Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship
Why choose Cultural Economics and Entrepeneurship in Rotterdam?
In today’s cultural sector, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are key. This holds for creators as well as for those who are involved with art and culture behind the scenes. Do you want to develop new and well-founded ideas on how to produce, sustain and disseminate creative works? Do you want to distinguish yourself as a leading thinker at the crossroads between art and economics? Do you want to make better decisions for your own career in arts and culture? Then the Master’s programme Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship is perfect for you.
In this top-ranked programme, you will acquire a solid background in cultural economics and research methods. You will learn about the latest developments in economic thought related to art markets and creative industries, and you deal with cutting-edge approaches to cultural entrepreneurship.
In seminars, workshops and during fieldtrips you will apply what you learn to actual cases. Students regularly participate in organising events in our department, gaining practical experience. You finalise the one year Master’s programme with a thesis, in which you pursue a topic of your choice, and you develop the skills to conduct your own research.
About the specialisation:
Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship Our programme is unique in its approach. Other than arts management programmes, we put a greater emphasis on theory and original empirical research, and on cultural economics. The skills we will practice together are highly sought after in all types of organizations that operate in the cultural sector, from creative start-ups to government agencies.
For promising candidates who do not meet all entry requirements, we run a one-year pre-master programme. This preparatory programme caters in particular for students who have little experience with sociology and research methods. During the pre-master programme, you will enrol in selected courses at the bachelor level of Arts and Culture Studies. You will become acquainted with key concepts within sociology, history, cultural theory and international exchange of arts and culture. In addition, we offer a number of courses that have been specially developed for the pre-master year. Upon completion of the pre-master, you will have all the knowledge you will need to meet the requirements of the master programme in Arts and Culture Studies.
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Last updated September 28, 2017