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 specialisation, 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. During this master specialisation, you will learn the skills to analyse and tackle these challenges.
Study schedule 2023-2024
Below you will find the study schedule of the master specialisation Arts, Culture and Society. If you want to know more about a particular course, you can enter the course code in the Course Catalogue.
Study schedule 2023-2024
Student workload: 5 EC
Student Workload: 20 EC
Study schedule 2023-2024 - parttime
The master specialisation 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)
Thematic Seminar 1: Critical Heritage Studies (5 EC)
Thematic Seminar 2: Advanced Sociology of Arts and Culture (5 EC)
Research Seminar - choose 1 out of 2:
- Creative and Sustainable Cities (10 EC)
- Cultural Participation and Taste (10 EC)
Elective courses - choose 1 out of 8:
- Media Tourism (5 EC)
- Art Audiences: Developing Cultural Participation (5 EC)
- Contemporary Aesthetics
- Cultural Management (5 EC)
- International Art Markets (5 EC)
- Economics of Fashion and Sustainability (5 EC)
- Museums in Context (5 EC)
- Assessing the impact of Culture and Creativity in Society (5 EC)
Second year (35 EC)
Thematic Seminar 3: Applied methods in Arts and Culture Research (5 EC)
Master Thesis Class
Thematic Seminar 4: Conceptual Foundations of Cultural Policy (5 EC)
Master Thesis Class (5 EC)
Start Master Thesis
Finish Master Thesis (20 EC)