MA Arts and Heritage

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Program Description

MA Arts and Heritage

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 30, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
- 2,083 EUR/year (EEA); 13,800 EUR/year (Non-EEA)
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*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
Locations
Netherlands - Maastricht, Limburg
Start date : Sept. 2019
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*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
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Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Maastricht, Limburg
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*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
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