Arts, Culture and Media

Course Information
  • Subject: Arts, Media
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Type of Degree: BA
  • Cost: EUR 1,984 2016/2017

How do processes of mediation impact artistic innovation? In what ways are the audiovisual arts, such as film and music, interrelated and which artistic values do they share?

What is the specific impact of these newer audiovisual media upon individuals and culture? How do arts events contribute to our collective memory, individual identity and sense of place? And finally, through recent processes of globalisation, how does the transnational consolidation of the creative industries impact the local organisation, symbolic meaning and marketing of music and film and their collective interpretation?

These are some of the issues addressed by the Film, Music and Audiovisual Arts degree within the Arts, Culture, and Media Department for Dutch and international students who want to study the arts in their international and digitally mediated context. Because of its international perspective, this innovative three-year English-language Bachelors programme specially highlights the prominent role of arts as interactive forms requiring multidisciplinary theoretical paradigms.

To accomplish this, the program offers both a specialisation framework ( Analysis and Criticism or Policy and Marketing ) and in-depth study into two of the most dominant internationally mediated and interconnected artistic forms within sonic and visual cultures (Music and Film). 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 program 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 legitimisation, globalisation, digitalisation, and intertexuality remain important issues from which to situate current patterns of evaluation, distribution, organisation, and creativity.


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