Arts and Culture, M.A.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 1951
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  • English
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This programme is unique in that it studies a substantial body of works of art, buildings and material culture from the early Middle Ages to the present day, using a comparative perspective.
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  • Fees and funding

About

This programme is unique in that it studies a substantial body of works of art, buildings and material culture from the early Middle Ages to the present day, using a comparative perspective.

In this one-year programme you will learn to consider modern art and design as links between media, cultures and communities. You will also look at the ways in which sculpture, architecture and visual arts were applied together in the Renaissance and Baroque periods as a means of conveying a convincing message to the viewer. Not only the art object itself, but the commissioner of the work and the reactions of the public also play a central role. A connecting theme is the effect of works of art on the viewer and the ways in which the works of art contribute to this effect. This broad approach will allow you to become familiar with different methods and to enter into discussion with other disciplines such as anthropology, natural sciences, theology, gender and international studies. The university is connected to a network of major institutes and collections. The students of this programme therefore have access to important primary sources which are used to investigate the wider relationship between art, material culture and intellectual history.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.

Specialities:

Architecture:

In this specialisation you will study architectural history from the perspective of the architects, their designs and the way in which their work is implemented, as well as the public response.

Design and Decorative Art Studies:

In this specialisation you will study layout and design in a context of the public reception and the significance of objects and interiors.

Art of the Contemporary World and World Art Studies:

In this specialisation you will be involved with the question of what challenges are offered in the present day by art history.

Early Modern and Medieval Art:

In this specialisation you will study visual art and visual culture from the period between 1400 and 1750. In addition, you will be working closely with several leading art institutes.

Museums and Collections:

In this specialisation you will learn about the broad spectrum of ethical, political and practical dilemmas that affect museums.

Architecture:

In this specialisation you will study architectural history from the perspective of the architects, their designs and the way in which their work is implemented, as well as the public response.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Application deadline Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October). Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: April).
  • Start date
    , September 2017
  • Credits (ECTS)
    60 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

Knowledge minimum: See website www.unileidenmasters.nl

Previous education: BA degree in Art History or a closely related field (see website www.unileidenmasters.nl).

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C2
  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL paper based: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 1951 EEA
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Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

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