Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society

Why choose Arts, Culture and Society in Rotterdam?

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 offer 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 into policy, marketing, audiences and education.


This Master’s programme is ideally suited to true culture lovers who wish to turn their passion into a career. We prepare you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, broadcasters and publishers. But also if your ambition is a policy or management position with the government or a role in academic education and research, this programme is an excellent choice.

Master Arts and Culture

About the specialisation: Arts, Culture & Society

In this specialisation of the Master Arts and Culture Studies, you will gain knowledge and get a better understanding of development, establishment and strategies of the international art world. You will study these aspects in relation to developments in society as a whole. After graduation, you are a professional in the field of arts and culture, who can contribute to theory and research on policy and organisational issues within the art world.


For promising candidates who do not meet all entry requirements, we run a one-year pre-master programme. This preparatory programme caters in particular for students who have little experience with sociology and research methods. During the pre-master programme, you will enrol in selected courses at the bachelor level of Arts and Culture Studies. You will become acquainted with key concepts within sociology, history, cultural theory and international exchange of arts and culture. In addition, we offer a number of courses that have been specially developed for the pre-master year. Upon completion of the pre-master, you will have all the knowledge you will need to meet the requirements of the master programme in Arts and Culture Studies.

Program taught in:
  • English
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam

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2,060 EUR
€ 2,060 per year for EEA students and € 10,900 for non-EEA students.
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