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What will I learn?

What do your clothes say about your identity? Can an artist still break through without competing on a talent show? The creative industries is a fast-changing sector where the focus always seems to be on the tension between creativity and commerce. You may wonder how it could be any different, in a world where creativity has become a commodity. At Radboud University we address such questions.

What will you learn?

In today’s dynamic media world, creativity and innovation are inseparably integrated with technology and globalisation. At Radboud University, we help you to develop a reflective, inquisitive and critical view of the creative industries and its relationship with economics and commercialism. We ask you to look beyond the promise of authenticity, the cry for value, or the quest for quality in the creative industries. But also, and most importantly, to never lose sight of its core; the heart of the creative industries is the cultural product or event. That is why in every course, in every debate, our starting point is the aesthetical and creative element. It’s about adding new value and significance to the creative industries.

In the Master’s specialisation in Creative Industries, we focus on the artistic product. We look at the wonderful new world where high fashion interacts with technological gadgets and where television series are gaining ground on cinema. You will also study our (post-)industrial society as a cultural phenomenon.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Creative Industries

If you want to make a career in the area where art meets commerce, where highbrow meets lowbrow, and where elite meets public, the Master’s specialisation in Creative Industries will definitely suit your interests.

Skills

This Master’s will help you develop the reflective, inquisitive and critical attitude you need to succeed in this field, while closely looking at research methods and discussions currently surrounding these topics. You will familiarise yourself with policy papers, business plans, scripts for the future, advanced knowledge of the industries based on the creative product. You will also be able to assess future trends, especially where the industry is concerned. In short, you will have the skills you need to contribute to the development of the young and dynamic creative sector.

Job positions

The jobs you might find yourself doing after graduating from this programme are extremely varied. The terrain of creative industries is as diverse as it is big and it’s continually expanding, creating lots of new potential jobs. We therefore expect there will be and more and more demand for people with an expertise in the creative industries.

To give you an idea of possible jobs, here a sample of jobs our graduates are now doing:

  • Trend watcher for companies
  • Consultant art education for an educational organisation
  • Consultant ‘quality television’ for a national commercial television station
  • Cultural policy-maker for the government
  • Festival organiser
  • Webmaster at a museum
  • Programme organiser at a film festival

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (13,07,190) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in related area, which is equivalent to a Dutch WO Bachelor. A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 577 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); An IELTS score of 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed Bachelor's degree with Bachelor thesis in Archaeology, Art History, History, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Philosophy, Liberal Arts or a related discipline. Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch research university diploma.

Proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

A TOEFL score of ≥90 (internet based), and all subscores ≥22
An IELTS score of ≥6.5, subscores ≥ 6.0, writing subscore ≥ 6.5
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a mark of C or higher
Bachelor’s Degree from a Research University in Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New-Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States of America

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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