Bachelor in Arts and Culture

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Program Description

Arts and Culture

Do you have broad interests and are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy discussing current social issues? Do you want to understand their historical roots and engage in the philosophical reflection? If so, the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture is the right choice for you.

You will learn to understand Western culture by looking at how it shapes and is shaped by art, science, technology, media, and politics. You will explore the issues of modern society from a variety of perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach (based on philosophy, literature and art studies, history, and science and technology studies) will teach you to understand and frame complex social issues.

You will learn to think analytically, make connections across a variety of perspectives and develop strong argumentation skills. This will make you an attractive employee in a variety of jobs. Arts and Culture graduates work, for instance, as consultants for cultural institutions, policy advisors for governments, journalists and researchers. However, most graduates will opt for a master's degree before they enter the job market.

Information for Dutch-speaking students

All teaching materials are provided in English and students are attending English-taught lectures and tutorials. However, the programme will also offer you the possibility to write your exams, papers and BA thesis in Dutch if you are a Dutch-native speaker.

Why this programme?

In the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture, you will study the arts and culture from a variety of perspectives. To understand the complexity of current society, you will integrate insights from philosophy, history, science and technology studies, art and literature studies. This will help you to:

  • Develop an understanding of the historical roots of modern culture
  • Reflect philosophically on societal issues of today
  • Develop the analytical capacity to connect diverse scholarly perspectives
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the role of the arts, science, technology, media, and politics in our culture

Which qualities will help you achieve this?

  • Broad interests and an inquisitive mind
  • A love for reading and writing
  • Ambition to study both independently and in collaboration with peers
Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is one of the six faculties at Maastricht University. It was founded in 1994. There are approximately 240 employees and around 1800 students. The format ... Read More

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is one of the six faculties at Maastricht University. It was founded in 1994. There are approximately 240 employees and around 1800 students. The format of the education is, like at all the faculties of Maastricht University, based on the principle of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The faculty is internationally oriented and most of the programmes are offered in English. Its students come from all over the world. The faculty is located in the centre of Maastricht, in two renovated buildings on the Grote Gracht: the ‘Hof van Tilly’ and the ‘Soirongebouw’. Read less