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Arts, Media and Society (BA)

After graduation

In an interconnected global environment, the Bachelor in Arts, Media and Society meets a new market need: for multidisciplinary, digitally-fluent, international talent with a broad understanding of the impact and influence of the arts on society.

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In this video you will get to know Sanne Heynen. She has studied Arts, Media and Society at Leiden University and now has her own company. Would you like to know what she’s doing? Watch the video and find out!

What are your skills after graduation?

After graduating from the Arts, Media and Society bachelor’s programme you will have a multidisciplinary understanding of the influence and impact that the arts and media have on society. You will also have acquired the academic and professional skills that will be indispensable to your future career or study. The programme will prepare to kick start your career in areas like curating, consulting, (digital) publishing or arts journalism, or to further your academic education with a suitable master’s degree.

Your career prospects

Graduates of the programme who want to further their academic education can continue with a master’s programme. Having successfully completed a master’s you will have earned the title Master of Arts (MA), which will significantly increase your chances of finding a position at academic level.
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Where you find a job afterwards will depend upon your interests, knowledge and skills, and the elective choices that you made during your study. What is certain, however, is that you will be qualified to work in a broad range of sectors.
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Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

If you are considering future research or a research master in the area in which the arts, media and society connect, research institute the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) may be of interest to you. LUCAS aims to establish an interdisciplinary scholarly community that fosters a deep understanding of the power and dynamics of art and cultural objects in the past and present. In research and education, the institute contributes to an active understanding of cultural literacy.

Humanities Career Event

Each year, the Faculty of Humanities organises a Humanities Career Event. This all-day event is your chance to learn everything you can about how to find the job you want and successfully attain it. The event includes workshops on a wide range of topics as well as opportunities to network with alumni and potential employers and attain tips, information and potential job leads. Check out the programme of the 2021 Career Event to get an idea of what such an event involves.

Check out the video of the Humanities Career Event!

Career Service

The Career Service of Leiden University’s Faculty of Humanities will be pleased to give you personal advice and guidance about internships and jobs, as well as courses and workshops in career-planning, job applications and interviews. The advisors can also provide contact details for potential employers. Furthermore, an internship coordinator and career advisor will help you match your interests and abilities with suitable internships and career options. You can contact the Student Career Service during your studies or up to six months after you graduate.

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