Knowledge and skills
The jobs of those working in the field of New Media and Digital Culture are characterised by a strong analytical focus on the thorough interconnectedness of media, technology, and society. Whether you work as consultant, designer, journalist or policy maker, your NMDC background has trained you to critically reflect on how dominant ideas and assumptions about new media influence day-to-day decision-making processes, and to find the materialised and institutionalised forms in which they shape our culture.
As an NMDC graduate, you will be able to spot the hype before it emerges, to advise on smarter use of (social) media, to explain what consequences certain new technologies will have on business strategies, to incorporate gaming principles in public education projects, to design better interfaces, and so on. We provide the academic framework, and you fill in the rest.
Media of Tomorrow symposium
Once a year, active students organise - with help from staff members and alumni - a ‘Media of Tomorrow’ event, bringing together students and alumni working in the media industries, at governmental institutions and beyond. During the event, experiences on moving from theory to practice, and from studying to work, are exchanged and discussed. The goal is to show you what you can expect to do and learn during the research internship, and to give you some idea of what an NMDC profile can do for you when looking for a job.
Your personal supervisor will guide you through the individual phase of your programme and discusses other career opportunities with you. The supervisor knows the tricks of the trade, and will be able to tell you in detail what options you will have once you graduate.
Career Services offers events, tests, coaching and training in and outside your masterprogramme, related to professional self-analysis, career orientation and job application skills. You can find more information about career services on Career Services for Dutch students or Career Services for international students.
Career Night Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities organises a Career Night Humanities with interesting partners who will illustrate the diversity in career opportunities for humanities graduates and give you possibilities to develop yourself by joining their projects or attending their services. Read more about Career Night Humanities (in Dutch).
Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. This Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to participate in a job application training or have your résumé checked.