Arts, Culture and Media
|!||Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.|
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
|diplomaBA Kunsten, Cultuur en Media|
|typeregulier, 180 EC|
|opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd|
What is the specific impact of audio-visual media upon individuals and culture? How do arts events contribute to our collective cultural memory, individual identity, and sense of place? And, through recent processes of globalisation, how does the transnational consolidation of the creative industries relate to the local organization, symbolic meaning, and marketing of music, film and theater and their collective interpretation?
These are some of the issues addressed by the Film, Music, Theatre/ Performing and Audio-visual Arts degree within the Arts, Culture, and Media Department for Dutch and international students who want to study the arts in an international and digitally mediated context. Because the international perspective, this innovative three-year English-language Bachelor's degree specifically highlights the prominent role of arts as interactive forms requiring multidisciplinary theoretical paradigms. To accomplish this, the programme offers both a specialization framework (Analysis and Criticism or Policy and Marketing) and in-depth study into three of the most dominant internationally mediated and interconnected artistic forms within sonic and visual cultures (Music, Film and Theatre). During the programme students acquire a fundamental understanding of the most relevant perspectives and methodologies for studying the arts as mediated processes including arts philosophy, arts cognition, media theory, arts aesthetics, and arts sociology. Because the programme develops a framework for thinking about the mediation of the arts in international contexts especially in a climate of increased competition and decreased funding, the themes of arts legitimization, globalisation, digitalisation, and intertextuality remain important issues from which to situate current patterns of evaluation, distribution, organization, and creativity.
During the programme, students enroll for two of these three arts disciplines for their major:
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
- Interdisciplinary study within modules that examine the mutual interdependence of the arts
- In-depth study in one art form and
- Socially relevant study examining the social, ethical, and ideological dimensions of contemporary arts worlds in order to build bridges between academic institutions and living artists, communities, and arts organisations for their mutual and healthy proliferation in society.
All students: Introduction to Audiovisual Arts A (5 ECTS). International Students: Introduction to Audiovisual Arts B (5 ECTS). Dutch Students: Inleiding Kunstwerelden (5 ECTS)
History and Theory of Arts and Media A and B
Arts Sociology I and II
Theatre 1A: Analysis, History and Theory
Thinking about Art I: Philosophy of Arts
Music 1A: Introduction to Classical Music
Film 1A: Film Analysis
Theatre 1B: Analysis, History and Theory
Arts and Cognition
Music 1B: History and Theory of American Popular Music
Film 1B: Film Analysis
- Arts Policy and Marketing
- Arts Analysis and Criticism
Both tracks offer arts education as a focus. You also receive an introduction to the philosophical background of your arts specialisation, acquiring a more theoretical understanding of your chosen discipline.
Theatre II: History and Theory
Music II: Topics in Classical Music
Film II: Film History
Mediality to Intermediality
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods for the Arts
Arts Policy and Education
Theatre III: Theory and Analysis
Music III: Popular Music Theory and Analysis
Cultural Entrepreneurship I
Narrativity Across Media
Film III: Film Theory
Arts in Practice: Film Project, Theatre Project or Music Festival afstuderen
Cultural Entrepreneurship II
Evaluating the Arts
Film/Music/Theatre in a Global Context
Studying music in Groningen in the Arts, Culture and Media Department offers students a broad spectrum of perspectives from which to situate music's role in culture and society.
Within core modules, students learn to identify the aesthetic, historical and formal qualities connected to various music genres from baroque to jazz and from musique concrète to EDM. The programme provides an overview of relevant theoretical models, drawing in particular from the disciplines of cultural studies, ethnomusicology, musicology, media studies, and theories of race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity. Individually and in groups, students engage in research projects that expose them to local, national, and international music cultures and phenomena. Here, they investigate the changing processes guiding music's mediation and institutionalisation in the twenty first century.
Coordinator Music: email@example.com
The Film Studies track offers a specialization in the study of film as an art form, a medium, and a cultural practice.
Students following this track become acquainted with a wide range of film genres and styles. They learn theoretical concepts from film and media theory to film philosophy, emotion studies, cognition and aesthetics. These perspectives enable students to examine the various shades of the film experience and to understand trends like techno aesthetics, transmedial storytelling and complex narration. Film students have full access to: devoted staff supervision and hands-on education; a national high-profile network of professional internships; a distinguished international network of associated academic partners for research and education. Groningen is a lively city with multiple (art house) cinemas. We offer great possibilities for ERASMUS exchanges to partner universities like the Freie Universität Berlin, Paris-Sorbonne, and many others. Last but not least, we regularly feature renowned guest lectures by outstanding artists, scholars and cultural critics.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Annie van den Oever, firstname.lastname@example.org
specialisatie Theatre and Performance Arts
The theatre and performance track offers in-depth study of all forms of theatre as historical, cultural and social practice, as well as the contemporary market and its related interdisciplinarity.
Within this specialisation, students study the rich and diverse history and theory of theatre from ancient drama to dramatic, post-dramatic theatre, and experimental performance, acquiring insights into a number of perspectives and research methods. Through individual research and group projects, students focus upon the creation and perception of theatre; the goals and intentions of theatre makers; and the public's experiences and interpretations.
