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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.

What are your skills after graduation?

The 3-year, English-taught Bachelor in Arts, Media and Society is an innovative and relevant programme that provides you with a multidisciplinary understanding of the influence of art  in society, as well as its potential and actual impact on concrete societal issues. You gain the academic and professional skills essential to your future career or study, and exit the programme prepared to take on work such as curating, consulting, (digital) publishing, arts journalism; or further research in a master or research master. 

Your career prospects

Do you want to follow a full academic programme? After obtaining your bachelor’s degree you can continue with a master’s programme. Once you have successfully completed your master’s you will have earned the title Master of Arts (MA). Your master’s diploma will increase your chances of finding a job or academic-level position.
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Your future workplace will depend upon your interests, knowledge and skills, and on the elective choices you’ve made during your study. Students who complete this programme find themselves prepared for a wide range of sectors and occupations.
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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

Once a year, the Faculty of Humanities organises a Humanities Careers Event. This 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 and opportunities to network with alumni and potential employers, gaining valuable tips, information and potential job leads.

Check out the video of the Humanities Career Event 2017!

Career Service

The Faculty of Humanities Career Service provides all humanities students with professional advice and guidance concerning (international) internships and jobs. Humanities Career Service also holds courses on career planning and job applications, and organises regular workshops in, for example, interview skills and how to create an effective CV. Their role is to prepare you for the job market. And our Job market survey shows: Preparation works!