If you're interested in studying television from a theoretical, institutional and historical perspective, then the Television Studies Master's programme is what you're looking for.
This programme, part of the Master's in Media en cultuur (Media and Culture), focuses primarily on the study of television and its relationship with other media and practices, including new media, cinema, fandom and institutional policy. Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam The Master's programme provides insight into the fields of institutional history, theoretical perspectives on television and shifts in technologies. Here, popular culture is understood as a term which comprises the possibility of users, consumers and viewers to engage with media forms in different ways.
The goal of the programme is to teach you how to provide well-informed, well-founded and practical television criticism, both in terms of policy development or programme evaluation for closed-door and open forums and editing and programme development.
We have a partnership with New York University. Every year, lecturers from NYU teach courses at this university programme. We are currently exploring additional exchange-programme options.
For the career-oriented specialisation, Television Studies and Film Studies are working with the Dutch Institute for Sound & Image, the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, various broadcasting companies and producers. Accreditation and degree
Television Studies is a track of the Master's programme in Media en cultuur (Media and Culture). This has been legally by Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) .
This means that upon completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in Media en cultuur and the title Master of Arts (MA).
Applicants for the Master's programme should have at least a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in the field of Television or Media and Culture, which must include at least 60 ECTS credits (or the equivalent) in Television Studies or another relevant field.The level of the Bachelor's degree must be comparable to that of a Dutch Bachelor's degree.The admissions committee will assess each applicant's academic qualifications on a case-by-case basis.
Recipient: University of Amsterdam
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