Students

Arts & Culture

2019-2020

The MA Arts & Culture is characterised by a broad focus on various domains of the cultural sector. Here you will take courses in specialisations that are in line with developments in art, architecture, media, heritage, creative industry and design. While some specialisations place current affairs in a historical perspective, others deal explicitly with the contemporary context of art, culture and media. In our programmes you will learn more about history, theory, analysis, the many interrelationships and you will become acquainted with the research of the staff, but also with research projects in all kinds of cultural institutions and companies. The city of Amsterdam - the cultural heart of the Netherlands - offers a unique breeding ground for linking academic depth to the expertise of professionals.

There are five specialisations:

  • Architectuurgeschiedenis (Dutch)
  • Comparative Arts and Media Studies 
  • Contemporary Art History 
  • Design Cultures
  • Kunst, Markt en Connaisseurschap (Dutch)

Each graduation track consists of 60 credits. The programme for each specialisation consists of a compulsory part (30/36 ec, including a joint lecture series with all specialisations of 3 ec), electives (6/12 ec) and a thesis (18 ec). In the electives it is possible to follow the core courses from one of the other specialisations.

Are you interested in this field and do you want to do research? Then take a look at our website: Humanities Research: Critical Studies in Art and Culture.

Info

Level Master
Language Dutch / English
Duration 1 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 60 EC
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Master Arts & Culture, Specialization Architecture History
Description
Volg de verplichte modules (48 studiepunten) en volg modules ter waarde
van 12 stp in de vrije ruimte.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Architectural History Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_KBMAKGSSCR
Trending Topics Arts and Culture Ac. Year (sept) 3EC L_KAMAKGS025
Seminar Architecture P1+2 9EC L_KBMAKGS013
History of Architecture, Architectural Theory P2+3 6EC L_KBMAKGS014
History of Architecture, Architectural Criticism P4 6EC L_KBMAKGS011
Master Excursion Architectural History, Abroad P5+6 6EC L_KBMAKGS012
Master Arts & Culture, Specialization Comparative Arts and Media Studies
Description
Choose elective/internship worth 12 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Comparative Arts and Media Studies Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_ZAMAACWSCR
Trending Topics Arts and Culture Ac. Year (sept) 3EC L_KAMAKGS025
Transmedia Storytelling P1 6EC L_ZAMAACW018
Reading Concepts of Intermediality P1+2 9EC L_ZAMAACW014
Media Aesthetics (after the Media) P2 6EC L_ZAMAACW019
Crossmedial Exhibitions P4 6EC L_ZAMAACW015
Specialization Comparative Arts and Media Studies, Electives
Description
Choose tutorial/elective/internship worth 12 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Tutorial Comparative Arts and Media Studies A Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_ZAMAKCW001
Tutorial Comparative Arts and Media Studies B Ac. Year (sept) 3EC L_ZAMAKCW003
Work Placement Comparative Arts and Media Studies Ac. Year (sept) 12EC L_ZAMAACWSTA
Collecting Curating and Display I P1 6EC L_KAMAMUS021
Methods of Design Analysis: The Meanings of Design P1+2 9EC L_ZAMAACW013
Seminar Architecture P1+2 9EC L_KBMAKGS013
Seminar Contemporary Art P1+2 9EC L_KAMAKGS027
Master Seminar Sound Heritage P2 6EC L_KBMAERF005
Reading Images: A Semiotic Approach to Cultural Analysis P2 6EC L_ELMALTK006
Collecting Curating and Display II P2+3 6EC L_KAMAMUS022
From Novel to Film: Adaptation Studies P2+3 6EC L_ELMALTK005
History and Theory P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES014
Media Art History: The Digital Divide P2+3 6EC L_KAMAKGS028
The Graphic Novel P2+3 6EC L_ELMALTK002
