Master of Arts Program in Art Studies in Netherlands

Compare MA Degrees in Art Studies in Netherlands 2018

Art Studies

MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

Programs in the Arts range from philosophy to English, vocal performance to instrumental performance, and even culinary arts or fashion. The thread that connects arts programs is that they all have to do with creative learning.

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 of Art Programs in Art Studies in Netherlands 2018

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MA Arts, Business and Creativity

Newcastle University Business School
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2018 Netherlands Groningen + 1 more

This Arts, Business and Creativity MA programme provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who are thinking about starting up, developing, and managing a business or freelance career in a creative industry. The programme has been created by the Business School in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries. It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative... [+]

MA Arts, Business and Creativity

This Arts, Business and Creativity MA programme provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who are thinking about starting up, developing, and managing a business or freelance career in a creative industry. The programme has been created by the Business School in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries. It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political, and, increasingly, international contexts. At the same time, the programme provides students with a setting to start-up a business and to engage in real projects with local/regional stakeholders.... [-]


Master of Arts - Master of Photography

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Breda

The Master of Photography challenges students to think and act outside of traditional definitions of the medium. In a critical and supportive environment, participants ground their practice within the historical and contemporary discourse. [+]

The Master of Photography is a two-year, full-time program. It offers ambitious artists a critical context in which they can deepen their practice and lay the foundation for a long-term, sustainable career in the arts.

An engaged and fluid position

As the only master’s program in the Netherlands dedicated to photography, we operate from the broadest possible definition of the medium. The documentary discourse and lens-based media theory are starting points for an unorthodox variety of cultural production. Students and faculty work in a wide range of contexts, including film, performance, writing, activism and curation.

Curriculum

At the core of the program is the student’s self-directed research and studio practice. A strong theoretical component, combined with mentoring from a faculty of renowned artists, guides students towards the development of process-based approach to artistic production. The qualities and problems specific to lens-based media are explored from within the conceptual realm.... [-]


Master of Arts - Master of Fine Art

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Breda

The Master of Fine Art is committed to empowering artists. Through a deepening of their artistic practice and the exploration of self-organization and alternative models, students gain agency in the context of contemporary art and today’s society. [+]

The Master of Fine Art is a two-year, full-time program. It offers ambitious artists the opportunity to deepen their practice and position themselves firmly within the historical and contemporary discourse.

Artistic agency

The artist’s role in society is changing. At AKV|St.Joost, you will learn not only how to respond to the current challenges and opportunities, but also how to shape this new reality. The program is deeply involved with new models of self-organization, alternative networks, and artist-initiated activities. All tutors have practices engaged in these modes of working, and together with them, you will explore your own position within the contemporary landscape.

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Master of Arts - Master of Animation

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Breda

The Master of Animation is made for emerging professionals committed to broadening their palette and responding to the demands of an expanding field. The program relies upon and thereby cultivates, an innovative attitude. [+]

The Master of Animation is a one-year, full-time program. It offers ambitious animators the opportunity to broaden their expertise and lay the foundation for a long-term, sustainable career in the creative sector.

A field brimming with possibility

Animation professionals work within an increasingly wide range of contexts. The program helps students navigate animation’s expanding field, which includes the essential role it has long played in the cinema, but also exciting new applications in design, games and interactive media. Students are challenged to find novel ways to enter these areas and to establish their own position within them.

Curriculum

The student’s self-directed research and studio practice are at the center of the program. We work with you to create substantial professional growth, based on your background, research path and ambitions. The program is geared towards animators and designers who have experience with the moving image.... [-]


MA in Arts and Culture (research)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Are you interested in Art and Culture? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this is the Master's degree you are looking for. [+]

Are you interested in Art and Culture? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this is the Master's degree you are looking for.

In the two-year Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture, you can choose between two tracks.

The track in Literary and Cultural Studies offers you an advanced study of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will specialize in one of the involved art forms: literature, film, theatre, music or multimedia forms.

Programme options Literary and cultural studies (track)

The two-year Master's track in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture.... [-]


MA in Arts, Culture and Media

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

What is the role of the arts in society? How do the arts reflect, and direct the worldviews of individuals and communities? This track offers insight into these relevant issues relating to the contemporary arts. [+]

What is the role of the arts in society? How do the arts reflect, and direct the worldviews of individuals and communities? This track offers insight into these relevant issues relating to contemporary arts.

In the Master's track Arts, Culture and Media, students examine the role of the arts in society. The programme combines the study of the aesthetic dimensions of music, theatre, and film. It teaches students how to uncover the cognitive and societal impact and the value of the arts in contemporary culture. Students learn to analyse and interpret artistic expressions with an enhanced view of how arts phenomena convey, negotiate, or hasten cultural change. They gain insight into art worlds and their organisation. The programme explores how the arts relate to social, economic, and technical developments in an increasingly mediated world.... [-]


MA in Arts and Culture: Art History

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Do you want to be well prepared for a career in the world of the Visual Arts? The Master Program in Art History offers all the knowledge and expertise that you need. [+]

Do you want to be well prepared for a career in the world of the Visual Arts? The Master Program in Art History offers all the knowledge and expertise that you need.

The one-year Master Program in Art History offers courses in Western art from the late Middle Ages to the present. The program is committed to historical as well as theoretical depth. Students are also trained with an eye to their post-graduate career prospects. We offer internships in major museums throughout the Netherlands and abroad, as well as an excursion to a major European metropolis.

