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Arts and Society

Utrecht University

12 months
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17500 EUR/year
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About

The Arts and Society programme at Utrecht University will prepare you to operate as a leading figure in the global arts, media, and cultural sectors of the future.

Overview

The Arts and Society programme at Utrecht University is designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. 

As a student in this programme you will explore, for example, the dynamics and dilemmas within existing mainstream culture and its relationship with a growing number of “alternative” cultural practices, new models of creative production and industry, and the ever-increasing role of the arts in social justice.

Our Master’s programme is unique in many ways:

  • You will benefit from interdisciplinary programme content that places a special emphasis on grassroots and participatory arts in social contexts.
  • The Department of Media and Culture Studies, our programme's home, is a community of world class scholars whose teaching and research complement Arts and Society.
  • You will be trained in highly innovative social research skills that combine methodological rigor, creative expression and critical engagement with the arts practices.
  • You will learn from faculty with international expertise and benefit from a curriculum with a global orientation.
  • Through our organisational partnerships in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America, and Latin America, you will get a chance to meet and interact with arts professionals working in a wide variety of contexts.
  • You will have a broad range of opportunities for student exchange and joint research through our numerous academic partnerships across the globe.

Careers

The Master's programme in Arts and Society prepares arts professionals for a range of careers:
  • Arts-focused public sector enterprise and non-profit organisations
  • Festival/event conceptualization and planning
  • Education, community outreach or audience development for mainstream arts institutions such as museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls.
  • Arts-based community organizing and advocacy
  • Urban planning, design and strategy
  • Design thinking and creative strategy and research
  • Creative management, producer
  • Arts collectives and foundations
  • Grant-making foundations
  • Ministries of Culture

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching Arts & Society
  • Thinking Arts & Society: Concepts And Issues
  • Exploring Arts & Society: Institutions And Beyond
  • Researching Arts And Society
  • Curating Arts & Society
  • Internship Ma Arts And Society
  • Thesis Ma Arts And Society

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will be considered for admission if you have a Bachelor’s diploma from a Dutch university (or international equivalent) and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight and skills:

  • You are able to interpret and apply complex theories in the field of art and society (e.g., the social turn in the arts, applied arts, art policy), as demonstrated by having obtained at least 15 EC in this field at advanced Bachelor level.
  • You are able to design, perform, analyze and report on scientific research in at least one of the following fields: applied arts, arts policy, cultural studies, media studies, literary studies, performance studies, sociology of the arts, or cultural anthropology.

  • You possess good social and intercultural communication skills that enable you to professionally collaborate with fellow students and arts professionals.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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