• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Would you like to learn the skills of analysing art works and the methods you can use to reflect on your experiences? Are you ready to join the social and political debate on the arts? Then Arts and Culture Studies at Radboud University might be just the programme for you.
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Programme overview

The Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies focuses on the analysis and comparison of different art forms. This programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach, meaning you will be able to draw on a wide range of courses to create your programme.

The small size of the programme ensures interactivity and attention in the classroom, and one-on-one direction with advisors. This programme also prepares you for a number of different Master's programmes.

What will you learn?

  • Gain knowledge in the historical development of Western art from antiquity to the present

  • Explore other topics such as gender, music and textual analysis

  • Gain valuable research skills, and experience in designing, conducting and presenting your own research projects

Career prospects

With a degree in Arts and Culture Studies, you will find a range of jobs to choose from. The cultural field is continuously expanding, offering more and more jobs each year.

Graduates form this programme have found work in a number of different areas:

  • Consultant in art education for a cultural organisation
  • Programme developer for the media industry
  • Cultural policy-maker for the government
  • Festival organiser
  • Webmaster at a museum
  • Journalist for newspapers and magazines
  • Programme organiser at a film festival

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of the Western Arts 
  • Image, music and text analysis
  • European culture
  • Cultural theory
  • Gender and the Arts
  • Image, Music and Text Analysis
  • Academic Skills
  • Research Methods
  • Mentoring Programme

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply. You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure.
  • English language requirements
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    8342 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8342 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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