Have you always wanted to know more about digital media, data, film, television, theatre and dance performances and games? Then the Media and Culture programme is a good match for you!

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programmers, reviewers, policymakers
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Media shape the world...

Our students will answer all your questions!

...and our understanding of that world. During this programme, you study media in a broader context and in relation to each other. You will learn about history, theory and larger social and technological contexts in which media function and interact. You will also develop academic skills, such as doing research. 

Make your own choices

With us, you not only study the history, theory and social context of media and performance. You also learn how to analyse the form and content of a film, television, game or performance. The programme is unique in that you also study dance. At the start of the bachelor's programme, you follow introductory subjects in the fields of film, television, new media, theatre, dance and culture and society. After that, you choose from a wide range of interesting courses.

I knew I wanted to work in the cultural field, but I found myself being interested in so many different disciplines that I didn’t want to study either film, theater, or art. Therefore, I applied to Media and Culture at Utrecht University.

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Eye for the professional field

During your study, you will also come into contact with practice! You will meet programmers, producers, reviewers, dramatists and policymakers. These are the kinds of positions this programme will prepare you for. You can also choose to do an internship. Utrecht is an excellent place for this, with all its stages, festivals, young cultural entrepreneurs and Hilversum Media Park around the corner. Think of the Dutch Film Festival, Impakt, SPRING, Café Theatre Festival, various cinemas, its own theatre, but also many nice smaller theatres such as Theater Kikker. Utrecht is also bursting with young game designers, theatre groups, film and PR companies. 

Why Media and Culture at Utrecht University?


  • you can also develop yourself creatively at Parnassos Cultural Centre or Studio-M¬†of the University. Here you will find all kinds of courses and workshops in the field of theatre, music, visual arts, film and photography.¬†

  • you can follow¬†honours programmes. This is extra challenging education, especially for motivated and talented students.

  • you can become a member of Study Association AKT.¬†Besides parties and drinks, AKT organises interesting lectures, symposia, film screenings, workshops and open stages. And what about AKT's own filmgala?

  • studying at Utrecht University means studying at one of the world's best universities. The¬†Shanghai Ranking¬†ranks Utrecht University as 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56nd in the world!

This is what our students say

Our students know better than anyone why the study programme in Media and Culture is a good choice. Below you can read why they chose this programme and what makes it so attractive. See Media and Culture in figures on Studiekeuze123 to compare this programme with other national programmes.

Key facts

BA (Bachelor of Arts)
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Study duration: 
3 years
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee 2023-2024, full-time): ‚ā¨ 2,314

Institutional fee 2023-2024: ‚ā¨ 10.365 (EU/EEA), ‚ā¨ 11,523 (non-EU/EEA)

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