• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
In the Bachelor’s program Online Culture - Art, Media and Society at Tilburg University you will study  art, media and culture in an increasingly digital, globalized world. In this program, you will learn to understand and interpret how digitalization and globalization influence our everyday lives, the artistic expressions we enjoy, and the ways in which we communicate.


If you are interested in analyzing social media protest as a form of political participation, online fan fiction as a form of literature, and memes as a form of communication, the Online Culture - Art, Media and Society program at Tilburg University is the right program for you.

Program outline

In the first semester, you will follow introductory courses to learn about the different ways in which digitalization and globalization influence art, media and society. In the second semester of the first year you will choose one of the following majors: Digital Media, Art in the Public Sphere, or Global Communication.

  • In the major Digital Media, you will study what digital media are all about and how they work, and you will discover how digitalization has created new cultural products, new forms of communication, and new ways to experience the world.
  • In the major Global Communication, you will study the consequences of digitalization and globalization which are influenced by technological, economic, political and cultural developments.
  • In the major Art in the Public Sphere, you will study cultural and artistic expressions in the international and societal contexts in which they emerge, and the effect of these expressions on the public sphere. This major is offered partly in Dutch. International students can choose courses from this major as part of their minor.

When you have obtained your Bachelor's degree, you can enter the job market straight away. However, your chances in the job market will increase considerably if you also obtain a Master's degree. At Tilburg University we offer a number of unique Master’s programs in the field of Culture Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Knowledge in the Digital World
  • Cultural Studies: Tutorial Sessions
  • The Ceremonial Society
  • Digital Media and Politics
  • Life Writing: Rousseau to Facebook
  • Reading and Writing in Online Culture
  • Communication in Global Settings
  • Globalization and Religious Diversity
  • Philosophical Perspectives on Art
  • Media and Society
  • Entrepreneurship in the Cultural Field
  • Paradigm Shifts in the Humanities

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to a research university, you must have a high school diploma that is considered equal to the highest level of secondary education in the Netherlands (the Dutch VWO diploma). Examples of diplomas which are accepted for admission include the

  • Dutch VWO diploma,
  • International Baccalaureate,
  • European Baccalaureate.
  • As our Bachelor’s programs are taught entirely in English, you will need to demonstrate your English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Tilburg

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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