Choose the Master’s in Arts and Culture specialisation in Art of the Contemporary World and World Art Studies at Leiden University to expand your knowledge of art in several core areas. You gain an understanding of the challenges presented by art history today, and explore developments in art in the broad context of visual culture – from social and political developments and developments in natural sciences to globalisation. Your new insights will equip you with a whole new perspective on the immense multiplicity/versatility of art today.
Your knowledge will span the many ways in which art reflects change in today’s society, the blurring borders between art, science and popular culture, the advancing embrace of (digital) technology and the impact on art of the manifold processes of globalisation.
During your master’s your focus is on art in its role as a communicative agency, intermedialisation and interculturalisation, and on the theory and methods of present-day art history.
The Department of Arts and Culture also offers a two-year Research master’s programme.