Year 2

Year 2 consists of:

In the fold-outs below you will find an overview of all the compulsory courses in year 2. Refer to the Course Planner for an overview of the compulsory courses that are part of the Media and Culture programme. Are you planning to do an internship in your third year or would you like to study abroad for a while? In that case it is best to start planning in your second year. 

Did you start before 2018? Then check the Media and Culture Education and Examination Regulations to see which courses you will have to take.

Register in time!

You must register for both the specialisation and the courses. Some courses in the specialisations have limited space and priority rules apply, which means that there is a shorter course registration period. So carefully check what the registration deadline is and register in time! 

Block 1, 2, 3 and 4: Specialisation

A specialisation is a selection of 4 related courses within one area of Media and Culture. The Media and Culture programme offers 3 specialisations:

  • Screen Cultures
  • Participatory Cultures
  • Critical Data Studies 

Unfortunately, the Comparative Media Studies specialisation is not available this year. In case you have already started this specialisation, you can still register for the courses in this specialisation.

Block 1: Compulsory elective course

In block 1, in addition to a specialisation course, you choose one of 2 compulsory elective courses related to the academic and social context of Media and Culture. 

Block 2: Academic context course

The Academic Context Course teaches you to study Media and Culture in its context. You will be given an overview of the most dominant perspectives in cultural inquiry today. Every week you will be introduced to a different perspective, with different theories, methods and key concepts. We will read primary texts, research texts and we will introduce you to the key concepts that situate the different perspectives in relation to each other, linking them to the practices they engage with. 

Block 3 and 4: Elective courses

In block 3 and 4 you take your first 15 EC in elective courses (of the 60 EC you will have to complete before the end of your programme). As electives (your optional course profile), you choose components with a total study load of 60 EC. You can start with a minor, do an internship, go abroad or choose from a broad range of available courses. Make sure to check each course's entry requirements.

Compulsory courses year 2

General information

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