Arts and Culture Studies

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

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Deze opleiding

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Do you want to become a professional in the field of arts and culture studies? At Erasmus you will study all facets of this dynamic field 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 Rotterdam, 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?

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

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 this master specialisation 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 public 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

Uncover the business of cultural and creative industries. Want to become a leading thinker at the crossroads between art and economics? This master specialisation will be perfect for you.

Uncover the business of culture: get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? Who decides? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics.

The cultural and creative sectors face constant challenges. Our students acquire the knowledge and skills to identify and and overcome them. Students acquire a solid background in cultural economics, cultural entrepreneurship, and research methods.

Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship differs from the other programmes on cultural management because of his double perspective: cultural economics and cultural entrepreneurship. We put a greater emphasis on cutting-edge theory and original empirical research, next to providing first hand experience with entrepreneurial projects.

Due to the ability of our graduates to apply cutting edge economic theories to long-term cultural developments and trends,they are much sought-after in consultancies, private businesses as well as public institutions.

specialisatie Tourism, Culture and Society

Explore the world through the study of tourism. Why do people travel? What role do media play in the tourism industry? It's all about understanding the interplay between tourism, culture and society.

Explore the world through the study of tourism. Why do people travel? For example, how can we make sense of New Zealand's 50% increase in tourism after the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy? What makes a city or region attractive to visit: what motivates over 1.5 million people each year to visit Auschwitz in Poland? What role do media play in tourism industry?

These are just some of the questions that are dealt with within the master specialisation. Become a specialist in one of the fastest growing sectors of today's society. We provide you with the knowledge and skills to anticipate and understand the global dynamics between societies, cultures, media and tourism.

As a graduate of this master specialisation, you will be an in-demand professional with a sensitivity to the interplay between culture, economics, media, society and tourism. And you will be able to find creative solutions and think constructively about changes in the tourism industry.

Your broad theoretical knowledge will make you an eligible candidate for many positions, including: city marketeer, policy maker, consultant or researcher.


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

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 mei 2024
collegegeld nog niet bekend


At least a bachelor degree from a recognised Dutch university programme with a good overall result, or an equivalent qualification from an international institution.


You meet the English proficiency requirement if:

  • you have a Dutch 'vwo' grade of 7 or higher in English;
  • you hold an International Baccalaureate diploma including English Standard Level (A) or English Higher Level (A or B);
  • you hold a European Baccalaureate diploma including English as 1st or 2nd language;
  • you obtained at least 2,5 years of English language secondary education in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South-Africa, The USA, the UK or Ireland.

If you do not meet one of the above requirements, you may demonstrate proof of proficiency in English through any of the following tests:
  • IELTS Academic (International English language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0 overall. All sub scores should at least be 6.5.
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 100. All sub scores should at least be 23.
  • ITP-TOEFL (Institutional Testing Programme) offered by the Language & Training Centre at the EUR, or any other Dutch University. Minimum requirement: 627.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced or Cambridge C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of at least 185.


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 Universiteit 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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1/9 Erasmus
Arts and Culture Studies
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
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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 Universiteit 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.
Arts, Culture and Society prepares you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, festivals and publishers. But also if your ambition is a policy or management position with the government or a role in academic education and research then this master is an excellent choice.

Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship will jumpstart your career in the cultural sector. You can work at the heart of (international) cultural organisations, government agencies, NGO's or SME's, developing new business strategies, as PR advisor or policy maker. You can also start a career as a journalist, consultant or teacher. It's even possible to start your own creative business.

Tourism, Culture and Society will make you an eligible candidate for many positions, including: city marketeer, policy maker, consultant or researcher. Many organizations are looking for candidates like you, such as governments, film commissions, museums and festivals. But you can also start your own business in the field of cultural and/or media tourism.

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