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Media, Art and Performance Studies

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24 months
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17078 EUR/year
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The Media, Art and Performance Studies programme offered by the Utrecht University is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based programme which offers an advanced training in academic research skills appropriate for today's highly dynamic and interdisciplinary field of media, visual arts and performance.

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Overview

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 offered by 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

Research Questions

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.

Career Prospects

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • 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 
  • Emerging and Transforming Media, Art and Performance 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
93
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17078 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17078 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Bright Minds Fellowships
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
  • Student grant and loan system
  • Tuition fee loan
  • Erasmus+ Master loans
  • Canadian student loans
  • US Federal Loans

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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