Advanced Writing in English P4 3EC L_ETMAALG007
Design in Words: Criticism, Writing and Theory P4 6EC L_ZAMAACW016
English Text Editing MA P4 6EC L_ETMAALG004
Terrorscapes in Postwar Europe P4 6EC L_AAMAERF005
The Diasporic Experience: Ethnic Cultures of America P4 6EC L_ELMAENG014
Art Criticism P4+5 6EC L_KNMAKGS010
Environmental Humanities P5 6EC L_AAMPALG018
Gothic Spaces P5 6EC L_ELMALTK004
Master Arts & Culture, Specialization Design Cultures
Description
Choose elective/internship worth 12 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Design Cultures Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_ZAMAADCSCR
Trending Topics Arts and Culture Ac. Year (sept) 3EC L_KAMAKGS025
Design, Culture and Society P1 6EC L_AAMAACW004
Methods of Design Analysis: The Meanings of Design P1+2 9EC L_ZAMAACW013
Design in Words: Criticism, Writing and Theory P4 6EC L_ZAMAACW016
The Arts and Crafts of Dutch Design P4 6EC L_AAMAACW002
Specialization Design Cultures, Electives
Description
Choose tutorial/elective/internship worth 12 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Tutorial Design Cultures A Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_ZAMAKCW004
Tutorial Design Cultures B Ac. Year (sept) 9EC L_ZAMAKCW005
Work Placement Design Cultures Ac. Year (sept) 12EC L_ZAMAADCSTA
Collecting Curating and Display I P1 6EC L_KAMAMUS021
Transmedia Storytelling P1 6EC L_ZAMAACW018
Reading Concepts of Intermediality P1+2 9EC L_ZAMAACW014
Seminar Architecture P1+2 9EC L_KBMAKGS013
Seminar Contemporary Art P1+2 9EC L_KAMAKGS027
Media Aesthetics (after the Media) P2 6EC L_ZAMAACW019
Collecting Curating and Display II P2+3 6EC L_KAMAMUS022
Media Art History: The Digital Divide P2+3 6EC L_KAMAKGS028
Crossmedial Exhibitions P4 6EC L_ZAMAACW015
English Text Editing MA P4 6EC L_ETMAALG004
Master Arts & Culture, Specialization Contemporary Art History
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Contemporary Art History Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_KAMACAHSCR
Trending Topics Arts and Culture Ac. Year (sept) 3EC L_KAMAKGS025
Methods and Theories of Art History P1 6EC L_KAMAKGS403
Seminar Contemporary Art P1+2 9EC L_KAMAKGS027
Media Art History: The Digital Divide P2+3 6EC L_KAMAKGS028
Study Trip P4 6EC L_KAMAKGS029
Art Criticism P4+5 6EC L_KNMAKGS010
Spedcialization Contemporary Art History, Electives
Description
Choose electives worth 6 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Masterclass Florence Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_KAMAKGS023
Masterclass Rome Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_KAMAKGS024
Tutorial Contemporary Art History A Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_KAMAKCW002
Tutorial Contemporary Art History B Ac. Year (sept) 9EC L_KAMAKCW003
Work Placement Contemporary Art History Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_KAMACAHSTA
Collecting Curating and Display I P1 6EC L_KAMAMUS021
Transmedia Storytelling P1 6EC L_ZAMAACW018
Master Seminar Visual Art P1+2 9EC L_KAMAKGS014
Methods of Design Analysis: The Meanings of Design P1+2 9EC L_ZAMAACW013
Reading Concepts of Intermediality P1+2 9EC L_ZAMAACW014
Media Aesthetics (after the Media) P2 6EC L_ZAMAACW019
Art, Market and Connoisseurship I: The Art Market and Connoisseurship P2+3 6EC L_KAMAKGS020
Collecting Curating and Display II P2+3 6EC L_KAMAMUS022
Master Arts & Culture, Specialization Art, Market and Connoisseurship
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Art, Market and Connoisseurship Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_KAMAKMCSCR
Trending Topics Arts and Culture Ac. Year (sept) 3EC L_KAMAKGS025
Methods and Theories of Art History P1 6EC L_KAMAKGS403
Master Seminar Visual Art P1+2 9EC L_KAMAKGS014
Art, Market and Connoisseurship I: The Art Market and Connoisseurship P2+3 6EC L_KAMAKGS020
Art, Market and Connoisseurship II: Modern Practices P4 6EC L_KAMAKGS026
Study Trip P4 6EC L_KAMAKGS029