MA Arts and Heritage

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Program Description

What is the societal and academic significance of 'art', 'heritage' and 'culture'? Why do we value certain works of art, heritage or cultural practices and not others? How do different ways of interpreting and presenting the arts and cultural heritage affect our ideas about the past, present, and future? If you are interested in finding the answers to questions like these, and you have a passion for art and cultural heritage, the master’s program Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management, and Education might be the right choice for you.

In this program, which you can choose to follow in English orDutch, you will develop the academic and professional knowledge and skills you will need to become a policy maker, art manager, museum curator or educator. This internationally-oriented program approaches art and cultural heritage from different perspectives. You will also have plenty of opportunities to concentrate on your specific areas of interest.

Why this program?
The master’s program in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management, and Education examines the concepts of ‘heritage’ and ‘art’ as expressions of both past and present culture. You will develop insights into these key concepts and how their meaning has changed throughout history. You will evaluate and debate issues related to appreciation, interpretation, use, management, and policy. The program will also teach you academic skills and professional skills in the practical organization and development of artistic projects in the context of cultural management.

What will you learn?
You will study the time-, place- and group-dependent definitions of art, culture and cultural heritage, and you will learn how these differences translate into different cultural practices. You will also gain a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of cultural policy, conservation, management, marketing, interpretation, presentation, and education in arts and heritage.

During the program, you will gain insights into different scientific approaches to these cultural practices and you will be familiarised with the most important theories, concepts and research methods from art history, history, museology, cultural sociology and the economics of arts and culture.

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is one of the six faculties at Maastricht University. It was founded in 1994. There are approximately 240 employees and around 1800 students. The format ... Read More

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is one of the six faculties at Maastricht University. It was founded in 1994. There are approximately 240 employees and around 1800 students. The format of the education is, like at all the faculties of Maastricht University, based on the principle of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The faculty is internationally oriented and most of the programmes are offered in English. Its students come from all over the world. The faculty is located in the centre of Maastricht, in two renovated buildings on the Grote Gracht: the ‘Hof van Tilly’ and the ‘Soirongebouw’. Read less