Goal and content minor

The minor Creative Cities caters to students interested in emerging artistic practices, subcultures and new media and how these phenomena relate to creative dynamics in society. Investigating cities, urban citizenship and the multidimensional dynamics between them obviously suggests an interdisciplinary academic approach while simultaneously offering endless possibilities for exploring connections between theory and practice. All four courses of this minor open the door to the urban world immediately beyond the university classroom and provide students with theoretical concepts, practical tools, and creative space to explore it.

The Creative Cities minor is inspired by the growing belief that the creative, economically viable city of the future will only thrive if it is truly integrated and its citizens turn from passive consumers into active participants who take responsibility for each other and their surroundings. All kinds of cultural practices can influence this process of bottom-up city building. Thus, the different courses in this minor offer opportunities to critically study new digital media technologies and their playful application, the changing role of young people in urban society, formal and informal cultural interventions in public space, and cutting edge participatory arts in lower income areas (community arts). A fifth course, offered in Dutch by Social Geography, explores the city as breeding ground for creativity.

Preperation Masters

The minor Creative Cities, which combines humanities and social sciences, provides a useful basis for various Master's programmes at Utrecht University, including Arts & Society, Media and Performance Studies, Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy, and New Media and Digital Culture. It could also benefit those wishing to pursue Master's studies in the social sciences (e.g., the M.A. in Human Geography and the Cultural Anthropology M.A. ‘Sociocultural Transformation’), or various M.A. programmes in Creative Cities and Urban Culture in the anglo-saxon world.

Minor Coordinator

Eugene van Erven

Study Programme

The minor Creative Cities consists of four compulsory courses (30 EC). Dutch students have the possibility to choose between a course in English or Dutch in the second block.

entry requirements

There may be specific entry requirements for some of the course modules in the minor. Please refer to the description of the course modules in the University's Course Catalogue.

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form (doc) during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Please send the form -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the course and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.