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Arts and Culture Studies

Welcome prospective student Arts and Culture Studies!

Arts and Culture Studies focuses on art in its various forms: fine arts, literature, music, theatre and film, as well as digital media and popular culture. 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, North American and global views on culture.

On this page you can find all information with regard to your first year of the Arts and Culture Studies programme in Nijmegen!

Study advisor Arts and Culture Studies

lieneke_settonHello, I am Lieneke Setton. As study advisor I am your first point of contact within the study programme.

If you already have a question about the Bachelor, or if you would like to meet, then please make an appointment via the link below.

KNUS: The study association of ACW and ACS


Every year, the study association KNUS organises fun and educational activities for its members. When you become a member of the study association, you can take part of several activities in the coming year. Furthermore, you can make use of discounts for, among others, your textbooks, and you'll receive the newsletter. Becoming a member is very easy during the Orientation Week. We advise you to become a member before September 1st, so you are informed on time of all activities. You can also keep an eye on our website, Instagram, and Facebook.

Ordering books and readers

Books you will need during the courses can be ordered from book supplier Dekker v.d. Vegt. As a member of the KNUS study association, you will receive a 10% discount on the study books during the ordering period. Are you not a member yet? Click here for more information about the membership! Some courses may require readers. In the study guide you will find per course whether you need a reader. Make sure you order your readers before the start of the academic year from the Dictatencentrale.

Weekly overview (example)

This is what your week could look like during the first period! The dark blue columns represent lectures, whereas the lighter blue ones represent seminars. You are also able to see at what time you have class, who is teaching it, and where your class takes place. You'll receive more information about your personal schedule when you're fully enrolled. Depending on corona measures, this could be either online ("At home") or on campus ("Fysiek college"). Click here for more abbreviations of classrooms and lecture halls, as well as a campus map.