Study Visual Arts in Netherlands

Study Visual Arts in Netherlands

Studying Visual Arts

Visual arts study the arrangement of colours, shapes or other elements that influence the sense of beauty, especially the discovery of beauty in a graphic and plastic environment. Visual arts graduates can follow careers as cartoonists, illustrators, industrial designers and more.

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Studying in Netherlands

The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.

22 Visual Arts Master's degrees in Netherlands

M.Sc. Game Technology

In cooperation with the international game industry, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has developed the Master in Game Technology. This one-year master is centred around research and development in partnership with games industry partners from AAA and independent companies.

Master Degrees
M.A. Fine Art

The Master of Arts in Fine Art is a one-year, full-time masters program from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. The program consists of seminars, workshops, studios, and tutorials where artists, architects, curators, designers, and various theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional insights with students.

Master Performing Public Space

The brand new international Master program: Performing Public Space (PPS) from Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a Distance Learning program (including a three-times two week on-site Bootcamp), designed for creatives from a variety of art disciplines, who currently focus on public space as their artistic environment.

M.A. Arts and Culture

The Master programme in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and the diversity of optional tracks.

Faculty of Humanities
Master Heritage Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, faculty of Humanities, is the only faculty in Europe that, departing from a spatial perspective, offers an interdisciplinary programme problematizing the tensions between maintenance, memory and renewal in the transformation of heritage. The interdisciplinary approach leads to new insights in the opportunities to give heritage a position in spatial planning processes that will determine the future appearance of European cities and regions.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Arts and Culture (Research)

The Master's programme in Arts and Culture (research) at Leiden University is unique in offering a two-year programme that integrates art history and theory with literary studies and media studies.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Dutch Art Institute | ArtEZ Masters of Fine Art

Focusing on visual arts, but explicitly granting attention to the crossings and interactions with other disciplines and knowledges, DAI, the Master of Fine Art at the ArtEZ Faculty of Art and Design, provides emerging artists with a two-year English taught program that enables them to deepen their exploration of theoretical, conceptual, curatorial and production aspects of art both at the forefront and at the fringes of contemporary practice.

Art & Design
M.A. Painting

This master in Painting from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen has an international focus: a great many of our students are from abroad. Their input is of great value to all students. Furthermore, during your second year you can visit international exhibitions, biennials and triennals and join an intensive study trip to New York.

School of Fine Arts, Design & Pop Culture MINERVA
M.A. Visual Arts, Media & Architecture

The research Master's Visual Arts, Media and Architecture from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is aimed in particular at the talented student who is exceptionally motivated to train in academic methods in the field of art history, architecture history, visual culture and media studies.

Faculty of Humanities
M.Sc. Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (Research)

This one-of-a-kind programme examines the different ways in which the seemingly separate and contrasting fields converge: the sciences are object of cultural critique in the arts, the arts continuously incorporate new technologies and both the sciences and the arts ‘imagine’ our culture’s future.

Faculty of Arts and Social Science
Master ArtScience

The programme ArtScience programme at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, is based on the concept of the open curriculum. Because the master students are admitted on the basis of a specific research plan and because two years is too short to familiarize themselves with the Interfaculty before making choices, this research plan is translated into a study plan together with the coaches.

Master Artistic Research

The Master Artistic Research (MAR) is an intensive two-year study program aimed at an international group of students working in the field of visual art, who also have an interest in research processes and critical reflection within their art practice. The MAR is a collaboration between the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and the Royal Conservatory, both in The Hague, who together make up the University of the Arts The Hague.

M.A. Art and Visual Culture (Research)

The research Master’s in Art and Visual Culture studies the relationship between art, the past and the present from various angles, including the interpretation of the cultural contexts of visual expressions and their transformations throughout the ages up to now. This programme is geared towards classical archaeologists, art historians and cultural scholars alike. You’ll gain insight into general humanities methods and theories as well as those specific for those three fields. You can then go to focus on your own topic in the field of Art-Historical, Cultural Studies and Archaeology.

Faculty of Arts