Are you ready to investigate museum displays from multiple perspectives? Are you keen to intern at a museum, directly contributing to curating exhibitions yourself? And are you looking to become a curator of the future?
The Dual Master’s in Curating Art and Cultures is a unique, two-year programme offered jointly by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and leading museums and cultural institutions in the Netherlands.
You will spend half of the programme taking core courses related to curating and collecting, as well as elective courses in your field of interest, such as art history, cultural history or design. The other half of the programme provides you with the unique opportunity to do an internship at one of our partner institutions, spending an entire year under the supervision of a curator and contributing first-hand to several projects in the museum.
Alumni from the programme have gone on to find various curatorial positions at museums in the Netherlands and abroad, including:
- Van Gogh Museum
- Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
- Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam
- Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
- Museum for World Cultures (Tropenmuseum)
- Teylers Museum in Haarlem
- RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague
- Museum Arnhem
- Collecting, Curating and Display
- Curating Practices in the Contemporary World
- Master Thesis
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Liberal Arts Museum Studies View 36 other Masters in Visual Arts in Netherlands
The Dual Master’s programme in Curating Art and Cultures is open for application to students with a Bachelor’s degree from VU Amsterdam, UvA or an equivalent, recognised degree from another university in:
- Art History
- Media, Kunst, Design en Architectuur (Media, Art, Design and Architecture)
- Cultural Studies
International16830 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16830 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.