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Arts & Culture: Contemporary Art History

Master

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The specialisation in Contemporary Art History focuses on visual, process-based and digital art from the 1960s until today. This specialisation trains you as an art historian who is equipped to tackle this complex but fascinating field. Not only will you develop thorough knowledge of today’s visual, process-based, and digital art, but you will also develop the skills to research, present and write about today's art. You will be well-equipped for a career in the cultural sector (museums, festivals, art galleries, archives), as an art critic or as a freelance cultural entrepreneur.

What unites contemporary art forms is that they directly address the complexity of today’s society, in which information technologies and globalisation play an ever-increasing role, leading to networked forms of artistic practice that transgress national and cultural borders. At the same time, artists are very aware of the heritage they build upon, deconstruct, commenting on, or appropriating art history, leading to various attempts to describe contemporary art with terms such as post-modern, post-conceptual, post-medium, and more recently even post-internet and post-digital – and post-contemporary.

Language

English

Title

Master of Arts

Duration

1 year

ECTS credits

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Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Admission

Application requirements

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Language requirements

A1
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
A1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
7
IELTS overall band
600
TOEFL paper based
250
TOEFL computer based
100
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 31 May '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 31 May '25 1 Apr '25
1 Sep '26 31 May '26 1 Apr '26

Scholarships

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NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

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Orange Tulip Scholarship - China

These customised scholarships will increase the talent development in a country with a Nuffic Neso office by allowing talented students to study in the Netherlands.

Contact

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1081 HV Amsterdam
020-5985020

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