Bachelor's Degree in Arts Studies in Netherlands

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A bachelor’s degree is a four-year undergraduate degree and is the standard for higher education throughout most of the world. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned at state universities, at private universities, at community colleges and via online universities.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

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Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

As a student at Amsterdam University College (AUC), you will learn to analyse complex issues from different perspectives by drawing on various academic fields of knowledge... [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts Studies in Netherlands 2016/2017. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Analyse Complex Issues As a student at Amsterdam University College (AUC), you will learn to analyse complex issues from different perspectives by drawing on various academic fields of knowledge. Discussions start with the ‘big questions’ in science and society and lead to in-depth study in a wide range of academic disciplines. The curriculum features six interdisciplinary themes: Energy, Climate and Sustainability; Life, Evolution and the Universe; Health and Well-being; Information, Communication, Cognition; Social Systems; and Cities and Cultures. These themes will provide you with a solid orientation as you decide on your major in the sciences, social sciences or humanities. As a member of the AUC student community, you will be part of a vibrant international group of young people interested in studying real-world problems that cross the boundaries of academic disciplines. By working in a diverse environment of different languages and cultures, you will develop your creativity, critical thinking, and your problem-solving and communication skills. AUC students live and study together on our modern international campus, located in Science Park Amsterdam. Studying at AUC is a true intercultural and social learning experience. Future prospects As an AUC graduate you will be in possession of an internationally recognized Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree. You will be qualified to apply for Master’s-level studies at major universities in both the Netherlands and abroad, potentially going on to pursue a PhD. You may also, of course, decide to embark on a career in the corporate world, go to work for a public organization or pursue other options. Your personal tutor will advise you throughout your studies at AUC, helping you to make choices in the AUC curriculum and supporting you in achieving your ambitions. Study Programme Every day, you will be involved in intensive and small-scale seminars with high-calibre international staff. An AUC tutor (academic adviser) will support you in the process of planning your study program to help ensure it meets your academic and/or career goals. Throughout the program, a great deal of emphasis is placed on taking an interdisciplinary approach to scientific reasoning. Admission Requirements - A diploma equivalent to a Dutch pre-university (VWO) diploma; - Academic excellence: you must demonstrate your ability to meet the academic demands of the AUC program; - Level of proficiency in English and mathematics: you must meet our English and maths requirements; - Motivation and ambition to study an intensive and broad-based Liberal Arts and Sciences program; - Commitment to contribute to AUC's international student and campus life (AUC is a residential program, meaning you will be living on campus along with your fellow students). [-]

Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Are you passionate about culture? Do you like sitting front row – be it at music festivals, Shakespearean tragedies, art-house-films, television series, cutting edge exhibitions or poetry slams? And are you interested in developing new skills for analyzing and describing your experiences from a range of theoretical perspectives? Are you ready to join the social and political debate on the arts? Then the Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen is just the thing for you. [+]

