A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.
The Arts refers to programs that focus on intellectual type topics that are not always as straightforward as science and math. Those wishing to play a creative role in contributing to the community would be interested in the arts.
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.
Top Master Programs in Arts in Netherlands 2016/2017
The Research Master’s in Critical Studies in Art & Culture is a two-year programme which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The programme deals with ... [+]
Master in Critical Studies in Art & Culture (Research)
This two-year programme is unique in the Netherlands. With special emphasis on methodological and theoretical issues, it interrelates perspectives from art history, media studies, design studies and architectural history. It fosters the acquisition of knowledge, analytical skills and a capacity to critically reflect on historical and contemporary developments in the cultural industries. It centers on the analysis of “visual objects” (from landscapes, cities and buildings to artworks in various media, film, television, design and games) in their social, institutional, economic and ideological contexts. The programme is taught in English.... [-]
The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skill [+]
The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. [+]
At the Master Interior Architecture you will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and to realize that concept. [+]
A Master's programme with a focus on the European dimension of spatial planning, spatial and environmental policy and regional economic development. [+]
When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes one year to complete. The academic [+]
Master of Music
When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes one year to complete. The academic programme can be tailored to your individual needs. To be eligible for admission to the Master's programme, you must hold a music diploma from a recognized institution in the Netherlands (Bachelor of Music), or have attained a comparable level by other means, tailored to the academic programme offered by Maastricht Academy of Music. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.
Alliance The Master of Music programme is offered by Maastricht Academy of Music and Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg. These institutions are part of the Fontys and Zuyd University Alliance for Arts Education [Dutch: Alliantie voor de Kunsten Fontys en Zuyd], a joint arts venture between Zuyd University and Fontys University of Professional Education.AdmissionIn accordance with the requirements of all art faculties, you will be required to take an admission examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Apart from General Admission Requirements you need to comply with Specific Admission Requirements.The Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]
Archaeologists with a Master's in Mediterranean Archaeology are exceptionally suited to follow a professional career in archaeology. They will have... [+]
Master in Mediterranean Archaeology
A shared strength of the UvA and VU Amsterdam is their long tradition of conducting research in the Mediterranean area. This can be seen from the large amount of fieldwork projects in Italy and Greece, as well the museum collections in the Allard Pierson Museum. The two specialisations interlink with the long, yet very current, disciplinary traditions of the UvA and VU Amsterdam, which include attention for the study of the basis of archaeology, objects and – for interaction and connection – also creators and users.
The master's programme Mediterranean Archaeology offers two specializations:Issues of objects and peoples... [-]
The Master’s programme Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage is not fixed to geographical or chronological boundaries, but deals thematically with archaeological... [+]
Master in Landscape and Heritage
The Master’s programme Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage is not fixed to geographical or chronological boundaries, but deals thematically with archaeological landscapes and archaeological heritage in many different societies. In the specialization Landscape Archaeology, the cultural landscape will be addressed from many perspectives. The specialization Archaeological Heritage focuses on the varieties of meanings that archaeological remains can obtain in modern society.
The Master's programme Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage distinguishes two specializations:
Landscape ArchaeologyLandscape archaeology is a specialism which is well developed at VU Amsterdam and the UvA. The Netherlands (large scale excavations) and the Mediterranean (surface surveys) form the historical landscapes on which fieldwork is conducted, and are also the focal points for ongoing research projects about the use of GIS in archaeology and villa landscapes in the north of the Roman Empire.Core themes in the programme are: ecological and economic dimensions of interrelationship between man and landscape; the historical stratification of landscapes; the ‘past in the past’; landscape and identity.... [-]
The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies focuses on intermedialities in relation to cinema, television, digital media, literature and visual arts. Intermedialities... [+]
Master in Comparative Arts and Media Studies
The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies focuses on intermedialities in relation to cinema, television, digital media, literature and visual arts. Intermedialities are crossovers and interrelations between the arts and the media, but also within and between various media. These have been intensified with the arrival of digital media and the “hypermedium” that arises from the on-screen interplay of words, images, and sounds and through the convergence of cinema, television, radio, journalism, e-books, and photography on the web.
