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Online Culture: Art, Media and Society

Tilburg University

Bachelor Undergraduate Tilburg

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Arts
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary In the Bachelor's program in Online Culture: Art, Media and Society you study the interplay of digital media, art, and culture in a world shaped by digitalization and globalization.
Course description In this international Bachelor's program about digital culture and (new) media you focus on how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living and how they affect society. From disciplines like cultural studies and media studies you study the relationship between people, cultures and languages in the digital world. You discuss new ways of communication, art expressions and (social) media expressions like memes and trolls. You research how such ways of communication and expressions are established and how they manifest in, and have influence on a society that increasingly takes place online. Additionally, you actively contribute to digital culture by writing papers and opinion pieces for our own online platform Diggit Magazine.
Study subjects In the first year you take introductory courses of the three specializations that you can choose from, so you will discover which specialization suits you best. The second and third year revolve entirely around one of the specializations: Art in the Public Sphere, Digital Media and Global Communication.
Course objectives The bachelor Online Culture: Art, Media and Society (Culture Studies) has a focus on digital culture and (new) media. From disciplines such as cultural studies and media studies you study how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living.
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, portfolio, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, working group, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Information about the institution At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them.


Admission requirements
  1. As our Bachelor's programs are taught entirely in English, you will need to demonstrate your English language proficiency. Tilburg University accepts one of the following tests: * Academic IELTS: ≥6.0 overall score (≥5.5 min. on all components) * TOEFL (internet-based): ≥80 * Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C. An English proficiency test is not required if: * You are a citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. * You completed your entire secondary education in English either at an international school (completing the IB, the EB, Cambridge International GCSE and A levels) or in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America * Your high school diploma is the Dutch VWO, the German Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife, or the Belgian Diploma van secundair onderwijs (ASO), and English was one of the examination subjects. Some other high school diplomas where English is an examination subject also give exemption from this requirement, but this will be decided on an individual basis after your application has been assessed.
  2. Students are required to write a motivation letter in which they state the following: Why would you would like to join the Online Culture program at Tilburg University? Make sure your letter does not exceed one page in length.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS listening 5.5
IELTS overall band 6
IELTS reading 5.5
IELTS speaking 5.5
IELTS writing 5.5
TOEFL internet based 80
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 -
1 Sep 2021 1 May 2021 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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Telephone number +31 (0) 13 -466 9111
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