Research Master of Arts in Arts and Culture (Art Studies)

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Research Master of Arts in Arts and Culture (Art Studies)

University of Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's Art Studies is an intensive academic programme that enables you to dig deeper into the part of the (art)world that interests you most.

Bridging art and research

The multitude of theatres, galleries, museums and concert venues put Amsterdam at the very heart of arts and culture in the Netherlands. The two-year Research programme Art Studies lets you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world where your interests lie most. It is an intensive academic programme that gives you the freedom to follow your own line of study.

Curriculum

Students submit a research proposal before the start of the programme. This, along with discussions with the programme director, forms the basis for the course of study. In the research proposal, students write down their ideas for tutorials, a thesis and the three electives they wish to take. The electives can be chosen from the programmes Cultural Studies (Algemene cultuurwetenschappen), Art History (Kunstgeschiedenis), Musicology (Muziekwetenschap) or Theatre Studies (Theaterwetenschap). All students attend three core courses, which provide a theoretical background in Art Studies.

Two additional tracks are offered by the Research Master’s programme Art Studies:

  • Dutch Golden Age Studies carried out in association with the Department of History and Area Studies, Dutch Studies, and the Amsterdam Centre for Golden Age Studies (ACSGA), and
  • Artistic Research carried out in association with the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Institute.

Programme structure

The Research Master's programme Art Studies comprises 120 ECTS credits:

  • 90 credits for core courses, tutorials and electives.
  • 30 credits for a Master's thesis.

Credit transfer

Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional Master's programme are encouraged to continue their studies in a research programme. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their Research Master's degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.

Thesis

The Master's thesis reports on research carried out by the student under the supervision of two academic staff members involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser.

One-year programme

Students with a relevant Master's degree are usually able to complete the programme in one year (70 ECTS credits).

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 14, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 months
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
The tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are: EU/EEA students €2,060 per year; non-EU/EEA students €13,310 per year. Additional fees may apply.
Information
Deadline
Mar. 1, 2019
Locations
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
End date Request Info