International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies (IBACS)
Field of study: Arts, Culture, Media, Humanities, Economics, Sociology, Social Sciences
Keywords: The business of culture from a global perspective - cultural policy, arts education, art markets, audiences, heritage, cultural organizations, creative industries, entrepreneurship.
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Duration: 3 years = 36 months full-time
Course load: 180 ECTS-credits = 60 ECTS credits per year, 1 ECTS = 28 hours
Language of instruction: Fully taught in English
Ranking Erasmus University Rotterdam Times Higher Education ranking #72 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) #4 in the Netherlands, #92 worldwide
Our MA programmes Arts, Culture and Society, Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship, Tourism, Culture and Society, Research MA in Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts and MA Media Studies are accessible upon completing the BA. Or you enter the labour market directly with well-developed analytical skills, experience in writing and research. Furthermore, you will be capable of examining issues related to the business of culture.
The Netherlands: 17 million inhabitants, 200 different nationalities
Rotterdam: 650,000 inhabitants, 175 different nationalities, 80% speaks English
Erasmus University Rotterdam: 39,150 students, 114 different nationalities
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