Study Visual Arts in Netherlands

Master's Degrees in
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.

19 Visual Arts Master's degrees in Netherlands

M.Sc. Game Technology

This one-year master’s programme teaches you to address and solve the specific problems that characterise the national and international game industry by exploring the professional and academic fields and by analysing relevant material. During the academic year you will work on your own project, during which you will be supervised by professionals from the academic and commercial arenas. 

Master Degrees
Master Performing Public Space

The brand new international Master program: Performing Public Space from Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts is designed for international creatives from a variety of art disciplines, who currently focus on public space as their artistic environment. This distance-learning program is breaking new ground in investigating public space as a backdrop for artistic expression and intervention.

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
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.

Art Academy Minerva
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 Masters 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 - Curating Art and Cultures

The Dual Master’s 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 Master’s 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. 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 of Music 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.

M.A. 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.