Arts and Culture Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1984 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


Arts and culture in all their forms arouse your curiosity. Talent and expertise is needed to introduce societies to art.

Creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and a global vision are vital to a flourishing arts and culture sector. These characteristics typify not only artists; they are also increasingly important for those who are involved with arts and culture behind the scenes. At Erasmus University, you are trained to envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organization of arts and culture using cutting-edge insights on policy, marketing, audiences and education. Your thorough knowledge of the international world of the arts and culture sector provides an excellent gateway to positions such as policymaker, marketing and PR for arts or programmer at cultural institutions. Master in Arts and Culture studies offers the following specialisations: * Arts, Culture and Society * Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship * Place, Culture and Tourism


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is unaccommodated.

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


Arts, Culture and Society:

Which parties play a role in realising the cultural range? What interests play a role here, and how does art hold its head up in the world?

Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship:

Uncover the business of culture: get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? Who decides? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics.

Place, Culture and Tourism:

Study the complex interplay between place, culture and tourism, in an era of mobility and globalization.


The International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies (IBACS) is the right study for people who want to know what goes on behind the scenes of the Arts and Culture sector. A bachelor geared to those who wish to engage in depth with organization, communication and policy issues in the Arts and Culture sector. Does this challenge appeal to you? Then IBACS has a lot to offer you!

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Language test: Sufficient English language skills, documented by recognized tests of English language proficiency, e.g.: * TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum requirement: overall score of 100 in the internet-based test. * IELTS academic (International English Language Testing System), minimum requirement: overall score of 7.0. * Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) at least grade B, or Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) will also be accepted.

Written request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1984 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
For Part-time: € For Part-time: € For Part-time: €

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1,270 EUR/month
Living Costs

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


Scholarships / Grants:


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