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The arts have always enabled the articulation of values through the symbolic and poetic realm of creativity and personal expression. Yet currently, we see an increasingly complex interaction between professionals and amateurs and between various artistic disciplines such as music and other entertainment forms such as video games and interactive television.
To understand how the arts came to be so mobile, interactive and omnipresent in daily life, insight and critical understanding of the development of the various arts disciplines within their social and cultural context is essential. The Arts, Culture and Media programme offers intensive study in the historical development of arts genres while highlighting how the arts accommodate, reflect or even transform particular societies. By examining core theoretical frameworks for studying the arts from network-, critical- and
gender theory, to arts- cognition and phenomenology, students learn to differentiate the styles and values implicit in artistic practices such as sampling in hip hop versus sequencing in mainstream pop music. Further, linking these artistic developments to both collective evaluation regimes and the pioneering endeavors of artists, the programme offers a more nuanced conception of the arts beyond the generally accepted ‘arts-for-art-sake’ philosophy.
By connecting in-depth study into the aesthetic dimensions of art works with a broader overview of their relation to contemporary institutions, students gain precise knowledge about a particular arts discipline as well as a broader recognition of how arts communities, governments and institutions guide the creative outcome of artistic individuals within a social and cultural context.
Is this the programme for you?
Are you interested in how the arts impact our (quality of) life? Do you want to know how the arts mediate contemporary consciousness and values, or how we use the arts to express our identity? Do you enjoy uncovering the narrative structures of fiction in film and literature, or examining the song structures of performances from the sonata form to the blues? Do you want to contribute in a significant, creative, and responsible way to the functioning of the arts world? Then the Arts, Culture and Media programme – which has a Dutch and an English variant – offers you the perfect combination of theory and practice.
What is Arts, Culture and Media?
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Discussions about the arts
Within digital platforms, daily debates about film, literature and music indicate the urgency of the arts. Further, art worlds play an increasingly prominent role in the economic transformation and identity of creative cities such as Groningen, where the municipality promotes the city’s international reputation and attracts artists from all over (Eurosonic, Noorderslag). As an ACM student, you study such worlds as well as the artistic values implicit in related debates while learning about the inner workings of arts institutions. In our programme, you acquire the expertise to navigate this increasingly mediated artistic and cultural landscape.
Why are we reminded of profound emotions when we hear a song from the past? What does our increasing use of digital media say about contemporary arts practices? How do complex films and television programmes situate aesthetic values and cultural identities?
What is Arts, Culture and Media?