The Research Master's Programme Media, Art and Performance Studies lasts for two years and has a 120 EC study load. Each block you take 15 EC worth of courses. Please refer to the programme book as a supplement to the student website and as a guide during your first weeks of the academic year.

Curriculum

  • The Course planner contains an overview of the courses in your study programme's exam requirements, including useful information about individual courses. Do not forget to choose academic year 2019-2020!
  • Below you will find a detailed description of your curriculum.

Your tutor is available if you require assistance selecting your courses. As a student of this programme, you may also take the supplementary courses Academic Writing in EnglishYou can choose between three tracks:

  • 40 EC Core Curriculum (in the course planner: V)
  • 10 EC Research School (in the course planner: T1)
  • 20 EC Electives A (in the course planner T1)
  • 20 EC Electives B: 
    • non-compulsory modules offered by the RMA programme in Media, Art and Performance;
    • modules offered by other RMA programmes within the Humanities at the Utrecht Faculty of Humanities;
    • modules from a related MA or RMA programme at another Humanities faculty in the Netherlands. For these courses students will have to apply for approval by the exam committee.
  • 30 EC RMA Master's Thesis (in the course planner V)

Track 1 courses

  • 40 EC Core Curriculum (in the course planner: V)
  • 10 EC Research School (in the course planner: T2)
  • 20 EC Electives A (the course planner: T2)
  • 5 EC Electives B: 
    • non-compulsory modules offered by the RMA programme in Media, Art and Performance;
    • modules offered by other RMA programmes within the Humanities at the Utrecht Faculty of Humanities;
    • modules from a related MA or RMA programme at another Humanities faculty in the Netherlands. For these courses students will have to apply for approval by the exam committee.
  • 15 EC Internship (in the course planner: T2)
  • 30 EC Research Master's Thesis (in the course planner: V)

Track 2 courses

  • 40 EC Core Curriculum (in the course planner: V)
  • 5 EC Research School (in the course planner: T3)
  • 15 EC Electives (in the course planner: T3)
    • non-compulsory modules offered by the RMA programme in Media, Art and Performance;
    • modules offered by other RMA programmes within the Humanities at the Utrecht Faculty of Humanities;
    • modules from a related MA or RMA programme at another Humanities faculty in the Netherlands. For these courses students will have to apply for approval by the exam committee.
  • 30 EC Study abroad (in the course planner: T3)
  • 30 EC Research Master's Thesis (in the course planner: V)

Track 3 courses

 

The Research Master programme in Media, Art and Performance Studies combines structure and flexibility, offering both a general training with an accumulative effect along with possibilities for developing an individual profile. The central themes of the programme, as expressed in the core courses that provide a broad overview over the field from different perspectives, The electives allow for specialization and stimulate the student to develop an individual research profile. 

Professional and academic skills are trained in the compulsory seminars and all electives, as well as in the tutorials, where students are expected to develop adequate research questions, identify appropriate theoretical frameworks and methods, conduct analyses and/or collect empirical data in a rigorous and reflected way and present the results of their research following the established standards in the discipline. The principle form of assessment is written reports or research papers, next to other written or oral assignments. 

Within the seminar meetings considerable attention is paid to the oral presentation of materials and insights and to peer reviewing of each other’s work in various stages of development; this helps train students to become critical readers of their own work and to understand the pitfalls involved in explaining things to colleagues within the discipline.

Students complete their training with an individual research project (final thesis) that is conducted under supervision of one of our senior staff members. 

Exam requirements

When you start this programme, you will be registered for its exam programme. This is a 'translation' of the exam requirements described in the Education and Examination Regulations. In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet the exam requirements.

Study Progress Report (SPR)

Your study progress report lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your study progress report in OSIRIS > tab Progress. See the example (pdf) for an elaborate explanation on the Study Progress Report.

If you wish to deviate from the curriculum, you must first ask your programme’s Board of Examiners for approval or exemption. In case your request is granted, the changes will be processed in OSIRIS and integrated into your exam programme and Study Progress Review.

In order to graduate, you will need to meet your programme's exam requirements as described in the Education and Examination Regulations. Based on these criteria and your Study Progress Review, the Board of Examiners determines whether you have graduated. The courses that are listed on your Study Progress Review will appear on the International Diploma Supplement (IDS), the attachment that you receive with your diploma. Note that courses listed under the heading ‘Results-Other’ are not part of the examination syllabus and do not appear on the IDS.

If you have questions about your Study Progress Review or find errors in it, contact the Student Desk Humanities.