Arts and Culture Studies

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

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Deze opleiding

Do you want to become a professional in the field of arts and culture studies? Here you will study all facets of this dynamic field, from production to consumption, from an international perspective.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar deeltijd
numerus fixusnee

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 organisation 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.

The Master in Arts and Culture Studies offers the following specialisations:

  • Arts, Culture and Society
  • Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship
  • Tourism, Culture and Society

Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :

Waarom aan de Erasmus University Rotterdam?

Studying arts and culture at Erasmus University Rotterdam means:

  • studying arts and culture from multiple angles (sociology, economy, policy making);
  • looking at arts and culture in a local as well as global context;
  • getting prepared for a career in a dynamic, ever-changing sector;
  • you can analyse and conduct research;
  • studying at one of the most international universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education;
  • studying in the vibrant and ever growing city of Rotterdam.


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specialisatie Arts, Culture and Society

The master Art, Culture and Society prepares you for a vital role in all areas of the arts and culture sector, allowing you to take your degree not only across artistic fields, but around the globe.

In the Master's programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience's tastes and motivations.

Arts, Culture and Society offers a unique approach that integrates present-day modes of production, distribution and consumption of arts and culture beyond and across national cultural boundaries. You are trained to envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organisation of arts and culture, using cutting-edge insights in policy, marketing, audiences and education.

specialisatie Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

This program addresses arts, culture and cultural entrepreneurship from an economic perspective. We apply economics to work out new ways of promoting creativity and cultural values.

In today's knowledge economy, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability are key. This holds for creators as well as for those who are involved with arts, culture and creative industries behind the scenes. Do you want to develop new and well-founded ideas on how to produce, sustain and disseminate creative works? Do you want to distinguish yourself as a leading thinker at the crossroads between art and economics? Do you want to make better decisions for your own career in the cultural and creative industries? Then the Master's programme Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship is perfect for you.

In this top-ranked international programme, you will acquire a solid background in cultural economics, cultural entrepreneurship and research methods. You will learn about the latest developments in economic thought related, not only to art markets, but to a range of cultural and creative industries (from theatre and music to fashion and design). You will deal with cutting-edge approaches to cultural entrepreneurship and you will tackle sustainability and circular economy issues in a variety of creative industries.

specialisatie Tourism, Culture and Society

Study the complex interplay between tourism, culture and society, in an era of mobility and globalisation.

The tourism sector has grown into one of the most important industries in today's world economy. The field has become more and more diverse, as a result of globalization and digitization. This calls for new professionals in culture and tourism, who possess the knowledge and skills to anticipate and understand the global dynamics between societies, cultures, media and tourism.

In this programme, you will study tourism from many perspectives, such as sociology, cultural economics, media studies and cultural studies. What motivates people to travel to destinations they know from films or novels? How can we disclose cultural heritage sites to the public in an environmentally friendly way? And which challenges and opportunities do tourist practices pose for indigenous communities?


taal van onderwijs100% en
lecture, seminar, tutorial, working group

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 15 mei 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11900

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
342kamerhuur in Rotterdamrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1210totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


9 studenten volgen deze opleiding
67% daarvan is vrouw
2 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
50% daarvan is vrouw
25922 studenten aan de Erasmus University Rotterdam
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Rotterdam

64957studenten studerend
26950studenten woonachtig   
€ 342gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
27 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel4.13.9
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Arts and Culture Studies aan de Erasmus University Rotterdam is beoordeeld door 17 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Rapid change necessitates a new type of cultural professional with an advanced, critical approach to arts and culture's role in both the local environment and global economy. With a Master's degree from Erasmus University's Arts and Culture Studies program, you will learn the skills required to be leader in this new era for the arts and culture sector.
The specialisation Arts, Culture and Society prepares you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, broadcasters and publishers. If your ambition is a policy or management position with the government or a role in academic education and research. this master is an excellent choice.

As a graduate of the specialisation Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship, you can work for cultural organisations or at government agencies. You can also be hired as a journalist, policy maker, PR advisor, manager of a cultural organization or teacher. The broad international and interdisciplinary scope of the programme will also give you job prospects in the field of NGOs and international non-profit institutions. You might also start your own creative business.

The specialisation Tourism, Culture and Society will make you an eligible candidate for many positions, such as city marketer, policy maker, consultant or researcher. You may work at governments, film commissions, museums, festivals and travel companies. Also, you can start your own business in the field of cultural and/or media tourism.

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Potentiële beroepen

beleidsmedewerker kunst en cultuur (wetenschappelijk)
conservator (wetenschappelijk)
hoofd afdeling van museum (wetenschappelijk)
hoofd instelling voor kunstbeoefening, kunstonderzoek
leidinggevend kunstgalerij-, museumconservator
manager museum (groot bedrijf)
wetenschappelijk onderzoeker kunstwetenschappen
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Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
T: +31 10 408 1111
Programme Coordinator Acs
T: +3110 408 9697
Meer informatie?
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