The Arts refers to any field of study that involves more creative thinking as opposed to scientific, mathematical thinking. Many arts programs are focused on literature, while others involve practicing the fine arts like painting or music.
Top Bachelor Programs in Art Studies in Netherlands 2019
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. [+]
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.... [-]
Do you like playing games and are you particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work, its looks, its mechanics, its internal technical system and other interactive media? Then this programme may be something for you. This four year international major in Game Design as part of the Communication & Multimedia Design programme prepares you for becoming a designer in applied games and developer in gametools. [+]
You are at a crossroads in your life. Ahead a great many roads lead to multiple destinations. Which direction will you take? The Bachelor of Fine Art will teach you to be a professional fine artist. An artist is driven by curiosity and the desire to create things that haven’t been seen before. He or she is inquisitive, eager and curious and has the ambition to take an autonomous position in the world of fine art. Do you recognise yourself in this profile and are you passionate about art? Do you want to work with your hands as well as your head and are you happiest making things? A Bachelor of Fine Art at Minerva Art Academy could be right up your alley. [+]
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 Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies focuses on art in its various forms: fine arts, literature, music, theatre, film and digital media. The approach is both interdisciplinary and multi-media: you will not only analyze 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 social, politically and ideologically constructed; apply theoretical notions to analyze works of art or cultural phenomena; formulate a clear and well-founded vision of art and (popular) culture; write academically sound essays that contribute to current debates on art and culture. ... [-]
You will develop into a designer that is specialised in creating applied images and visuals. Illustration is becoming increasingly more visible in our strongly visually-oriented communication culture. [+]
We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction.
Students of the Illustration department at the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) learn to work and study together as a community. Within this community, the department actively encourages the broad range of learning opportunities made possible by contributions from individuals of various backgrounds and various approaches to illustration.
We aim to avoid constraining students within specific branches of illustration. We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction. The focus within the department is on three specific areas of the profession: narrative, informative, and authorial illustration. ... [-]
The term ‘animation’ is derived from the Latin word ‘anima’, which means ‘soul’. Thus, ‘animation’ literally means ‘to incite, to bring to life’. Freely translated, animation is the bringing across of meaning or emotion through the movement of an inanimate object. A rather more technical definition is ‘the suggestion of movement through consecutive images in changing situations’. [+]
Our department Animation focuses intensively on applicability and concept development, in addition to the development of the student’s craftsmanship and skills.
Animation is encountered in films, television series, games, augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive applications/apps, commercials, simulations and informational films. There is also a wide variety of formats, from traditional 2D animation and 3D computer techniques to stop-motion and digital cut-out animation. Animation combines technology with narratives. Animation was made possible by technological advances during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when illusionists became filmmakers. The art form continues to be shaped by technological developments. Animation also has a profound influence on the ways in which societies function and communicate. The animator who is aware of these evolutionary developments also knows the future of the profession and, perhaps more importantly, is in tune with relevant developments in society.... [-]
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 will be developing as an image specialist who uses photography and other media in order to visually express own vision of reality in thought-provoking and personal ways.
Studying Photography means developing new ways of thinking and seeing. You relate to the world through (photographic) images, and as a professional photographer, you need to know how to deal with this powerful medium. What is your personal vision in relation to photography as a medium and an art form?
You will be developing as an image specialist who, in their own individual and questioning way, uses photography as a tool for portraying the world in thought-provoking and visually challenging ways. You relate to the world through images, by applying your knowledge of the properties of the medium of photography. Photographic images have their own distinctive character, provide specific opportunities, and occupy a special position within contemporary visual culture. As a photographer, you also possess knowledge of the language and general meanings of images, which you are able to apply for your own purposes.... [-]
You develop your artistic talent through multi-faceted training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, conceptual development, technical skills, communication and presentation of and entrepreneurship in the arts. [+]
Art theory, research and experimentation all play a prominent role in your study programme
Art exists within a network of cross-references: the artist reflects upon the world at large. Within the Fine Art study programme, you will be learning to define and redefine what art is – or can be – in relation to society. You will be developing your artistic talent through a versatile training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, concept development, ‘making’ skills, communication and presentation of your work, as well as entrepreneurial skills specifically relevant to the domain of the arts. This way you will become a creating pioneer, working on your own self-directed visual research projects.... [-]