During their studies, students of theatre and performance remain in constant contact with the contemporary theatre market by visiting a number of local and international productions and festivals, participating and organizing pre- and post-show discussions with theatre makers and contributing dramaturgically to the creative process of artists. Additionally, they are also asked to create a theatre project of their own and present it publicly in a theatre venue in Groningen. This way they also have the opportunity to come in contact with the practical side of the artistic process.
Coordinator Theatre: email@example.com
specialisatie Arts Analysis and Criticism
The Arts Analysis and Criticism Framework offers students intensive study into the three fundamental facets surrounding criticism of the arts in the contemporary arts worlds:
(1) an aesthetic understanding of arts practices as inherently mediated phenomena; (2) a recognition and conceptualisation of the interdependence of the arts across disciplines and across media and finally (3) an examination of new and creative forms for evaluating the arts, motivated in particular, by digital media.
Differentiating between these various critical aesthetic debates - such as those offered in the fields of arts ethics, performance theory, film theory, and arts and emotions - is an important aspect of this framework. For this framework, students enroll in courses in order to acquire a firm grounding in those three facets of arts media theory (mediation, intermediation, digitalisation), while also developing the written and evaluative skills to undertake their own unique forms of arts criticism and analysis. In short, the arts criticism and analysis framework provides students further grounding into the important debates reflective of contemporary arts criticism practices, which cross disciplines and media, while further cultivating greater understanding of the specific debates and concepts surrounding particular art forms.
specialisatie Arts Policy and Marketing
The Arts Policy and Marketing Framework offers students an in-depth perspective on how the arts are organised in society.
In this track, students examine how the production and mediation of the arts are marketed in a larger societal context. Furthermore, this frame investigates how the experience of the arts becomes meaningful for arts participants, including audience members, music fans, and arts professionals while also examining how these players impact the broader culture. Thus the framework devotes particular attention to examining to what extent local authorities value (or fear) the arts and their broader impact upon culture. The seminars introduce students to various core methods for studying the arts as a social activity, drawing heavily from social science methodologies. Furthermore, the grounding concepts for arts management and arts marketing as well as more broadly conceived cultural perspectives on the value of the arts within the domain of arts education and policy are also discussed. Thus the seminars incorporate concepts and methodologies from a variety of disciplines, especially from the social sciences, management sciences, cognitive sciences and public policy theory.
Coordinator Arts Policy and Marketing: Quirijn Lennert van den Hoogen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The fifth semester of your studies is dedicated to your Minor: a coherent set of future-oriented course units. It prepares you for a follow-on Master's degree program or for entering the labour market. You can opt for a Career Minor, a Minor abroad, an At work in the Netherlands Minor, a University Minor or a Faculty Minor. Use the link above to find out more about the content of these Minors.
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onderwijsvormencase study, literature study, internship, research project, excursion, lecture, working group, group assignment, individual assignment, self study, seminar
study guidanceIf you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He/she knows the ins and outs of the programme, the Minors, the study abroad options and yearly planning options. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also assist you in choosing the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
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Toelating en kosten
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060 (€1030 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8300
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8450
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8900
|hbo-p||Additional requirements English: Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components)|
Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) B2 on all items (preferably C1).
Dutch VWO diploma, a German Abitur, an International Baccalaureate diploma, a European Baccalaureate or another diploma that is sufficient for acceptance to a Dutch university. Students with Dutch 'hbo-propedeuse' diploma also need to meet the language requirements as mentioned below.
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||172||collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|293||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|70%||daarvan is vrouw|
|81||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|68%||daarvan is vrouw|
|28510||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
IKStudy Association IK is the study association of Arts, Culture & Media at the University of Groningen.
IK organizes both study related and non-study related activities. The Study Association currently exists of a little bit less than 200 members, eight committees and a board with four members.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
The programme is theoretical in nature, but motivates you to discover the practical applications, and offers you the opportunity to explore the various artistic disciplines in depth
I’m really happy with my choice!After studying Nursing for two years, I decided to rekindle my dormant interest in art and culture. I moved from Elburg to Groningen, and started the degree programme in Arts, Culture and Media. The programme is theoretical in nature, but motivates you to discover the practical applications, and offers you the opportunity to explore the various artistic disciplines in depth. In addition, you also follow course units in sociology and philosophy, for instance...
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Student Neesha Kanagarajah
Studying Arts, Culture and Media promotes independence
I chose to study Arts, Culture and Media as I've always had a keen interest in art history and the creative machineries that make daily life so much more interesting. After trailing down various paths in life, studying other courses and working in a professional environment, I decided to follow my passion and it proved to be the most challenging of them all. The Arts aren't a rigid set of rules - unlike other studies which I have done- therefore learning it is completely at your own capacity to understand it. This promotes independence and thinking critically about what you are learning.
Student Ambassador Joanna Zienkiewicz
About JoannaHello! My name is Joanna and I come from Poland. I’m currently living my dream of studying abroad and making friends coming from various cultures and backgrounds and I’m here to help you achieve your dream if it happens to be similar. I’m interested in theatre, creative writing, music, politics and much more, and I’m trying to make the most out of every day I spend in the wonderful city of Groningen!Why Arts, Culture & Media?I had a hard time choosing a discipline that interests me the most...
