Curriculum

Arts, Culture and Society

Which parties are active in the cultural sector? What are the interests of artist, the audience and distributors of arts and culture? And how can the arts scene hold its head up in the world? In this master, you will study how the international world of art and culture operates.

Entrepreneurial innovation. Creative, critical analysis. Engagement and exploration. Such are the indispensable attributes of professionals in the modern arts and culture sector. As both high art and popular culture are redefining their respective, and increasingly concomitant, role in society. Artists, producers and industries are repositioning and re-marketing themselves in a culture where leisure is an emergent commodity within an intensely competitive and changing market.

Digitisation currently allows audiences to access, criticise, alter and communicate an endless variety of cultural products. Globalisation blurs boundaries between nations, regions and cultural fields. Meanwhile, government policy is increasingly characterized by a laissez-faire mentality resulting in major subsidy cutbacks for the arts.

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Study schedule 2022-2023

Below you will find the schedule of the Master Arts, Culture and Society programme. If you want to know more about a particular course, you can enter the course code in the Course Catalogue.

Term 1

Student workload: 5 EC 

Student workload: 5 EC 

Student workload: 5 EC

Term 2

  • Creative and Sustainable Cities (CC4027)
  • Cultural Participation and Taste (CC4028)

Student workload: 5 EC

Student workload: 5 EC

Term 3

Media Tourism

CC4015

Cultural ManagementCC4105
International Art MarketsCC4117
Economics of Fashion and SustainabilityCC4119
Art Audiences: Developing Cultural ParticipationCC4021
Contemporary AestheticsCC4025
Museums in ContextCC4122
Assessing the impact of Culture and Creativity in SocietyCC4123

Term 4

Student Workload: 20 EC

Study schedule 2022-2023 - parttime

The Master Arts, Culture and Society can be followed fulltime or parttime. When you study parttime, you have to obtain the same amount of study points. The courses are spread over two years.

Below you will find the schedules of the parttime programme. If you want to know more about a particular course, you can enter the course code in the Course Guide.

First year (25 EC)

Term 1

Thematic Seminar 1: Critical Heritage Studies (5 EC)
CC4006

Thematic Seminar 2:  Advanced Sociology of Arts and Culture (5 EC)
CC4024

Term 2

Research Seminar - choose 1 out of 2:

  • Creative and Sustainable Cities (10 EC)
    CC4027
  • Cultural Participation and Taste (10 EC)
    CC4028

Term 3

Elective courses - choose 1 out of 8:

  • Media Tourism (5 EC)
    CC4015
  • Art Audiences: Developing Cultural Participation (5 EC)
    CC4021
  • Contemporary Aesthetics
    CC4025
  • Cultural Management (5 EC)
    CC4105
  • International Art Markets (5 EC)
    CC4117
  • Economics of Fashion and Sustainability (5 EC)
    CC4119
  • Museums in Context (5 EC)
    CC4122
  • Assessing the impact of Culture and Creativity in Society (5 EC)
    CC4123

Second year (35 EC)

Term 1

Thematic Seminar 3: Applied methods in Arts and Culture Research (5 EC)
CC4026

Master Thesis Class 
CC4008

Term 2

Thematic Seminar 4: Conceptual Foundations of Cultural Policy (5 EC)
CC4011

Master Thesis Class (5 EC)
CC4008

Term 3

Start Master Thesis
CC4050

Term 4

Finish Master Thesis (20 EC)
CC4050

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