Possible careers after the Master Arts, Culture and Society
Rapid change necessitates a new type of cultural professional with an advanced, critical approach to arts and culture’s role in both the local environment and global economy. With a Master’s degree from Erasmus University’s Arts and Culture Studies program, you will learn the skills required to be leader in this new era for the arts and culture sector. The master programme, Arts, Culture and Society is ideally suited to true culture lovers who wish to turn their passion into a career. The programme prepares you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, broadcasters and publishers. But even if your ambition is a policy or management position with the government or a role in academic education and research then this master is an excellent choice.
Graduates of the Master’s programme may be eligible for an abridged programme of the Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts, providing preparation for a PhD programme. The selection procedure for this master’s targets academically motivated and highly talented students.
During your Master’s programme you will already start to work towards a future in the labour market as a cultural scholar. Every year the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication organizes Career Days, where you can meet graduates and the companies and/or institutions where they are employed now. Furthermore, you meet institutions where you can conduct the research for your Master’s thesis. By doing your research within an institution, you already gain experience as a cultural economist in the labour market.