Master in Humanities: Critical Studies in Art & Culture (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Program Description

Master in Humanities: Critical Studies in Art & Culture (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Master in Critical Studies in Art & Culture (Research)

This two-year programme is unique in the Netherlands. With special emphasis on methodological and theoretical issues, it interrelates perspectives from art history, media studies, design studies and architectural history. It fosters the acquisition of knowledge, analytical skills and a capacity to critically reflect on historical and contemporary developments in the cultural industries. It centers on the analysis of “visual objects” (from landscapes, cities and buildings to artworks in various media, film, television, design and games) in their social, institutional, economic and ideological contexts. The programme is taught in English.

The programme in a nutshell


While part of the programme is compulsory, you have plenty of opportunity to define your own individual path via electives, personal research (tutorials) and your thesis.


Compulsory courses are:

  • Imagining the Image
  • Critical Issues in the Cultural Industries
  • Research Design I and II, in which the focus is on research methodology


and out of the following seminars:

  • Reading Concepts of Intermediality
  • Methods of Design Analysis
  • Critical Studies in Architecture
  • Critical studies in Modern and Contemporary Art

Your future career

The research master’s degree will enable you to continue towards a PhD position or work as an independent researcher. We are proud of many alumni of this programme having obtained funded PhD positions both in the Netherlands and abroad: in UK, Germany, Belgium or US. Others have opted for a career in art and media management, journalism/publishing, art and architecture centers, research agencies, museum institutions, film festivals, art and media archives, education or government institutions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
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1,984 EUR
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Netherlands - Amsterdam
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Sept. 2018
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for EEA students; €13.400 for Non-EEA