Arts, Cognition and Criticism MA

University of Groningen    Arts

Full time September MA 1 year full time
Creative Arts & Design (9) History & Archaeology (19)

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The Arts, Cognition and Criticism MA programme offers a unique and interdisciplinary approach to studying the role of the arts in culture. Through a combination of cognitive sciences, hermeneutics, narrative and critical theory, discourse analysis, and arts sociology, students gain a deep understanding of how culture is shaped and negotiated through artistic expression. The programme provides core theories, methods, and concepts in the first semester, followed by the opportunity to choose electives and conduct research in the second semester. With a strong cultural infrastructure and excellent connections to arts institutions, studying in Groningen offers a stimulating international environment for aspiring arts and culture professionals.

About the course

This track studies the role of the arts in culture from a multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing on cognitive sciences, hermeneutics, narrative & critical theory, discourse analysis & arts sociology.

Culture can be understood as a complex cognitive process through which humans articulate and negotiate their individual and collective consciousness, identities, values and understanding of the world. The arts have always played an important part in this process.

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Entry Requirements

Additional requirements English: Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

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EU/EEA 2023-2024: €2314 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2023-2024: €16000 full-time

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