Bachelor in Media and Culture

General

Program Description

About

Theatre performances use film and new media. Television seeks to interact with its viewers through social media. Films consist of computer-generated imagery. These trends signal the need to study the interconnections between the different media. This approach is precisely the focus of the Bachelor’s program in Media and Culture.

The Media and Culture program studies different types of media in a broad context and in relation to one another. You learn about the history, theory and the larger social context in which different media function. We put great emphasis on developing academic skills in order to analyze a film, television program, game, dance or theatre performance.

Eye for the Professional Field

Media and Culture provides opportunities for you to meet a diverse range of professionals in the field, such as programmers, curators, producers and policymakers (for example, people responsible for city marketing). The interaction between students and professionals is further underscored by the possibility of doing an internship in the third year of the Bachelor’s program. An internship can be a good preparation for, or even the actual start of, a professional career.

After the Bachelor's Program

After finishing the Bachelor’s program in Media and Culture, many alumni end up working in television or film production, the cultural sector (e.g. theatres, cultural centers) or in promotion and marketing. A significant amount of students choose to continue their studies in a Master’s program; for instance, the Master in Media, Art, and Performance Studies or the Master in New Media & Digital Culture.

Career Prospects

Cultural Sector

After a Bachelor's most students go on to take a follow-on Master’s program. A Master’s allows you to work in various fields of employment. It all depends on the direction you followed in your specialization.

Media and Culture Studies graduates include cultural policy advisors, teachers, dramaturges, editors, managers of theatre companies, film festival organizers and critics.

Last updated November 2019

About the School

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of int ... Read More

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities. Read less