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About

The Arts and Culture - Comparative Arts and Media Studies programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on the in-betweenness and crossovers in modern and contemporary visual culture.

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Overview

At the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the programme Arts and Culture - Comparative Arts and Media Studies focuses on the in-betweenness and crossovers in modern and contemporary visual culture. By this we mean the interrelations within and between various old and new media, but also between media and visual arts. 

These have been intensified with the arrival of digital media and of the 'hypermedium' that arises from the on-screen interplay of words, images, and sounds and through the technological convergences of cinema, television, radio, and digital media. Our programme offers historical and theoretical perspectives on these phenomena while also taking into account real-life developments in the field of museum practices. Our students have had careers in education and research, media companies, and art institutions.

In the second semester (period 4+5+6) you will get acquainted with intermedialities at work in current crossmedial exhibitions while also writing your Master thesis.

Career Prospects

  • The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies is an internationally oriented course that has close links to real-life practice. 
  • In addition to gaining expertise in theoretical and historical research, you have the opportunity to take an internship that involves research in an area of your choice. 
  • This can prepare you for careers in the fields of education and communication, digital archiving of cultural heritage, or cultural policy and administration. Employers include higher education, museums and art foundations, media companies, events, and corporate businesses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Concepts 
  • Transmedia Storytelling 
  • Media Aesthetics
  • Lecture series Arts & Culture 
  • Crossmedial Exhibitions 
  • Deepen your individual scope with electives or internships
  • Design, History and Culture
  • Collecting Curating and Display I (limited availability, elective at UvA)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.
  • In order to gain admission to one of our Master’s programmes, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
  • The Master’s Arts & Culture with a specialization in Comparative Arts and Media Studies is designed for students with an academic Bachelor’s in either art, film, TV, digital media, or (visual) cultural studies. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14762 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14762 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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