Study programme

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The full Bachelor's programme takes three years. Each year consists of four blocks of ten weeks and ends with an exam week. In your first year, you will attend an average of 12-18 hours of education per week, taught entirely in English from day one.


In the first year, you take introductory classes on new media, film, TV, and theatre and performance studies. In the second year, Media and Culture offers a set of four courses in an integrated package called an ‘academic profile’. You can choose between three profiles: 'Screen Cultures in Transition', 'Participatory Cultures: Civic Engagement in Media and Performance' or: 'Critical Data Studies'. 

Teaching methods

During the programme, you will encounter various types of teaching. These include lectures, where a lecturer explains the material, seminars, where you engage with the material through discussions and short tasks with fellow students and the lecturer, and project groups, where you work on larger assignments with other students. In addition to attending lectures and participating in group work, you will also spend about 20 hours per week on self-study.

Teaching method






Group study


Independent study



Doing an internship is fun and an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience. In the past, Media and Culture students worked at the EYE film museum in Amsterdam, Dutch Game Garden or The Dutch Institute for 'Beeld en Geluid'

Group size

On average, around 175 students start the Media and Culture Bachelor's programme (Dutch and English) programme each year. In the tutorials, you will sit with approximately 20-25 fellow students. In the first year, the average group size at lectures is a lot higher, because you will follow a number of lectures with students from other study programmes.

Study guidance

You can count on good guidance and personal advice during your studies. We have various employees, such as mentors, tutors and study advisors, who will support you with study-related issues. But they also offer guidance and advice on issues that are not directly related to your study programme.

Binding recommendation regarding the continuation of studies (BSA)

At the end of the first academic year, every student receives binding recommendation regarding the continuation of studies (BSA). You must obtain at least 45 of the 60 credits of the Bachelor's programme in Media and Culture in order to continue your studies.

Studenten op de fiets
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