Questions? Send Joanna an e-mail!
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Placement at the Press and Publicity department of BNN, Hilversum
My time at BNN taught me how to work hard and accurately in an informal atmosphere and how a public broadcasting company operates. I acquired new skills, such as writing press releases and dealing with audience reactions. I also discovered my strengths and weaknesses and decided which direction I want to take after I graduate.
I would advise other students to do a placement because it gives you a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of a potential working field. Apart from acquiring new skills, you also find out whether a particular sector lives up to your expectations...
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Student Ambassador Susanne Rest
About SusanneHi! My name is Susanne van Rest. I am 22 years old and I am studying Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen. I am in my third year, currently working on my minor of Art and Religion. The minor you choose in your third year can broaden or specialize your degree programme. My main subject of study is Theatre, thus I am often found spending and enjoying my time in the theatre...
Questions? Send Susanne an e-mail!
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Vanessa van 't Hoogt
I think it's important to gain a practical understanding of the arts world. That's why I did (and still do!) volunteer work at several art institutions alongside studying for my Bachelor's degree.
Self-development outside your studies
‘I think it’s important to gain a practical understanding of the arts world. That’s why I did (and still do!) volunteer work at several art institutions alongside studying for my Bachelor’s degree. I was also actively involved in IK, the ACM study association, as the secretary of the Museum Committee, and as chair of the Party and Introduction committee I’ve organized several parties and the introduction camp. That was so much fun...
Groningen is a lively city with a rich cultural life and there is always something to see and experience. All the culture, sport and leisure facilities and amenities provide excellent opportunities for self-development outside your studies.’
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Jonne ter Braakwerkzaam als Programmer bij Felix Meritis and Welcome to the Village festival
My job is to 'know what's going on', not only in the artistic world but also in society as a whole.
‘I work as a programmer and decide the artistic policy of the Felix Meritis cultural centre, as well as the theatre programme for the Welcome to the Village festival. My job is to ‘know what’s going on’, not only in the artistic world but also in society as a whole. I am continuously busy creating links between current affairs, artists, the works and the audience. On a practical level, this means I go to a lot of performances, read blogs, newspapers and specialist literature, and invest in a professional network...
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Carola van Dijkwerkzaam als Volunteer at the safety collection of the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam
Alumnus Carola van Dijk
Volunteer at the safety collection of the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam
Studying film in Groningen gives you so many opportunities to broaden and/or deepen your interest in the field. Attending the Summer Film School in Antwerp, volunteering at the university's film archive and enjoying the support of dedicated staff members really helped channel my career orientation.
Mateo Palencia Moraleswerkzaam als ERASMUS exchange student from Complutense University Madrid
Alumnus Mateo Palencia Morales
ERASMUS exchange student from Complutense University Madrid
I highly recommend the Film and Media Studies department at the University of Groningen. I was a visiting student here in 2014, and I had the chance to study film in all its variants, focusing on theory and history, analyzing movies, and making an audiovisual essay. I couldn't like it more! What impressed me in particular was the enthusiasm of the professors and their assistants in teaching as well as their domain of the subjects...
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Omar Larabiwerkzaam als Freelance writer for De Filmkrant and Moviescene.nl, editor for Stand van Stad (The film edition), contributor to Movie Insiders podcast, Cineragua Festival, Glasnost Radio
Alumnus Omar Larabi
Freelance writer for De Filmkrant and Moviescene.nl, editor for Stand van Stad (The film edition), contributor to Movie Insiders podcast, Cineragua Festival, Glasnost Radio
For me, studying in the Film and Media Studies program was a way to use my already existing love for film, and mould that into a theoretical framework. I was challenged to dismantle movies, and put them together again. I still use these academic theories and techniques in my work as a film critic. You learn to watch film in another, elaborate way.
Unifocus 6: Film Studies
Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Studie in cijfersIn deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
current job market
|€ 1760||gemiddeld bruto maandloon|
|39%||kans op een vaste baan|
|34%||kans op een voltijd baan|
|30%||kans op een baan op niveau|
|29%||spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"|
|67%||is tevreden over de studiekeuze|
|Amsterdam VU||Contemporary Art History||+ aanv. eisen|
|Amsterdam VU||Design Cultures||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Arts and Culture||+ aanv. eisen|
|Amsterdam VU||Comparative Arts & Media Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Arts, Cognition and Criticism||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Arts, Media and Literary Studies research||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Arts, Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Cultural Leadership||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Digital Humanities||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Euroculture (EM)||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Europese Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media||geen aanvullende eisen|
|UU||History and Philosophy of Science research||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Amsterdam VU||Engelse literatuur in een visuele cultuur||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Music, Theatre and Performance Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Religion and Cultural Heritage||+ aanv. eisen|
|Amsterdam VU||Visual Arts, Media & Architecture research||+ aanv. eisen|
Contact the admissions office with any questions on your previous education and language tests.
T: +31-(0)50 363 8976
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