Why this programme?
In the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture you will study 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 contemporary issues
- 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 of reading and writing
- Ambition to study both independently and in collaboration with peers
The Elementary Phase
The bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture is characterised by a strong logic and courses systematically build upon one another. It is divided into an elementary phase and a graduation phase, which each take one and a half years. The elementary phase has a chronological setup, starting from Antiquity and ending in the early 21st century. In this phase, you'll gain a profound knowledge of the historical roots of modern society and culture.
The programme has a strong emphasis on helping you develop research and writing skills. An important element of the programme is a learning trajectory in which you write increasingly longer and more complex papers. This culminates in writing your bachelor's thesis in your third year.
For this programme you will need:
- A broad interest in Western culture and its historical roots
- An interest in our interdisciplinary approach
- Self-discipline and excellent time-management skills
- A critical mind with a broad academic orientation
- Good knowledge of the English language
- To enjoy interacting with students from different nationalities
- To be attracted to the small-scale and interactive character of the teaching system