Emerging technologies and practices in transition
The Research Master’s is aimed at excellent students from both the Netherlands and abroad, who have a background in the history and theory of contemporary art, or media and performance studies.
Emerging media, art and performance
As a student of the Media, Art and Performance Studies programme at the Utrecht University , you will be introduced to and specialise in new research areas and methodologies, necessary for investigating emerging media, performance and contemporary art forms within today's rapidly changing culture. In relation to this you will also reflect on the role of the Humanities in both academic and public debates.
Central Concerns in the Programme
- the role and meaning of (visual) media in a mediatised society, inter- and transmedial practices in theatre, dance, film, television, digital media and visual arts
- spectator- and usership, the performative turn in contemporary arts and media
- technology, materiality and corporeal literacies
- game, play and activism
- changing institutions, mobile and/or location-based media, urban interfaces, navigational screen-based practices
- art and media ecologies
In this programme you will reflect on questions such as:
- How have media developed from the time of early cinema up to current new media art?
- How has the definition of 'live' changed alongside these mediatised cultural forms?
- How has the performative turn changed the ways we think about audiences?
- How do media technologies facilitate new methods of self-staging and social performance?
- What is the influence of media and technology on way we curate and educate in museums and archives and other cultural institutions.
This English-language programme prepares you for PhD studies in the Netherlands or abroad. After graduation you will also be qualified for positions in academic or research institutes or cultural organisations requiring specific academic skills in media, art and performance studies at Master's level. The programme can also be an excellent starting point for a career in cultural policy and consultancy in the media sector or art world.
Graduates also find their way to other job markets. For example, an alumnus of the programme now works as a researcher on issues in media history in the Dutch television industry.
Another one has been recruited by the Dutch Ministry of Culture and Education and a third is cross-media researcher at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Others work successfully in the domain of media consultancy.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Humanities Today
- Research Lab Media, Art and Performance Studies
- State of the Art: Transformations in Media, Art and Performance Studies
- Body, Mind, Method: Technology, Embodiment, Perception
- Data Driven Research and Digital Tools for Media, Art and Performance Studies
- Between Media, Art and Performance: Multimedia, Transmedia, Intermedia
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Media Management Media Studies & Mass Media View 12 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Media, Art and Performance Studies if you have a Bachelor’s diploma in Humanities from a Dutch or international university and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight and skills:
- You have a clear interest in Media, Art and Performance Studies as shown by having taken at least 45 EC worth of courses within these fields on Bachelor's level.
- You have demonstrable knowledge of the main types of (current) research issues and methods in the field of Media, Art and/or Performance Studies.
- You have knowledge, insight and skills that are required for designing and carrying out research.
- You have a strong motivation for carrying out scientific research.
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International17280 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17280 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.