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What will I learn?

In this international Bachelor’s program about digital culture and (new) media you focus on how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living and how they affect society. From disciplines such as cultural studies and media studies you study the relationship between people, cultures and languages in the digital world. You discuss new ways of communication, art expressions as well as (social) media expressions such as memes and trolls. Within Online Culture: Art, Media and Society you research how such ways of communication and expressions are established and how they manifest in, and have influence on a society that increasingly takes place online. In addition, you actively contribute to digital culture by writing papers and opinion pieces for our own online platform Digit Magazine.


Online Culture: Art, Media and Society are unique in content and approach as you do not only study digital culture, but you also actively contribute to it through our own online platform Digit Magazine. In collaboration with lecturers and researchers you work on papers, opinion pieces and reviews for Digit throughout your studies. In this way, you learn everything about fact checking, content sharing and reviewing; skills that will benefit you when you enter the job market after your studies.

  • In the first year of the program, you build a solid basis in digital media, arts and culture. In addition, you acquire the academic skills necessary to scientifically analyze and interpret different content and theories.
  • After the first introductory year, you deepen your knowledge in the second and third year. In your second year you can choose between the following majors: Digital Media, Art in the Public Sphere or Global Communication. Besides choosing a major, you have the opportunity to create your own program by choosing elective courses.
  • Shape your own portfolio! Next to the courses within your major in the first semester of the third year, you also self-direct your future career by choosing one of two career paths: Research or Entrepreneurship. In the latter an internship is part of your study program.

The specializations you can choose:

Digital Media

How do digitalization and globalization change the way in which we live?

Art in the Public Sphere

How do digitalization and globalization change the way in which the artist and the public deal with literature, art and culture?

Global Communication

How do digitalization and globalization change the way in which we communicate?

Career prospects

Online Culture: Art, Media and Society prepare you for a successful career within (online) communication and media, education, the cultural sector, international companies or the government. 93% of our graduates find a job within a year after graduation. 74% even finds a job within 3 months after graduation.

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

Expected August 2022


Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,



5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL test score with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based version; Cambridge Proficiency Examination (CPE, score A, B or C) or Cambridge Advanced English (CAE, score A, B or C).

For international students

You need to have a high school diploma which is considered equal to the highest level of secondary education in the Netherlands. Examples of qualifying diplomas are:

  • The International Baccalaureate
  • The European Baccalaureate

Most European high school diplomas which allow access to university in your own country, such as the German Abitur, the Swiss Matura, or the French Baccalauréat.

In case of a non-EU diploma, we often require an additional year at university before you can start here.

English language proficiency

As our Bachelor's program in Online Culture: Art, Media and Society is taught in English, a good verbal and written command of this language is essential. Therefore, all applicants must provide proof of their English proficiency.

Tilburg University accepts the following English proficiency certificates:

  • Academic IELTS: ≥6.0 overall score (≥5.5 min. on all components)
  • TOEFL (internet-based): ≥80
  • Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.

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