The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies focuses on the in-betweenness and crossovers in modern and contemporary visual culture. By this we mean the interrelations within and between various old and new media, but also between media and visual arts. These have been intensified with the arrival of digital media and of the 'hypermedium' that arises from the on-screen interplay of words, images, and sounds and through the technological convergences of cinema, television, radio, and digital media. Our programme offers historical and theoretical perspectives on these phenomena while also taking into account real-life developments in the field of museum practices. Our students have had careers in education and research, media companies, and art institutions.
A career in research, audio-visual heritage, policy and administration
The programme Comparative Arts and Media Studies is an internationally oriented course that has close links to real-life practice. In addition to gaining expertise in theoretical and historical research, you have the opportunity to take an internship that involves research in an area of your choice. This can prepare you for careers in the fields of education and communication, digital archiving of cultural heritage, or cultural policy and administration. Employers include higher education, museums and art foundations, media companies, events, and corporate businesses.