Master of Arts in Television and Cross-Media Culture

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Arts in Television and Cross-Media Culture

University of Amsterdam

Master of Arts in Television and Cross-Media Culture

Language of instruction: English

Starts in: September

The Master's in Television and Cross-Media Culture provides students with an in-depth knowledge in contemporary cross-media culture, viewed from historical, theoretical and critical perspectives, and applied to such topics as:

  • relationship between private and public,
  • political agency of audiences and users,
  • economic and technological contexts of cultural production,
  • aesthetic forms between story-telling and interface,
  • popular and professional knowledge production through media.

The programme does not train you in producing media content. It will instead teach you how to identify the most important dynamics of our media culture and how to conceptualise them in a critical and meaningful way. This will allow you to participate in ongoing debates and to give relevant input to cultural, political or industrial endeavors concerning media culture.


The Master's in Television and Cross-Media Culture provides insight into television and new media by focusing on questions of cultural identities, visual styles, production cultures, agency and politics. In the core courses, the emphasis is on recent transformations in television and its interrelation with broader developments (such as privacy, copyright, aesthetics of branding, interface culture, technologies of visualisation, etc.). There will also be engagement with recent theoretical developments in television, cultural and media studies. The central goal of the programme is that students learn how to provide well-informed, well-founded and practical criticism of television and cross-media culture, both in terms of policy development or programme evaluation, as well as editing and programme development.

Programme structure

The Master's programme Television and Cross-Media Culture comprises 60 ECTS credits:

  • 42 credits for courses and electives
  • 18 credits for a Master's thesis.

Application and admission

All students interested in a Master's programme at the Faculty of Humanities must apply for admission at the Graduate School of Humanities before enrolling. Once you have been successfully admitted, the Graduate Office will invite you to start enrolment procedures.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

The statutory tuition fee (except for the part-time rate) is determined annually by the Dutch government. Institutional tuition fee rates are set by the higher education institutions individually, and apply to students who do not meet the conditions for the statutory tuition fee rate.

The tuition fee rate is valid for a full academic year. The rate for enrolment as of 1 February can be determined by calculating 7/12ths of the given rate.

Statutory tuition fees 2016-2017

Specification Amount

  • full-time students € 1,984
  • part-time students € 1,706
  • dual programme students € 1,984
  • AUC students € 4,154
  • PPLE students € 3,968

Information for students from the Netherlands, the EEA, the EU, Switzerland and Suriname.

Students from the Netherlands, other countries within the European Economic Area (EEA), the EU, Switzerland and Suriname pay the statutory tuition fees if they satisfy the legal requirements. Institutional fee for students who do not qualify for the statutory fees

You are required to pay the institutional tuition fee if:

  • you are not a national of an EU or EEA Member State, Switzerland or Suriname;
  • after obtaining your Dutch Bachelor's degree you enrol in a second Bachelor's programme;
  • after obtaining your Dutch Master's degree you enrol in a second Master's programme;
  • you fail to satisfy all the conditions under one of the UvA's transitional arrangements. You can find the regulations in the 2015-2016 Enrolment Provisions or the 2016-2017 Enrolment Provisions (in Dutch).

Last updated December 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
12 months
Full time
10,500 EUR
Netherlands - Amsterdam
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