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The Dual Master's in Curating Art and Cultures is a unique, two-year programme offered jointly by the VU, UvA, and leading museums and cultural institutions in the Netherlands.

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typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
The programme is designed to train the curators of the future. Taking place in both the lecture hall and the exhibition space, the Dual Master's in Curating Art and Cultures prepares you for a career as a professional curator by strengthening your disciplinary and theoretical foundations, and equipping you with the necessary research skills and practical experience.

In addition to developing your theoretical foundations, you will also have the opportunity to work as a 'curator in training' during the year-long, curatorial internship at one of the programme's partnering museums and cultural institutions. During the internship, you will receive hands-on training in all aspects of professional museum practice, from research for publications to organising exhibitions. You will also take part in collection acquisition, registration and conservation, management, art handling and display. In short, this is your chance to dive headfirst into the many aspects of the curatorial profession.

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

  • The VU Humanities Faculty represents a wide range of research areas that are of relevance to Master's students of Curating Art and Cultures.
  • The Art and Cultural Studies, History and Archaeology staff excells in bringing their research to the attention of wider society. To do that, they regularly work with museums on research projects and exhibitions.
  • VU Amsterdam is an accessible university that is easy to find one's way around because everything can be found on a single campus.


taal van onderwijs100% en
excursion, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, project, internship, exhibition, self study
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study abroad
The programme also includes a five-day excursion to Berlin or London, which will bring students into contact with practices outside of the Netherlands.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Je meldt je aan voor deze opleiding via Studielink. Je inschrijving is pas volledig afgerond als je bevestiging hebt gekregen van Studielink en de betaling van het collegegeld hebt geregeld voor 31 augustus 2018.

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Grade average
If you wish to apply for a Dual Master's in Curating Art and Cultures, you are expected to have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least:

  • 7.0 (Dutch educational system);
  • B/3.3 (American system);
  • 2.1 (an upper second class degree in the British system);
  • C (ECTS-system).

Please note that admission will not be granted solely on the basis of sufficient grade point average.



Language requirements
The internship at a Netherlands-based museum or cultural institution is an integral component of the programme. Students applying for the programme should be able to demonstrate at least a passive understanding of Dutch before the start of the internship.There will only be a few full English-language internships available.

All non-native English speakers applying for the Dual Master's in Curating Art and Cultures are required to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English before their admission and registration can be finalised. The following students are exempted:
Students with a BA degree completed in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand;
VU Bachelor's students who have completed the course Academic English with a grade of 7.0 or higher.

A university Bachelor's diploma
The Dual Master's programme in Curating Art and Cultures is open for application to students with a Bachelor's degree from the VU, UvA or an equivalent, recognised degree from another university in:

  • Art History
  • Media, Kunst, Design en Architectuur (Media, Art, Design and Architecture)
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Archaeology

The level of the Bachelor's diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).


Your application for the master's programme Curating Art and Cultures should contain the following documents. Submit these documents via Studielink and via e-mail:

  • motivation letter
  • cv
  • bachelor diploma or a certified list of completed bachelor courses (including grades) as well as a list of courses you still have to complete
  • average grade of your bachelor
  • piece of writing (ba thesis or seminar essay, in English or Dutch)
  • names of two referees

Submit these documents via Studielink please.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven


15 studenten volgen deze opleiding
93% daarvan is vrouw
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?% daarvan is vrouw
22864 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
58% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
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21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Curating Art and Cultures is a programme designed to train the curators of the future. As a graduate of the programme, you will have developed the necessary theoretical expertise and had preliminary work experience for a curatorial career at museums of art, design and history, galleries and exhibition spaces or any other cultural institution where research into objects and cultures is central. Graduates are also encouraged to continue their academic careers and pursue a PhD position.
Previous graduates have gone on to positions at, among others:

  • Van Gogh Museum;
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam;
  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen;
  • Tropenmuseum;
  • The Teylers Museum in Haarlem;
  • RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague;
  • National Gallery in Washington;
  • Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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