The Department of Media and Culture Studies provides education on and carries out research in the fields of film, television, games, new media and digital culture, theatre, dance and performance, gender and ethnicity, music and cultural policies. Culture is a dynamic mix of artistic, creative and everyday practices with which people shape their identities and actions, and within which societal structures and institutions take shape. Media (old and new) are crucial factors in these processes.

Education

The department is the home base for all the lecturers who teach in the Bachelor’s programmes Media en Cultuur and Muziekwetenschap. They also teach in the various Master's programmes, including Film- en Televisiewetenschap and the English-language programmes Applied Musicology, Arts and Society, Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy, Gender Studies, Gender Studies (Research), Media, Art and Performance Studies, Musicology and New Media & Digital Culture.

Research

The scholars in media and culture studies from the various research groups often work together to explore issues surrounding different facets of the role played by art, culture, and media in present-day society. The research focuses on a broad range of media and cultural and artistic performances, which are studied within their intermedial context. We pay particular attention to the relation between historical and contemporary developments, transmedial and intermedial phenomena, cultural diversity, emancipation, heritage and the digital humanities.

News

sabine uijl iris van der tuin
17 January 2019
A close-up of the similarities and differences between the bachelor education and University College Utrecht and the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme
Gender
8 January 2019
This special issue focuses on the impacts of gender registration and the possibilities for abandoning such practices. Deadline for submission: 4 February 2019.
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20 December 2018
Koen Leurs, Sanne Sprenger, Ena Omerović and Hemmo Bruinenberg developed a program called “Media literacy through making media”.
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Events

Dr. Zara Dinnen
24 January 2019 15:00 - 17:00
On Thursday 24 January 2019, Dr Zara Dinnen will present a paper on ‘Userness’.
24 May 2019 21:45 - 25 May 2019
This documentary explores the history and present of the internet. Is it one of the greatest revolutions ever experienced? With media scholar Dr Nanna Verhoeff.
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