Bachelor's Degree in Arts Studies in Netherlands

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Arts Studies

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.

Top Bachelor Programs in Arts Studies in Netherlands 2017

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Bachelor - Design

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
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. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts Studies in Netherlands 2017. Design: www.hanzegroningen.eu/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 [+]

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 programme 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 programme 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 programme in the Netherlands to link interdisciplinarity in the arts to academic scholarship and partners outside of the academy. Projects The iArts programme is a 4 year bachelor’s programme within 3 years. This means it is a very intense, high-density programme. In the course of the programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme, 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. [-]

Bachelor in Photography

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

You will develop into an image specialist who – in your individual and questioning way – uses photography as a tool to portray a world in ways that are thought provoking and visually challenging. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts Studies in Netherlands 2017. You will develop into an image specialist who – in your individual and questioning way – uses photography as a tool to portray a world in ways that are thought provoking and visually challenging. You relate to the world through images. In doing so, you use your knowledge of the features of the medium of photography. Because in a broad sense, photographic images have their own character, offer specific opportunities and have a special position in the current visual culture. As a photographer, you also have knowledge of the language and meanings of images and you can apply these for your own purposes. The inter-connected curriculum looks at imagery, photography techniques, theoretical research knowledge, skills and understanding. International professional reality remains a crucial aspect of the programme. The curriculum is project oriented and stimulates a dynamic work situation in which students experiment, explore, make and reflect, and in so doing constantly come into contact with new environments, challenges and issues. The curriculum also looks at the continuously changing professional practice of today’s photographers. These days, the medium of photography is not restricted to a handful of professionals – almost everyone takes photos, often digital photos, and more and more people are able to digitally edit them. While everybody records their lives, manipulates their photos and publishes them on their own platforms such as social media and blogs, the professional photographer maintains the overview of the professional field and reflects on it. Photography is increasingly about the way in which the images’ uniqueness relates to the world, not only in terms of the visual culture, but to society in general. This means that you not only need the ability to create strong and very individual images, but images that strongly relate to photography as a medium. You also need to be able to collaborate with others and to make connections with your surroundings such as to other image creators, society, your public, in order to create work that stands out from the snapshots on social media. Creating Pioneers Our successful Photography alumni include: Barry van Leeuwen (nominated for the Photo Academy Awards); Marylene Rutten (winner of the Drempel Award); Marijke Groeneveld (winner of the Leiden Photography Festival); Csilla Klenyánszki; Benjamin Li; and Erik Kroes. PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor in Fine Arts

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

You develop your artistic talent through multi-facetted training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, conceptual development, technical skills, communication and presentation of and entrepreneurship in the arts. [+]

You develop your artistic talent through multi-facetted training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, conceptual development, technical skills, communication and presentation of and entrepreneurship in the arts. Theory is also a part of the study programme. Research skills will give you the ability to learn in-depth about the richness of art history and to make a link to current discourse in the arts. By doing quarterly projects in which all the aspects of the profession are addressed, you will learn to collaborate with others and to organise and document your activities. You will work towards a personal artistic plan that you will develop with your tutors. You will focus on the international side of the profession, on current practice or on continuing your studies to master level. You will also look at working in public space and at the many new possibilities that the digital domain offers. In the last phase of your programme, you will apply the knowledge you have gained about your subject to study areas that are derived from current developments in culture and society. You choose a graduation specialisation and during your course concentrate on a Practice, choosing from Autonomous, Social or Commercial Practices. Your work is demanding and requires, on top of talent, a great affinity with expressive arts and a feeling for tradition as well as daring to experiment. You can enter into exchanges with other institutes in cities such as Berlin, Marseille or Vancouver to gain international work experience and learning. After graduating, you can continue your studies in a master degree, for example the Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute. PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

BLS - Bachelor in Liberal Studies (180 credits) [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts Studies in Netherlands 2017. Courses Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 180 credits Electives 180 credits / 36 courses Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin Students who are 17 or older who have completed less than 12 years of formal education and who do not hold a high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin should earn up to an additional 60 credits in the Undergraduate Foundation program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their undergraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Undergraduate programs are an excellent choice for recent high school graduates as well as for college and university transfer students who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging undergraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with entry-level positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other undergraduate and graduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

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... [+]

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. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts Studies in Netherlands 2017. 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 As an international student your prior education must meet certain requirements.... [-]

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 [+]

"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. [-]