12 months
16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The creative industries is a fast-changing sector where the focus always seems to be on the tension between creativity and commerce. Creativity has become a commodity. In the Master's specialisation in Creative Industries at Radboud University you will study these questions and examine the cultural aspects of creative production in the role of adding value and significance.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Creative Industries focuses on the interplay between media, creativity and innovation, along with technology and larger global processes. We examine the cultural aspects of creative production in the role of adding value and significance to creative industries.

This programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to creative industries. This includes examining the cultural and social aspects of creativity in context. You can also explore topics such as activism or material culture.

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.

What will you learn?

  • Develop a reflective, inquisitive and critical view of creative industries

  • Learn about the cultural aspects and importance of creative industries in context

  • Learn how to add different values and significance to creative industries

  • Learn about the interplay of creativity, technology and artistic production

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

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
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

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.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

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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