Bachelor

Arts and Culture

Do you have broad interests and are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy discussing current social issues? Do you want to understand their historical roots and engage in philosophical reflection? If so, the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture is the right choice for you. 

You will learn to understand Western culture by looking at how it shapes and is shaped by art, science, technology, media and politics. You will explore the issues of modern society from a variety of perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach (based on philosophy, literature and art studies, history, and science and technology studies) will teach you to understand and frame complex social issues. 

You will learn to think analytically, make connections across a variety of perspectives and develop strong argumentation skills. This will make you an attractive employee in a variety of jobs. Arts and Culture graduates work, for instance, as consultants for cultural institutions, policy advisors for governments, journalists and researchers. However, most graduates will opt for a master's degree before they enter the job market.

Information for Dutch-speaking students

All teaching materials are provided in English and students are attending English-taught lectures and tutorials. However, the programme will also offer you the possibility to write your exams, papers and BA thesis in Dutch if you are a Dutch-native speaker.

More information for Dutch-speaking students

 

Curious about the Bachelor's programme Arts and Culture and our unique educational method? Visit our Bachelor's Open Day on 25 November 2017 and learn more about studying and living in Maastricht.

 

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  • What I like very much is the interdisciplinary aspect of the programme; we always look at a given problem in society from different angles
    Jeska Onderwater (The Netherlands), Arts and Culture
  • My mother thought Problem-Based Learning would be just my thing
    Vivian van Slooten (20, Netherlands), Arts and Culture

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      On 5 December we celebrate a Dutch tradition, called "Sinterklaas". During this celebration sweets are placed in children's shoes by Sinterklaas and his helpers. In true Sinterklaas spirit, we invite you to guess how many "pepernoten" (sweets) there are in this jar. The person who guesses the right amount (or close to it) will win an amazingly sweet Sinterklaas surprise!! May the best man or woman win! The winner will be announced on Tuesday 5 December.

      Tip: Visit the reception desk to have a good look at the jar.

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