The two-year Research Master's programme Art Studies lets you dig deeper into the part of the (art)world where your interests lie. It is an intensive scientific programme.
The two year Research programme Art Studies gives you the freedom to follow your own line of study.The programme Art Studies comprises two specialisations: Artistic Research; Golden Age Studies. Students submit a research proposal before the start of the programme. This, along with discussions with the programme director, forms the basis for the course of study. In the research proposal students write down their ideas for tutorials, a thesis and the three electives they wish to take. The electives can be chosen from the programmes Cultural Studies (Algemene cultuurwetenschappen), Art History (Kunstgeschiedenis), Musicology (Muziekwetenschap) or Theatre Studies (Theaterwetenschap). All students attend three core courses, which provide a theoretical background in Art Studies.
Types of teaching (in year 1):
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
Grade average: A/3.8 (American system), 2.1 HONS (an upper second class degree in the British system), B (ECTS-system), or 7.5 (Dutch system).
Previous education: The Research Masterâ€™s in Art Studies is open to all students with a Bachelorâ€™s diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in - Cultural Studies - Book Studies and Paleography - Art History - Theatre Studies - Musicology The level of the Bachelorâ€™s diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board). Prospective students with Bachelorâ€™s degrees (university) other than those mentioned above can nonetheless apply for admission to the programme. The Examinations Board will in such cases take a look at the content of the prospective studentâ€™s Bachelor programme, his/her study results and general motivation.
Written request: Students can apply from 1 December until 1 April by filling out the digital application form and uploading the necessary documents via the website of the Graduate School for Humanities.
Language test: IELTS: average score 7 TOEFL: score 100 Cambridge Advanced English: score A2 Cambridge Proficiency in English: score B1
Additional language requirements:
No work experience is required.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
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