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Media Studies: Television and Cross-Media Culture

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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If you are interested in studying contemporary media culture from a critical perspective, then the Master's programme Television and Cross-Media Culture is what you're looking for.

The Master's in Television and Cross-Media Culture offers the tools to understand and to evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture and its impact on culture, politics and everyday life. It also takes television as a starting point to map the conceptual, social and cultural challenges that come with digital, mobile and social media.
Television and Cross-Media Culture provides students with an in-depth knowledge in contemporary cross-media culture, viewed from historical, theoretical and critical perspectives, and applied to such topics as:
* relationship between private and public;
* political agency of audiences and users;
* economic and technological contexts of cultural production;
* aesthetic forms between story-telling and interface;
* popular and professional knowledge production through media.
The programme does not train you in producing media content. It will instead teach you how to identify the most important dynamics of our media culture and how to conceptualise them in a critical and meaningful way. This will allow you to participate in ongoing debates and to give relevant input to cultural, political or industrial endeavors concerning media culture.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12025 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13225 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


Students fluent in Dutch can choose a career-oriented specialisation (Dutch taught). The focus will primarily be on the analysis and evaluation of scripts and concepts for documentary and fiction films. The key emphasis of this specialisation will fall on research, dramaturgy, concept development, analysis, evaluation, line of reasoning and contextualisation. This specialisation can also be combined with the Film Studies Master's programme.


The programme in Television and Cross-Media Culture comprises 60 ECTS credits:
* 42 credits for Master's courses and electives;
* 18 credits for a Master's thesis.
The specific number of credits a student is required to obtain through coursework is determined by the admissions committee and is based on the student's previous qualifications. Fulfilment of all the requirements will take at least one year.

instruction modes

- Seminars and tutorials with supervision by specialists devoted to the in-depth study of a variety of topics.
* Supervised individual research resulting in a thesis.
* All classes are taught in small groups, with a maximum of 20 students.

job perspective

Graduates of the Master's programme Television and Cross-Media Culture have the skills to provide well-informed, well-founded and practical television criticism, both in terms of editing and programme development, and policy development and programme evaluation for closed-door and open forums. They frequently go on to become editors at broadcasting or production companies, or work in different capacities in the field of journalism.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60