Study Visual Arts in Netherlands

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Visual Arts in Netherlands

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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.

25 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 onpublic spaceas their artistic environment.

M.A. Arts and Culture - Arts of the Netherlands

The two-year Research Master's programme Arts of the Netherlands focuses on the artistic tradition of the Netherlands from circa 1400-1900, comprising the fields of early Netherlandish art, Dutch and Flemish art of the Golden Age, and modern art from the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Graduate School for Humanities
M.A. Arts and Culture

The Master’s programme in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is a programme in art history with a focus on museums, heritage and collections, global perspectives, and agency and reception. 

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Heritage Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is one of the few universities in Europe offering a full master in Heritage Studies, even with the option to extend the programme into a two-year research master.

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. Heritage Studies - Curating Art and Cultures

The Dual Masters in Curating Art and Cultures is a unique, two-year programme offered jointly by the University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and leading museums and cultural institutions in the Netherlands. The programme is designed to train the curators of the future.

Graduate School for Humanities
M.A. Comparative Cultural Analysis - Arts and Culture

In the Masters programme Comparative Cultural Analysis you will explore works of art and literature, cinema and new media, as well as academic and popular culture in relation to contemporary issues such as globalisation, mobility, gender identities, and social and cultural conflicts.

Graduate School for Humanities
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 cultures 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 Masters 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. Youll 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