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Study programme of Arts and Culture Studies

Instruction modes


  • Curriculum year 1

    During the first year of the English-taught Bachelor’s programme in Arts and Culture Studies, you will build a solid repertoire of knowledge about the history of the western arts and discover a plurality of theories about them. In addition, you will acquire the skills necessary to analyse texts, music and images (both moving and still), and you will learn how to reflect on them in academic English.

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  • Curriculum year 2

    In the second year of the English-taught Bachelor’s programme in Arts and Culture Studies you will deepen and broaden the knowledge acquired in the first year and choose from a number of electives, focusing on different aspects of North- and South-American and European Culture.

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  • Curriculum year 3

    In the third year, theory and practice are combined and you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to find solutions to social issues of topical relevance. This will be done as part of a minor. We offer a variety of minors on a social theme, varying from gender and other forms of diversity to migration and big data. Choosing one of these themes will help you put focus in your programme, making it easier to set yourself apart from others when entering the labour market.

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This programme has a binding study advice

Minimum ECTS
This study programme consists of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) per year. At the end of the first year you will need to have accumulated a minimum of 45 ECTS in order to receive a positive BSA to continue your studies in the second year. Failing to meet this minimum requirement and receiving a negative BSA means that you are no longer allowed to continue with your studies. Of course, we will consider outstanding circumstances such as sickness or other personal factors. Your study advisor or mentor will regularly discuss your study results with you so that you are not faced with any surprises.

Study abroad

During your Bachelor's programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV. Please see the International Office web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.