MA Art, Literature and Society

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Program Description

MA Art, Literature and Society

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

What critical role do artists, philosophers, writers and poets play in today’s society? What is the point of art in public spaces?What can your role as a future student of culture mean to society? If you are passionate about such issues, the master’s programme in Art, Literature and Society could be the programme for you.The programme is aimed at critical and creative thinkers who have a large array of interests. As a graduate of this programme, you will have broad insights into modern day questions of national and international importance. You will also have experience conducting incisive debates and will be able to contribute to contemporary discussions surrounding art and literature.

You can choose to follow this programme completely in English or completely in Dutch.You will get an MA in Arts and Culture with a specialisation in Art, Literature and Society.

Why this programme?
The masterArt, Literature and Society addresses contemporary debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy and culture. The key term here is interdisciplinarity: you learn to approach debates not as a philosopher, student of literature, sociologist or art historian, but rather as a student of culture who can combine different approaches from all of these various disciplines.

You will use interdisciplinary insights to debate issues such as:

  • The critique of nationalism in recent German literature
  • The humanities in academia
  • Architecture and politics
  • Fascism and modernism
  • Darwinian aesthetics
  • Are we our brain?
  • The role of art in the future of democracy

The debates and discussions you will have during the programme, as well as the lectures and skills trainings, will help you:

  • Develop broad insights into current issues in art and literature that are of national and international importance
  • Gain experience engaging in impassioned debates and tackling a range of contemporary controversies
  • Learn to infuse your academic practice with an element of personality, just as an artist would with a painting
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
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Information
Deadline
June 1, 2018
*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
Locations
Netherlands - Maastricht
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline June 1, 2018
*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2018
Netherlands - Maastricht
Application deadline June 1, 2018
*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Price 2,060 EUR/year (EEA); 13,000 EUR/year (Non-EEA)
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