Arts, Culture & Society
Master the world of arts and culture

Study programme

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.

Fulltime/part time

The Master Arts, Culture & Society can be followed fulltime or part time. When you study part time, 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 part time programme. If you want to know more about a particular course, you can enter the course code in the Course Guide.

Schedule part time - first year

TermCoursesCourse code
1

Seminar 1: Advanced Sociology of Arts and Culture

Seminar 2: Critical Heritage Studies

CC4024

CC4006

2

Research Seminar (choose 2 out of 3)

  • Creative Cities
  • Artistic Careers
  • Ethnographic Research into Culture Participation

Or: Choose 1 elective and 1 seminar

 

CC4022

CC4018

CC4023

3

Thematic seminar (choose 1 out of 7)

  • Media Tourism
  • Cultural Management
  • Arts Education
  • International Art Markets
  • Economics of Fashion, Design and Architecture
  • The Changing Social and Economic Position of Arts in Society: A Combined Economic, Sociological and Historic Approach
  • Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art: A History of Convergence

 

CC4015

CC4105

CC4017

CC4117

CC4119

CC4121

CC4025

4- 

Schedule part time - second year

TermCoursesCourse code
1

Seminar 3: Cultural Policy

Master Thesis Class

CC4011

CC4008

2

Seminar 4: Art, Audiences and Perception

Master Thesis Class

CC4021

CC4008

3Start Master's thesisCC4050
4Finish Master's thesisCC4050

 

Study programme

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