Cultural Studies - Art, Media and Society

SubjectArts, Culture

LevelMaster

Type of DegreeMA

CostEUR 2,006 2017/2018

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Course description

Art, Media and Society is an English-taught specialisation of the MA Cultural Studies at Tilburg University.

The Master’s in Art, Media and Society focuses on the transformations that cultural products undergo as a result of digitalisation and globalisation. In this programme you will analyse how digital cultural products and artefacts critically reflect societal issues, such as the financial crisis, the rise of populism or the ‘tyranny of intimacy’ of social media. Furthermore, you will investigate the public impact of activities carried out by a range of different authors and artists. You will use theories and analytical tools to understand what is at stake here. Central questions are: How can art reshape the public sphere? What are new dimensions of information in the current public sphere?

As a student of Art, Media and Society, you take an interdisciplinary approach to media and art in the modern digital and cultural diverse society, and find yourself at the interface between culture, media, aesthetics and politics.

In this Master’s you study digital cultural products and artefacts in contemporary society: phenomena of high and mass culture as well as fashion and advertising, narrative forms of expression such as journalism and personal blogging, as well as literature and visual art focusing on varied purposes: to articulate human rights, to challenge neoliberal development, and to forge alternative local and transnational solidarities. You investigate how information circulates in various contexts, what the social, political and ethical implications are of cultural products, and how roles of producing and consuming these products are negotiated.

In addition, you study theories about the way cultural products and artefacts are experienced and responded to. You practice and further develop your ability to communicate your knowledge and to define, formulate, develop and implement projects. The purpose of the Master’s specialisation in Art, Media and Society is to educate professionals with clear profiles.

Career Prospects

Art, media and society prepares you for a career in today’s global, digital and cultural diverse society. An average of 80 % of our students finds a job within a year after graduating. Our alumni work in the (online) media sector, in education, as programmer of film, theater, festival or debate. The third unit of the Master’s programme is especially focused on developing the specific role of the cultural scholar in society.

The program prepares you for a job in the cultural sector, or the media sector, in which you have to organise, analyse, interpret, write and present.


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