The programme focuses on art in its various forms: fine arts, literature, music, theatre, film and digital media. The approach is both interdisciplinary and multi-medial: you will not only analyse these art forms in and by themselves, but also learn to compare and contrast them. You are invited to explore art and culture from a number of theoretical, historical, political and social perspectives, incorporating European, North American and global views on (the value of) culture. Arts and Culture Studies teaches you to discern differences between art forms, and between contemporary and historical valuations of art; explain how arts and culture are socially, politically and ideologically constructed; apply theoretical notions to analyze works of art or cultural phenomena; formulate a clear and well-founded vision on art and (popular) culture; write academically sound essays that contribute to current debates on art and culture. Arts and Culture Studies is the leading programme in culture studies in the Netherlands: it has been ranked first in the authoritative Elsevier ranking seven times in a row (2009-2015). Why study at Radboud University You will be trained by an international staff of leading researchers in the humanities; As a first-year student, you will have your own lecturer-mentor who will help you find your way in your studies and settle down in Nijmegen; The programme includes skill learning courses (Academic writing, Academic communication and Professional skills) in which you learn how to present, discuss and write academic papers and how to participate in current debate; Throughout the programme, you are encouraged to engage in small but challenging research projects of your own, individually or in small groups; During class, the academic staff enjoys and encourages discussion and student participation. Study programme Year one The first year of the Bachelor's introduces you to the history of the arts (from literature to theatre, music, fine arts and film, and from the classics to digital art), to theories of culture, and to methods of analysis. It also encourages you to consider the question of the importance of art: how to truly appreciate the value of art and culture in today’s society? Year two The second year broadens the scope and includes courses offering both European and North American perspectives - on popular culture, American music and art, cultural diversity, globalisation, and intertextuality. Year three The third year deepens your understanding of culture, with three in-depth courses on visual culture and mass culture, and three courses reflecting on different aspects of the culture industry: Popular aesthetics, Screen cultures and The culture of fashion. Study abroad Are you interested in broadening your horizons? Radboud University offers you the exciting opportunity to study or do an internship abroad as part of your Bachelor’s programme. Spending time abroad during your studies is a great way to develop yourself, have exciting new experiences, and gain a competitive advantage with future employers. International experience can be valuable in many ways, and we encourage all of our students to look at the possibilities available for going abroad. Career prospects The jobs you might find yourself doing after graduating from the Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies are extremely varied. The cultural field is as diverse as it is big and it’s continually expanding, creating lots of new potential jobs. We therefore expect there will be and more and more demand for people with an expertise in arts and culture. To give you an idea of possible jobs, here a sample of jobs our graduates are now doing: Trend watcher for companies; Consultant art education for an educational organisation; Consultant ‘quality television’ for a national commercial television station; Cultural policy-maker for the government; Festival organiser; Webmaster at a museum; Journalist; Programme organiser at a film festival; Admission requirements If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as language requirements or an interview). You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure. English language requirements As the language of instruction in our programme is English, you will need sufficient proficiency in English. This requirement is fulfilled when you obtain: a Dutch VWO-diploma (or equivalent diploma with English in final examination) an International Baccalaureate diploma; a European Baccalaureate diploma, with at least the course English Language 1. Students who don't meet the above language conditions must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements: a TOEFL score of ≥550 (paper based) or ≥213 (computer based) or ≥80 (internet based), as well as scores of at least 20 on all four parts; an IELTS score of ≥6.0 as overall score and on each of the four sub-tests; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher; a TOEIC test score of ≥785 and modules 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' completed successfully. English language requirements do not apply to citizens of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, or the USA [-]

Bachelor's Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College - in English)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Many of our students will later be in a position to make important decisions, whether in business, government, policy [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts Studies in Netherlands 2016/2017. "Many of our students will later be in a position to make important decisions, whether in business, government, policy or academia. The scientific way of thinking and approaching life could be valuable if not crucial for their success." - Prof. Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf AUC offers a Bachelor (Honours) degree programme in the liberal arts and sciences, taught in English, and open to both Dutch and international students. The liberal arts and sciences approach of AUC means: - Opportunities to follow courses on a wide variety of subjects - Small international classes with personal attention and interaction with lecturers - Substantial freedom in designing your own study programme - Support and advice from a personal tutor on planning your study programme - A focus on far-reaching themes and real-world problems in science and society - Learning about the relationships between fields of knowledge, as well as building specialist knowledge in the subjects that interest you most - Advancing your personal and social development in addition to your intellectual skills The AUC liberal arts and sciences programme is therefore rather different from traditional, single subject, university programmes. Your tutor will advise you, and help you to ensure that your programme matches your future ambitions and will meet the requirements for graduation. Within these guidelines, you will have the freedom to select the courses you want to follow on the subjects that interest you most. [-]

Bachelor - Design

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS)
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

During this Bachelor you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. [+]

Design: Are you a creative, curious person? Do you like to experiment with images, video and animation? Do you enjoy playing with the spatial effects of light, image and objects? In that case a future as a designer is a viable option. Designers contribute significantly to the creative industry, one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the Netherlands. We educate talented, ambitious students who wish to become experimental designers with a critical attitude, who are not afraid to take on wayward and socially relevant topics. You will get learn about all facets of this profession. Graduating successfully means you are well prepared for a future as a professional designer. We encourage an international focus: many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor's programme is taught fully in English. This means that English is the language we use during classes. Instruction and coaching in Dutch is possible in individual cases. It is important to get used to an international setting right from the start. This way you will also feel at home abroad and you will learn to get by as an designer all over the word. During this Bachelor you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. Only by trial and error you will be able to master the designer's craft. By carrying out experiments and starting afresh you will create you own style, your signature. You will learn how to develop and protect your authenticity as a designer. You will often work with your fellow students in order to learn to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team. After the 1st year During the main phase you will choose your own path. This can be a direction focused on one of the following majors: Graphic & Interaction Design, Illustration & Animation Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Time Based Design or Product Design. You can also choose your own direction, independent of a any specific medium. In that case you combine various majors. In your fourth year you will carry out a joint final exam assignment as well as an independent exam project. Five majors Graphic & Interaction Design Illustration & Animation Design Interior Architecture & Design Time Based Design Product Design Combined major Internships You will spend part of your third year as an intern. This is how you will get to know the professional possibilities. You will learn that designers hardly ever work alone: they usually work with clients, colleagues and other professionals. Vocational training In your third and fourth year you will learn everything about the professional practice. You will discover how you can find your own spot as designer in the social and cultural field and you will learn to view your own role and professional practice in a new, critical way. It is essential for you to create an extensive network of contacts during your studies. This is how Minerva Academy helps you to prepare for the future. International opportunities This bachelor is open to students from abroad. It is taught in English, but we also give instructions in Dutch. From day one you will find yourself in a dynamic, international environment. The input of students from different countries and cultures is very valuable for your development as a designer. You can also spend a semester studying abroad in your third year. Furthermore, our teachers have excellent contacts all over the world. You can also use these contacts to build your own network. After graduation In your fourth year you will take part in a joint final exam assignment and carry out an individual exam project. You are also part of a joint exhibition showing your work as well as that of your fellow students. [-]

Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Arts

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The world is increasingly changing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is searching for a substainable economic, social and cultural plan to take us into the future. Classical boundaries between disciplines are [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts Studies in Netherlands 2016/2017. The world is increasingly changing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is searching for a substainable economic, social and cultural plan to take us into the future. Classical boundaries between disciplines are no longer of any significance. Innovation is taken place in between borders of science, economics and arts. Do you want to be part of this future and be a ‘critical engaged artist’ of innovative and artistic concepts which combine entrepreneurial and social issues? Does your imagination go beyond the limits of science and arts? Do you think in terms of projects rather than classes? If so, iArts is the answer. iArts stands for interdisciplinary Arts, an intensive international three-year Bachelor’s program for the creative and intelligent multitalented. It builds bridges between the arts, sciences, society and entrepreneurship. This hybrid is a joint initiative of the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts, the Maastricht Academy of Music, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University and Van Eyck. The program is an exciting cross-over of artistic skills, academic reflection, research and entrepreneurship. They are connected in projects and seminars with a strong focus on today’s societal issues. This makes iArts the first bachelor’s program in the Netherlands to link interdisciplinarity in the arts to academic scholarship and partners outside of the academy. Projects The iArts program is a 4 year bachelor’s program within 3 years. This means it is a very intense, high-density program. In the course of the program you’ll work on a series of projects. You’ll invent creative and original solutions for current social and cultural issues, in the form of artistic products or artful interventions. Think installations, films, performances, and games. Think meetings, publications, plans, and enterprises. Each and every intervention will be the result of interdisciplinary teamwork. Your teachers are experts in their fields and have experience with interdisciplinary encounters. The study program is built up around four domains; Arts & Society, Arts & Science, Arts & Entrepreneurship and Arts & Culture. The blocks are projects connected to domains, which are organized together with different partners in the world from the Arts, Sciences and Society. Next to fulfill these projects there will be courses with theory and the methods and techniques to become a ‘critical engaged artist’. The theory will be based upon art history, contemporary art theory, philosophy, marketing, management, creative writing, art and communication. Baseline In addition to the projects, the curriculum consists of a baseline: an in-depth program with attention for theory, skills training and reflection. In theory education, disciplines such as art history, art analysis, dramaturgy, philosophy, text analysis and sociology are drawn on in order to explore specific themes addressed in project education in more depth. Examples of skills training are singing, design skills and Multi Media training. Focus During the program, you’ll further develop your own direction of artistic and intellectual growth. You’ll also learn how to manage your projects professionally and make them financially viable. In the second year, there is time to further train your capacities in projects with external partners. In the third year, you’ll develop and complete a graduation project of your own. You’ll write a graduation thesis in which you describe the research done in preparation of your graduation, the concept you developed based on this research, and your artistic working process, as well as the entrepreneurial aspects of your entire graduation project. Next to the thesis, your graduation project consists of an artistic part for which you can choose your own artistic medium. Formal requirements - pre-university secondary education (or equivalent) - evidence of artistic aptitude - advanced in English - collaborative skills Where? iArts is located in the heart of Maastricht, a European centre of culture and home to 11,000 students. The city’s numerous festivals and events reflect its diverse cultural and historical influences. A candidate for European Capital of Culture in 2018, Maastricht is investing in an inspiring, multifaceted cultural climate. [-]