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Arts, Media and Society (BA)

Career prospects

In today’s interconnected world, graduates of the Arts, Media and Society bachelor’s programme are satisfying a new market need: for multidisciplinary, digitally savvy, international talent with a broad understanding of the impact and influence that the arts and media have on society.

What will your professional field be?

As a graduate of the Arts, Media and Society bachelor’s programme you will have developed academic, personal and professional skills that will help you succeed in a wide variety of sectors and positions. Furthermore, your curiosity and understanding of cutting-edge developments in contemporary art and media – coupled with the ability to view current issues in society from arts and media perspectives – will make you a creative, strategic and socially aware professional. You’ll also have the option of doing one of several master’s programmes.

Upon graduation Leiden University Humanities alumni  have exceptional career prospects. 71% find employment within 2 months of their graduation,  90% are employed within 6 months, and almost 100% have found work within a year of graduation.  In which sector are you likely to find a job?

Where do our students go?

Graduates of the Arts, Media and Society bachelor’s programme go on to work in a wide variety of positions in several sectors. A 2016 survey carried out by our Humanities Faculty revealed the percentages of Art History alumni that found jobs in the following sectors:

  • 35.0 % Culture, sports and recreation
  • 15.0 % Education
  • 15.0 % Research
  • 8.0 % Business services
  • 5.0 % Government
  • 3.0 % Communications
  • 3.0 % Consultancy
  • 3.0 % Non-profit (e.g. at an idealistic organisation)
  • 2.0 % Banking
  • 11.0 % Other

In concrete terms graduates of the Arts, Media and Society bachelor’s programme can expect to find positions such as:

  • Curator or programme developer for a museum, festival, media lab or other cultural institution;
  • (Art) journalist or columnist for a newspaper or magazine;
  • Editor or publisher in (online) media;
  • Policy advisor or consultant for a national or international, governmental or non-governmental organisation;
  • Organiser of educational or public-engagement activities for an educational body, company or non-governmental organisation;
  • Researcher;

Cultural entrepreneur with your own company serving the field of art and culture.

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