Taught course

Arts, Culture and Media

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA Art & Culturesciences

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Arts, Culture and Media or in a related field, such as: - Arts Philosophy - Arts Sociology - Arts Policy - Film - Music - Theatre - Literature Minimum language requirement for MA: TOEFL internet based (itb): 92/93 (with a minimum of 21 on all items) IELTS Academic Module: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for all components)

Months of entry


Course content

What is the role of the arts in society? How do arts worlds influence local economies and communities? This program offers insight into these relevant issues relating to contemporary arts worlds.

In the Master's program Arts, Culture and Media/ Mapping Arts in Society students examine the role of the arts in society. In particular, students gain insight into arts worlds and their organization, aesthetic dimensions, social impact and the efficacy of arts education for contemporary culture. Further, students learn to analyse and interpret artistic expressions with an enhanced view of how arts phenomena convey, negotiate or hasten cultural change. Additionally, the program explores how the arts relate to economic, social and technical developments in an increasingly mediated world. Digitalization and globalization remain import concepts for this study.

As a student of this program you choose an arts framework:

  • Arts Policy and Marketing
  • Arts Analysis and Critique
  • Arts Education

In addition, you choose an art form to situate your professional framework:

  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Theater

You complete the program with an internship and your thesis.
The one-year Master's program in Arts, Culture and Media is a specialization within the Master's degree in Arts and Culture.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
€ 2006
International students
€ 11400

Grantfinder University of Groningen.

Qualification and course duration

MA Art & Culturesciences

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Lucia van Heteren