Arts and Culture Studies

Bachelor'sArts and Culture Studies

Are you passionate about culture? Are you the first to get tickets to music festivals, plays and art-house films? Are you ready to join the social and political debate on the arts? Then Arts and Culture Studies might be the programme for you.

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Something for you?

  • Study at the best Cultural Studies programme in the Netherlands (ranked nr. 1 in national Elsevier ranking 10 times)
  • Experience small-scale, interactive and international classrooms
  • Enjoy an active cultural life in one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands
  • Study a semester abroad or do an internship in the arts and culture sector
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements
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What will you learn

Arts and Culture Studies focuses on art in its various forms: visual arts, literature, music, theatre, film and architecture, as well as digital media and popular culture. After an introduction to long-term developments in western art history, we zoom in on the art worlds of Europe and the Americas in the past hundred years or so. Our approach is interdisciplinary, comparative and multi-medial: you will not only analyse art forms in and by themselves, but will also learn to compare and contrast them. Students are invited to explore art and culture from a number of theoretical, historical, political and social perspectives, incorporating European and American views on culture. You will learn to discern differences between art forms, and between contemporary and historical valuations of art, as well as how to apply theoretical concepts to analyse cultural phenomena. During the programme you're encouraged to develop your own well-founded vision on art and (popular) culture.

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Bachelor's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.