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Arts, Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Art is inherently public. In this programme, you will study and reflect upon how public arts policy, arts management, arts marketing and education affect the realisation of artistic values in society.

Traditionally, the arts have been regarded as a means for representing individual and collective identities, and for the reflection on, and critical assessment of, society. Increasingly, however, the arts are regarded as entertainment (e.g. based on notions such as the 'experience economy'), or as a means for the creative development of local economies ('creative and culture industries' and 'creative class'), or as a form of social engineering.

The Arts, Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship track focuses on the organizing of art and the public role of art in today's societies. Using methods from critical sociology, public policy studies, management studies, and cognitive perspectives on the arts you will learn to critically reflect upon the values that influence local and global art practices. On the basis of theory and empirical work, you will learn to analyse, criticise, and reflect upon the existing practices for art's sustenance, organisation, and dissemination.You will learn to devise strategies on how the arts should be managed, marketed, and addressed by public policy agents in order to strengthen their role in society.

Facts & Figures
Degree
MA in Arts & Culture
Course type
Master
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Croho code
60087
Language of instruction
English
Start
February, September
Faculty
Arts
Why study this programme in Groningen?
Programme
Periods
Courses1234
Arts and the Public Sphere (5 EC)
Classical Music in the Digital Age I (5 EC, optional)
Contemporary Film and Media Curating (5 EC, optional)
Dramaturgy (5 EC, optional)
Media, Materials, Makers (5 EC, optional)
Music Technologies and Ideologies (5 EC, optional)
Public Arts Policy in Global Context (5 EC)
The Film Experience (5 EC, optional)
Theorising Performance (5 EC, optional)
Adaption Theory and Practice (5 EC, optional)
Arts Sociology (5 EC)
Capita Selecta (5 EC, optional)
Classical Music in the Digital Age II (5 EC, optional)
Contemporary Complex Cinema (5 EC, optional)
First-Person Documentary and the Real (5 EC, optional)
Music, Politics and Resistance (5 EC, optional)
Music in the City (5 EC, optional)
The Global/Local Cultural Leader (5 EC)
Ma Internship (10 EC)
Master's Thesis (20 EC)

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional
Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), 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).

Registration procedure

Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure: https://www.formdesk.com/rug/let-master-Arts-Culture-aanmelding

After you complete your application, the Admissions Board will assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

  • direct admission is possible
  • a student has to complete a pre-Master's programme first
  • a student cannot be admitted

Transfer options

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Arts, Culture and MediaUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), 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).

previous education

Bachelor's degree in Arts, Culture and Media or in a related field, such as:

  • Arts Philosophy
  • Arts Sociology
  • Arts Policy
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Literature

Registration procedure

Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure: https://www.formdesk.com/rug/let-master-Arts-Culture-aanmelding

After you complete your application, the Admissions Board will assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

  • direct admission is possible
  • a student has to complete a pre-Master's programme first
  • a student cannot be admitted

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students15 August 201901 September 2019
15 January 202001 February 2020
15 August 202001 September 2020
EU/EEA students15 October 201901 February 2020
01 May 202001 September 2020
15 October 202001 February 2021
non-EU/EEA students15 October 201901 February 2020
01 May 202001 September 2020
15 October 202001 February 2021
Tuition fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2019-2020€ 2083full-time
non-EU/EEA2019-2020€ 12500full-time

Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure: https://www.formdesk.com/rug/let-master-Arts-Culture-aanmelding

Practical information for:

After your studies

Job prospects

Job examples

  • Professional organiser, manager, marketing or publicity agent
  • Public policy official
  • Cultural entrepreneur
  • Independent consultant
  • Event organizer
Research

Research focuses on the organization of production, dissemination and contextualization of arts in the public sphere. Moreover, research opportunities include questions regarding public arts policies of local, national and international authorities. The Arts, Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship track is linked to the Arts and the Public Sphere Theme Group of the Research Centre Arts in Society

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Contact

If you want to know more about the programme Arts, Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship, please contact:

University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts

Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Mexico, Russia, China, India, or Indonesia, starting a Master's programme at the Faculty of Arts? If so, you could qualify for the University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant, Faculty of Arts, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies.

Read more about the OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts.

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Study associations

IK

Study 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.
http://www.studieverenigingik.nl/
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Student profile

The Arts, Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship track is suited for students who are interested in devising strategies to sustain and enhance the role of film and audiovisual art, music, theatre and performance art, literature and visual arts in the public sphere. They may aim to becoming art managers or marketers, policy officers or cultural entrepreneurs. Preferably, you have a background in one or two art disciplines but are acquainted with sociological theory as well.