Arts, Culture and Society

Master the world of arts and culture
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Do you want to understand the interrelationships between arts, culture, and society? And are you interested in questions such as: what are the interests of artist, the audience, and distributors of arts and culture? And what are the societal, economic, as well as community and ethical implications of the art world? Then the master specialisation Arts, Culture and Society is the right programme for you.

Key Facts & Figures

Mode of study
Full-time | Part-time
Instruction language
1 year
Study points (EC)
Start date
Application Deadline (EEA)
15 May
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The study programme in a nutshell

Arts, Culture and Society offers a unique approach that integrates insights into present-day modes of production, distribution and consumption of arts and culture beyond and across national cultural boundaries. The specialisation provides you with the tools to understand the cultural sectors unique needs specific to art organisations and cultural industries.


Why this study

''Great that people could bring different knowledge to the table whether they were from a more art historical background, a background in fashion, a marketing background.''

Arts, Culture and Society by Emily

Arts, Culture and Society by Emily

What you will learn

  • Learn to understand the interrelations between the arts and society, using cutting-edge insights in policy and audiences;
  • analyse, and tackle the challenges arts and culture face in today’s society;
  • envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organisation of arts and culture using cutting-edge insights on policy, marketing, audiences, and education;
  • learn the skills to advise and assist cultural organisations with their knowledge of audience and distribution and their understanding of public tastes and motivations;
  • gain a broad and in-depth perspective on arts and culture through the diverse and international classroom.
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Career opportunities after graduation

Arts, Culture and Society prepares you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, festivals, and publishers. But also, 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.

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