Arts, Culture and Media, M.A.

Arts, Culture and Media, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
In the Master's track Arts, Culture and Media programme offered by the University of Groningen, students examine the role of the arts in society. In particular, students gain insight into arts worlds and their organization, aesthetic dimensions, social impact, and the value of arts education for contemporary culture.


The Culture and Media programme is offered by the University of Groningen. Further, students learn to analyse and interpret artistic expressions with an enhanced view of how arts phenomena convey, negotiate, or hasten cultural change. Additionally, the program explores how the arts relate to economic, social, and technical developments in an increasingly mediated world. Digitalization and globalization remain import concepts for this study.

As a student of this programme you choose to specialize in one of five specialisations:

  • Arts, Politics and Management
  • Arts Cognition and Education
  • Film Studies
  • Music Studies
  • Theatre and Performing Arts Studies


Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Art, Cognition and Education 
  • Art and Cultural Change 
  • Art and Cultural Education at School 
  • Arts and New Media 
  • Arts Marketing II 
  • Arts Policy 
  • Film: Contemporary Complex Cinema
  • Film: Documentary Film
  • Film: New Media Technologies 
  • Film: The Film Experience 
  • Literature 
  • Music: Classical Music in a Post-Institutional Era 
  • Music: Music, Mobilities and Cities 
  • Music: Music and Globalization 
  • Sociology of Arts 
  • Theatre: Dramaturgy 
  • Theatre: Stages of the World 
  • Ma Internship Arts, Culture and Media 
  • Master's Thesis: Arts, Culture and Media.
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

                                    Detailed Programme Facts

                                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                                    • Credits
                                      60 ECTS
                                    • Languages
                                      • English
                                    • Delivery mode
                                      On Campus

                                    English Language Requirements

                                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                    Academic Requirements

                                    Previous education

                                    Bachelor's degree in Arts, Culture and Media or in a related field, such as:

                                    • Arts Philosophy
                                    • Arts Sociology
                                    • Arts Policy
                                    • Film
                                    • Music
                                    • Theatre
                                    • Literature

                                    Minimum language requirement for MA:

                                    • Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International Applies to you

                                      11400 EUR/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 11400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                      2006 EUR/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                    Living costs for Groningen

                                    • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
                                      Living Costs

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


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