The MA programme Design Cultures is all about the study of product design, graphic design and fashion in a broad diverse cultural context.
The focus is on both the designer as 'author' and the complex chain of production, sale, consumption and criticism in which design operates and derives its many different meanings. Design Cultures restores design as the core object of academic interest without detracting from the cultural and material context in which it operates. The programme combines a generalist, comparative approach to design with a clear focus on history and theory. The programme is taught in English and is intended for an international audience. It is a one-year programme, starting in September, within the MA Arts and Culture.
Students from outside the EEA who are already staying in the Netherlands and have a visa for stay with partner are eligible for the EEA tuition fee.Not specified
Types of teaching (in year 1):
This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.
Written request: Information on application and admission: http://www.vu.nl/en/programmes/international-masters/programmes/c-d/design-cultures/admission-requirements-application/index.asp
Previous education: The Master's programme is intended for students with an academic Bachelor's degree in art, industrial design, architectural design, design, fashion or (visual) cultural studies. It is also suitable for students with an academic Bachelor's degree other disciplines of the Humanities (history, journalism, communication studies) or in anthropology or sociology. Only with a major or specialization in design, fashion, art or visual culture (equal to a minimum of 30 ECTS).
Additional language requirements:
No work experience is required.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
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