What critical role do artists, philosophers, writers and poets play in today’s society? What is the point of art in public spaces? What can your role as a future student of culture mean to society? If you are passionate about such issues, the master’s programme in Art, Literature and Society could be the programme for you. The programme is aimed at critical and creative thinkers who have a large array of interests. As a graduate of this programme, you will have broad insights into modern day questions of national and international importance. You will also have experience conducting incisive debates and will be able to contribute to contemporary discussions surrounding art and literature.
You will get an MA in Arts and Culture with a specialisation in Art, Literature and Society.
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 thesis in Dutch if you are a Dutch-native speaker.
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Anaïs Alvarado is from the United States of America, she has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Humboldt State University of California (USA) and decided to come to Maastricht for the master’s programme Art, Literature and Society. “As a bachelor student I had rather fixed ideas for my future career, but then I went to China for a year to teach English to primary school children. Home again, I thought I would repeat the experience of going abroad and expanded my search for a master’s programme to Europe. As soon as I saw this programme, I knew this was the perfect combination of topics for me. No other programme lured me in like this one. Coming to Maastricht was another leap of faith for me, since this is my very first time to Europe! I found it extremely easy to assimilate here, though. The atmosphere is so international and there is so much community feeling. And as an art and literature lover, this programme is paradise! The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) system, the small classes, learning about my favourite topics, everything is falling into place. This has become my home away from home!
“This programme offers me so many options for a future career in art, literature or the public world, either by doing research, writing or publishing.”
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“This is an inspiring environment with like-minded people where I can pursue my own interests.”
Everybody in my class comes from a completely different background and it helps you see things from different perspectives
I’m less quick to judge these days
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