Pre-master Arts and Culture Studies
Promising candidates who do not meet all entry requirements, can apply for one of the two one-year pre-master programmes. Depending on which master you would like to follow you can either choose for the pre-master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship or the pre-master Arts, Culture and Society.
Developing analytical skills
You will be educated as an academic professional in both pre-masters. As a cultural economics and entrepreneurship student you will be taught to question the way the cultural world is organized from an economic point of view and familiarise yourself with the tricks of the trade of cultural economic research. While as an Arts, Culture and Society students you will learn how to make a critical analysis of issues in the field of the arts and culture.
Both pre-masters focus on writing essays and articles and learn the fine art of conducting social scientific research. At the end of the pre-master year, you can put your newly gained research skills and knowledge to good use when you write your final paper, a Bachelor’s thesis.
A pre-master in Rotterdam
Both the pre-master Arts, Culture and Society and the pre-master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship are highly intensive programmes. The pre-masters are taught entirely in English, you will acquire academic skills, write essays, learn about statistics and conduct your own research. We expect a lot from you, but your efforts will all be rewarded when you can start the Master’s degree programme Arts, Culture and Society or the Master’s degree programme Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship the next year!
Duration of the programme
The pre-master’s programme takes one year (60 ec). It may under certain circumstances take two years to complete. You are required to complete several crucial courses at the Bachelor’s level. There are also courses designed specifically for the pre-master's programme. Those who complete the programme will not receive a diploma but a certificate of admission to the Master’s degree programme Arts, Culture and Society.
Curious about the study programme?
On these pages you can view the study schedule of the pre-master Arts, Culture and Society and the study schedule of the pre-master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship.