• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The creative industries is a fast-changing sector where the focus always seems to be on the tension between creativity and commerce. You may wonder how it could be any different, in a world where creativity has become a commodity. The Creative Industries programme at Radboud University we address such questions.

About

Why study the Creative Industries programme at Radboud University 

  • We approach the creative industries with a strong focus on culture: we put the creative object, product or process itself at the centre of the study. This emphasis makes our approach unique in the Netherlands.
  • We look at many areas of the creative industry: not just fashion, music, film and television, but also (social) media and education.
  • We take a practical approach to this field by looking not just at the big players, like global conglomerates but also at small and medium enterprises, not forgetting the one-man/woman companies.
  • Our programme is hands-on, with several assignments a week challenging you to develop the ‘soft skills’ to be successful in the labour market.
  • We have close contacts with art and cultural organisations in and around Nijmegen. You can use these contacts to get a real taste of the industries you’re going to be working in.

Career prospects

This Master’s will help you develop the reflective, inquisitive and critical attitude you need to succeed in this field, while closely looking at research methods and discussions currently surrounding these topics. 

You will familiarise yourself with policy papers, business plans, scripts for the future, advanced knowledge of the industries based on the creative product. 

You will also be able to assess future trends, especially where the industry is concerned. 

In short, you will have the skills you need to contribute to the development of the young and dynamic creative sector.

Job positions

To give you an idea of possible jobs, here a sample of jobs our graduates are now doing:

  • Trend watcher for companies
  • Consultant art education for an educational organisation
  • Consultant ‘quality television’ for a national commercial television station
  • Cultural policy-maker for the government
  • Festival organiser
  • Webmaster at a museum
  • Programme organiser at a film festival

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Course Creative Industries
  • Thinking through Fashion
  • Music Industry
  • Global Media Industries 
  • Creativity in Context
  • Activism in the Creative Industries
  • Things: Material Culture and the Politics of Identity
  • Creativity and Arts Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Radboud University will consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but we may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed Bachelor's degree in Creative Industries: Cultural Studies, Art History or a Bachelor's of Arts with at least 45 EC in Art History, Cultural Studies and/or Cultural Policy. Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma. The Admission Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted.
  • Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11472 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2148 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

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