International Bachelor Arts and Culture StudiesErasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies
If you are driven by an academic curiosity about the arts, creative industries or economics; if you want to develop original and well-founded ideas about how to produce, sustain and disseminate culture; and if you are willing to share your knowledge and experience with your fellow international students, then the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies is the programme for you.
As an IBACS student, you approach art and culture from different angles, such as sociology and economy. This helps you to answer questions such as 'How has the Internet affected the distribution of art?', 'When do we call something 'kitsch'?' or 'How do cultural policies come into being?' Besides building a theoretical foundation, you will also put your broad knowledge about the arts and culture into practice during the compulsory internship.
The IBACS programme is connected to many cultural institutions in and outside of Rotterdam: your future professional network. And did you know that you can also combine IBACS with a programme at the Willem de Kooning Academy or Codarts? The Double Degree RASLOpens external is perfect for those who want to simultaneously practice and study the arts.
- Whether or not your diploma and/or language test report are at the required level, will be determined by the Admissions Office of Erasmus University Rotterdam. No rights can be derived from the overview below.
- You can complete and submit your application even when you have not yet obtained your diploma and/or proof of English proficiency.
For more information about admission requirements, please refer to the institute website.
The International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies offers you this opportunity. In many respects, the arts and culture sector can be called dynamic. In this world, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are key concepts. These characteristics do not only apply to artists, they are also increasingly essential for you, the future arts and culture specialist that engages with art and culture behind the scenes.
The way arts and culture function in society, plays a central role in IBACS. Therefore, in the programme, significant attention is given to social developments, both past and present. Graduates are therefore not only specialists, they are also professionals who understand what is going on in contemporary societies.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is one of the schools of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. ESHCC hosts the departments of History, Arts and Culture Studies, and Media & Communication. ESHCC offers high-quality education, based on academic...
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