Core coursesThe programme is built around four main courses: Reading Concepts of Intermediality, Cross-Media Storytelling, Crossmedial Exhibitions, and The Art of Comparison: The Cinematic City.The first semester consists of two introductory courses on core theoretical frameworks of intermediality studies:... [-]
The research Master’s programme aims to deliver well equipped researchers in the field of Ancient Studies. It focuses on the cultures and societies of the... [+]
Master in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research)
The research Master’s programme aims to deliver well equipped researchers in the field of Ancient Studies. It focuses on the cultures and societies of the Mediterranean region, Western Europe and Western Asia in the period from c. 1000 BC to 500 AD.The programme offers a good mix of disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and research. Disciplinary because the programme builds on the specializations offered in your Bachelor’s programme; interdisciplinary because you make use of the results of related disciplines during the so-called ‘core modules’ . These are two interdisciplinary tutorials, in which members of the teaching staff from various disciplines from the department of Ancient Studies and Archaeology teach you how to approach a shared research theme from different perspectives and to provide theoretical underpinning for this theme.Opting for the research Master’s programme will bring you into an inspiring research environment. The department of Ancient Studies and Archaeology has been extremely successful of recent years in creating research opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral research students, including large thematic projects which have room for a number of doctoral and postdoctoral research students.... [-]
The Master’s programme in Archaeology of North Western Europe covers the period from the Late Iron Age into the Early Modern period. The two specialisations... [+]
Master in Archaeology of North Western Europe
The Master’s programme in Archaeology of North Western Europe covers the period from the Late Iron Age into the Early Modern period. The two specialisations in this programme are Late Iron Age and Roman archaeology of North Western Europe and Medieval and Early Modern archaeology.Vrije Universieit Amsterdam has a leading position in research and teaching in the field of late prehistory and the Roman era in Western Europe, with special reference to Dutch archaeology, while archaeology of the Middle Ages and the early modern period is one of the specialisms at the University of Amsterdam. The two universities together thus cover 3000 years of Western European archaeology. This programme devotes considerable attention to settlement archaeology, the archaeology of sanctuaries and burial sites, integration processes in the Roman Empire and studies of city centres and material culture. There are close links between the teaching in all these areas and the results of recent fieldwork and other ongoing research, from Roman villa landscapes in the southern Netherlands to the shipyards of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in the heart of Amsterdam.... [-]
The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from... [+]
Master in Ancient studies
The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point. At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient Languages or Philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society.Questions you come across are, for example: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times. How did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? There are a lot of texts about dreams originating from the classical world (from Mesopotamia to Rome and Byzantium). Can we learn more about the people of antiquity by studying these dreams? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: For once don’t compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.Core moduleThe core module of this degree programme is "Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies". In this module, lecturers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam deal with a number of key themes from the field of Ancient studies that have been the subject of heated debates. You will write a paper on one of these debates. Depending on your background, you will specialize further in Ancient history and Archaeology, Latin language and culture, Greek language and culture or Mesopotamian language and culture of the first millennium B.C.... [-]
In September 2011 the Dance Academy started with a two-year, part-time English HBO Master in Choreography. The course is designed to accommodate the needs of choreographers working in amateur, educational and professional fields; self-employed, freelance, or as [+]
Master in Choreography
Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg
In September 2011 the Dance Academy started with a two-year, part-time English HBO Master in Choreography. The course is designed to accommodate the needs of choreographers working in amateur, educational and professional fields; self-employed, freelance, or as employees of a professional company, academy, agency, institution or university. The programme focuses on the teaching of concepts, theories and principles in support of creative processes and offers a unique opportunity to extend creative, conceptual and intellectual skills, knowledge and attitudes.... [-]
Master of Arts - Media, Art, Design & Technology (MADtech) is all about combining art and technology, creating hybrid forms of art, using traditional as well as brand new, unexpected means, content and media. Experimentation, tinkering and playing are vital methods for developing your work, backed up by thorough reflection. Artistic technology research is therefore a major part of the master programme. You will take part in collaborative artistic research projects, exploring the possibilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture. This will help you to understand the links between aesthetics, technology, materiality, thinking and politics. [+]
The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you. [+]
Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations are an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.
SpecialisationsYou can choose from the following English-taught specialisations: Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture
Course programmeAll three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements: Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanites 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]