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After graduation

The Education in Arts master course is an inspiring and interdisciplinary environment in which you will get to grips with the intricacies of conducting practice-based artistic research. Through arts-based research, reflection, creation and expression, you will articulate your vision. Drawing on your full power as an artisteducator, you will be able to express your goals convincingly and be inspired and motivated to take the lead when embarking on new challenges in inspiring others to express themselves and create.

A new way of thinking

This master course offers support with all facets of the complex role you perform as an artisteducator in society. You will not be trained as an activist, but challenged to question yourself, to reflect critically and to adopt a different perspective on ways of thinking. So that with the help of artistic resources and pedagogical-didactic know-how, you can make a valuable contribution to development and transformation processes in individuals and groups.

Having graduated, you will have specialist knowledge, experience and research skills that will enable you to take your professional practice to a higher level – and to continue to do so, even into the far future. As such, your research project will not disappear into a drawer but provide the starting point for a continuous learning process: a way of thinking and doing that you can draw on for the rest of your life.

The results of my graduation thesis makes me keen to do further research. What contributes to a good relationship of trust between teacher and student? I hope to achieve new insights and especially to inspire colleagues to conduct research into the relationship of trust they have with their students.
RUBEN SINKELDAM, master student


Specialist in a pluriform professional field

Our society is an environment that never stands still; that looks just a little bit different every day. The professional field of a master level artisteducator is just as broad and multifaceted. Many graduates apply the knowledge and expertise they acquired in their roles as art teachers at Dutch primary or secondary schools, in intermediate or higher vocational education or in extracurricular art education – for example in arts centres and education departments attached to cultural institutions. But this master course also adds depth to the work of social community workers, creative therapists, policy makers, curators and investigative journalists. In some cases, graduate art educators even develop new areas of work that had not previously existed.

Would you like to read more about the fields in which artisteducators work?

The importance of teaching literacy and numeracy is often emphasised. However, our rapidly changing world is bringing about shifts in the content of education. Curriculum innovations are on the increase and in addition to maths and literacy, other areas of learning are becoming more important for society.
LYNN KOSAKOY, master student


Title and diploma

After successfully completing the higher vocational Education in Arts master course, you may use the title Master of Education (MEd).

This course may be found in the Dutch Central Register of Courses in Higher Education (CROHO) under code 49117. The formal name of the course, under which it is known in CROHO, is Master Education in Arts. This CROHO name will appear on your diploma.


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