Art and Visual Culture

MasterArt and Visual Culture

Whether you wish to specialise in canonical artworks or forms of visual production like advertisement or YouTube videos, the Art and Visual Culture specialisation will develop your ability to research and analyse visual culture thoroughly.

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Something for you?

  • The combination of courses on visual culture and seminars on the theories, methods, and current directions of the humanities as a whole encourages you to look at your field from different perspectives.
  • The research programme, which will prepare you for PhD research, includes the writing of a publishable scholarly article and a proposal for a PhD project.
  • A personal tutor will supervise you in your development as specialist in your field.
  • The Master's specialisation strongly encourages you to go abroad for at least a semester.
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission requirements
The university atmosphere was very inspiring to me, and it constantly encouraged me to broaden my intellectual horizons and search for exciting topics and unusual approaches.
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What will you learn

The Research Master’s specialisation in Art and Visual Culture studies the theories and practices of visual culture from various angles, including the ways in which the interpretation of visual expressions change within particular cultural contexts. This specialisation is designed for cultural scholars, classical archaeologists, and art historians alike. You’ll gain insight into the methods and theories of the humanities at large, as well as those specific to your own field. Throughout the program, you will be offered plenty of opportunities to focus on your own topic in the fields of Art-History, Cultural Studies and Archaeology.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

This programme is primarily intended to prepare its students for an academic career, in particular as PhD researchers. About half of our graduates find such a position in the Netherlands or abroad. The other half also do well and often find academic research-oriented positions. Some of them have been selected as candidates for in company training programs of institutions of higher education or governmental organisations.

After your studies


All research done by students of the Master’s in Art and Visual Culture will be supervised by a researcher at the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH) in Nijmegen. The central theme of RICH is 'Europe in a changing world'. Read here about the research.


Questions about this programme?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


Tuitions & grants

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