Arts and Culture

SubjectArts, Culture


Type of DegreeMaster of Art

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 16,000

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Course Description:

High fashion and nerdy technology? Tourism and literature? Perhaps not the likeliest combinations, but nowadays they turn out to be highly complementary. If you want to know how and why, Creative Industries might just be the right Master’s programme for you.

The creative sector has grown into a proper industry: companies and social institutions borrow ideas from artists and designers, the tourist industry happily uses literary concepts in their marketing, and classical music, art and museums play a large role in city branding. The fashion industry has already proven that creativity and commerce fit together effortlessly, but this development needs to be evaluated critically from a historical and theoretical perspective. The Creative IndustriesMaster's degree, which is unique to the Netherlands, provides you with the tools to do just that.

The Arts & Culture Master’s has one specialisation available in English:

Theory and practice
During the programme you will study the (post)industrial society as a cultural phenomenon. The case studies you will work with include the fashion-industry, new media and the role of images, and the tourist industry. You will also analyse themes such as creativity and the so-called ‘21st Century Skills’ in policy-making and education, the relationships between subjects and material culture, and how cultural heritage can be effectively incorporated in today’s ‘participation society'.

Course options cover areas including fashion, tourism, media, trend watching, creativity in context, material culture, the politics of identity, and creative and arts education.


Cooperation in the region

The MA course works together with the following partners: the province of Gelderland, cultural centre LUX, cultural centre Doornroosje, cultural centre Wintertuin, Film festival Go Short, Valkhof Museum, Van Abbe Museum, Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, Textile Museum Tilburg, Philips Research, the Royal Library (Huygens Institute), Centre of Expertise for Fashion in Arnhem, and art collections in companies like AKZO/Nobel Art Foundation. Cooperation consists in internships, guest lectures, and exchange in education, policy and research.


Career Prospects

This degree is designed for students who want to make a career in the area where art meets commerce and highbrow meets lowbrow. This degree 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. After completing the programme, you will have the skills you need to contribute to the development of the young and dynamic creative sector.


Go to Radboud University website for additional course information.


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