Arts and Culture Studies

SubjectArts, Humanities


Type of DegreeBA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 6,700

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Arts and culture are your passion, whether you listen mainly to house music or prefer to spend hours walking around a museum. A career behind the scenes of this multifaceted sector is your ambition. Then Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Culture Studies is your ideal ticket.

In Rotterdam you will learn the social significance of art and culture. You will develop a broad vision of art with a capital A, but also of popular culture. You will analyse the domain of the Visual Arts, the film industry, the music industry, the publishing business, the performing arts and the world of mass media. 

You will examine how the world of art and culture functions. In addition, you will get to know the parties involved in the creation, distribution and consumption of culture. You will practice writing articles and will learn the intricacies of social scientific research.

A combination of Economics, Sociology, History and Media Science prepares you to deal with the challenges for which the art world is known, from different perspectives.

Why study International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies in Rotterdam?

You choose the IBACS programme because:

  • study in the cultural capital of the Netherlands, Rotterdam;
  • versatile programme with practical orientation;
  • small work groups, in combination with lectures;
  • renowned lecturers with extensive practical experience;
  • international perspective on arts and culture;
  • after graduation widely employable;
  • possibility of studying abroad

Career opportunities International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies

In many respects, the Arts and Culture sector can be called dynamic. In this world, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are key concepts. These are characteristics that typify not only artists, they are also increasingly essential for you, as an arts and culture specialist, involved with art and culture behind the scenes.

Curriculum International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies

The three years of the bachelor programme are each divided into four course blocks. For most of the first year courses, you attend lectures and tutorials. The main outlines of different theories are treated in the lectures, then in groups of about 20 students you examine these in further detail. You complete each course with an exam, with assignments or a combination of both. In your second and third year you attend research workshops and seminars where a particular topic is treated in more depth. You complete the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies with a bachelor’s thesis, under proper individual supervision.

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