I was drawn towards the economic and business models of the cultural and creative industries.
Stumbling into the masters programme of Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship was like finding a needle in the haystack. With a bachelors in Journalism and masters in Communication from India and some experience interning with media, culture and information research centres, I was drawn towards the economic and business models of the cultural and creative industries. After hours of research on suitable study programmes abroad, I found that the masters at the Erasmus University would fit the bill.
A year down the line, first pursuing the pre-masters and now the masters, I can perhaps best describe my experience as the frog who got out of her well. Along with academic rigour, individual thinking and argumentation, practical application is highly encouraged.
Moreover, Rotterdam houses a vibrant international community and is a cauldron bubbling with various cultural activities, providing students like me with an apt environment to observe our study in practice. So where would I want to leapfrog from here? The course on international art markets had my interest piqued and in the future I would like to pursue a research on the same, with a focus on the Indian art market.