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Arts, Media and Society (BA)

Career prospects

What is your preferred career path? Would you prefer a job that involves communication? Or do you want to work on research projects in a museum environment? Or would you like to continue in academia? You will find that your Arts, Media and Society degree is a perfect preparation for the career of your choice.

These skills will help you

After graduating from the Arts, Media and Society programme you will have acquired valuable skills that are sought after by employers looking for new staff and by universities selecting candidates for master’s programmes. These skills include:

  • Working independently
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing
  • Working in teams
  • Project management
  • Resourcefulness
  • Self-reflection

Our job market survey shows that 79% of our graduates find a job within two months, and 53% find a job at an academic level immediately.

What will your professional field be?

Your degree in Arts, Media and Society means that you will be an attractive candidate for a variety of employers. For example, you could work in the cultural sector, business or education.

  • 24 % Culture, sports and recreation
  • 12 % Business services
  • 6 % Education
  • 6 % Government
  • 6 % Publishing
  • 6 % Communication and marketing
  • 6 % Health and wellbeing
  • 6 % Wholesale and retail
  • 6 % Research
  • 22 % Other

Source: Career Survey 2020 among graduates of the BA Arts, Media and Society. Career Service Humanities.

Where do our alumni work?

  • Art Museum The Hague
  • Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • Leiden University
  • Royal University of Leuven

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