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Arts and Culture - Comparative Arts and Media Studies

12 months
16830 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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In this Arts and Culture - Comparative Arts and Media Studies MA programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam  you will explore historical, theoretical and analytical perspectives on these phenomena while also examining exhibition and archival practices.


The  Arts and Culture - Comparative Arts and Media Studies MA programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers you a unique opportunity to study cultural processes that take place across various media, formats and art forms. 

The Comparative Arts and Media Studies programme combines a strong conceptual and theoretical grounding with the analysis of concrete curatorial and artistic practices. Our teaching draws on multiple perspectives to help students to situate themselves in the field and further develop their ability to think critically. The comparative approach to practices of spectatorship, processes of mediation and exhibition is unique in the Netherlands.

Entering the job market

After completing the Master's programme, our graduates have worked at:

  • Academies and other educational institutions
  • Museums, archives, galleries and art foundations: as curators, curator assistants, researchers, archivists and managers of private collections, project managers, marketing & communication officers and educators.
  • The world of film, TV and games: as content, social media and communication managers, planners, and as professional film, video- and (mobile) game makers and scriptwriters
  • Festival and event organisations: as directors and curators, and their assistants
  • Private enterprises: specialised in website improvement, content management, marketing & communication, project management, and consultancy
  • National and local governments
  • Professional copywriting and sponsoring

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • CAMS: Key Concepts
  • Media Aesthetics (After the Media)
  • Crossmedial Exhibitions
  • Trending Topics Arts and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit can still apply until 1 June




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of your valid passport or ID (ID only for EU residents)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Transcript of records
  • Thesis (or another sample of academic writing)
  • A description of the relevant courses you have taken during your previous higher education and a list of all the main literature. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16830 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 Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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