and study the arts.
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