Programme: 1 year

The first semester consists of one required course, Art History Now, and two courses that complement the student's specialization.... [-]


Media, Art, Design & Tech​​nology

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Artists, designers and performers doing strange things with technology. That is what the MADtech study programme is about. You will be expected to employ and artistically explore hybrid technologies to imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world. You will apply a trial-and-error and tinker mentality, with play and experimentation forming key aspects in your development and receiving special emphasis in the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives and result in artistic multimedia, performative or design work. [+]

Study a Master's in Media, Art, Design and Technology in the Netherlands

Artists, designers and performers doing strange things with technology. That is what the MADtech study programme is about. You will be expected to employ and artistically explore hybrid technologies to imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world. You will apply a trial-and-error and tinker mentality, with play and experimentation forming key aspects in your development and receiving special emphasis in the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives and result in artistic multimedia, performative or design work.... [-]


Painting

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

You are keen to gain more insight into the innovative potential of painting in a rapidly changing world. You are aware of the forces of physicality and materiality in artwork, and you take a painterly approach to conducting your experimental research into the functioning of perception psychology, cognition and imagination. A painting both reveals how ideas are imagined and shows how a material is edited and used. Taking a painterly and critical approach means harnessing materiality to create new links and associations. By combining ideation and materiality, transforming your ideas into unexpected, meaningful and powerful images, you determine the meaning and significance of your work in contemporary society. [+]

Study a Master's in Painting in the Netherlands

You are keen to gain more insight into the innovative potential of painting in a rapidly changing world. You are aware of the forces of physicality and materiality in artwork, and you take a painterly approach to conducting your experimental research into the functioning of perception psychology, cognition and imagination. A painting both reveals how ideas are imagined and shows how a material is edited and used. Taking a painterly and critical approach means harnessing materiality to create new links and associations. By combining ideation and materiality, transforming your ideas into unexpected, meaningful and powerful images, you determine the meaning and significance of your work in contemporary society.... [-]


MA in Arts and Culture (Research)

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

Based on the premise that the study of cultural objects and cultural practices is founded on a shared theoretical and methodological framework, this programme includes the study of media, art and literature. [+]

The Arts and Culture research master at Leiden University is unique in offering a two-year programme that integrates art history and theory with literary studies and media studies.

An international focus

The master of Arts and Culture (Research) stands out by its global character, focus on applied arts, and integrated study of the visual arts and architecture. You will benefit from the programme's intense collaboration with the Media Studies and Literary Studies masters.

A flexible curriculum

You can choose to focus on Arts and Culture, Media Studies or Literary Studies, or explore a single period (Middle Ages/Early Modern or Modern and Contemporary). The programme's flexibility will encourage you to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. During your studies, you will acquire a valuable range of skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, historical and theoretical.... [-]


MA Arts and Culture

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The MA in Arts and Culture in Leiden is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and for the diversity of the optional tracks available. [+]

The master of Arts and Culture at Leiden University is your chance to acquire a world-class, customised qualification within the field of Arts and Culture.

Customised education

A unique programme in terms of its diverse and interdisciplinary range of subjects, the master of Arts and Culture offers you the choice of three specialisations. Each explores different themes from a comparative and global perspective. A broad range of electives allows you to further customise your degree. We encourage every student to pursue the academic areas they are passionate about.

Learn from the leading minds in the field

At Leiden University, you are joining one of the world's leading universities. In the MA in Arts and Culture, you learn from internationally-respected researchers at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) as well as eminent scholars and practitioners from our network of academic and cultural institutions. You will benefit from this network both in what you lea , and in how, with opportunities for internships, exchange programmes and a line-up of regular visiting speakers.... [-]


MA Arts and Heritage

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

This one-year program is offered in both English and Dutch. The master’s program in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management, and Education examines the concepts of ‘heritage’ and ‘art’ as expressions of past and present culture. [+]

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.... [-]


MA Art, Literature and Society

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The MA in Art, Literature and Society addresses contemporary debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy, and culture. The direction you take depends on your prior studies and your passions. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Arts and Society

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

Our Master’s program was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. [+]

WHAT DOES THIS MASTER ENTAIL?

Preparing arts professionals for the cultural sector of the future

The cultural world is in a state of rapid transformation due to technological innovation, urbanization, economic globalization, and an increasingly unpredictable sociopolitical landscape. All facets of the arts – practice, organization, leadership, societal relevance, and internationalization (in Europe and beyond) – are affected by this transformation. Utrecht’s Master of Arts and Society will prepare you to operate as a leading figure in the global arts, media, and cultural sectors of the future.

Our Master’s program was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. As a student in this program, you will explore, for example, the dynamics and dilemmas within existing mainstream culture and its relationship with a growing number of “alternative” cultural practices, new models of creative production and industry, and the ever-increasing role of the arts in social justice.... [-]


Master in Art History of the Low Countries

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

Our two-year Research Master's programme focuses on the art and architecture of the Low Countries (the present-day Netherlands and Belgium) and spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the present day. [+]

Immerse Yourself in the Art and Architecture of the Low Countries

Our two-year Research Master's programme focuses on the art and architecture of the Low Countries (the present-day Netherlands and Belgium) and spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the present day. You will study Netherlandish art and architecture, taking into account their international context. We invite you to critically reflect on the production of art and architecture, and the role of patronage; investigate the reasons why so many artists went abroad, and how they became agents in the international diffusion of art theory, style, and repertoire. You will also have the opportunity to study other specific subjects that align with your own personal interests. Our close ties with major art museums and other cultural organisations both in the Netherlands and abroad mean that the academic and practical work are closely linked.... [-]