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Media Courses

The course selection listed on this page is by no means comprehensive. These are some of the core courses related to (the theory and practice of) making media offered at the Media Studies Department and closely related Departments (such as Communication Science, the Business School, and the Law School).

We advise students to use the online Course Catalogue creatively, searching through both the title and the text of available courses for references to specific media and aspects of media careers (including, but not limited to searches for social media, design, coding and programming, data analysis, film, television, radio, broadcasting, journalism, magazines, newspapers, games, and music). The Media Studies Department is committed to update this page regularly, and welcomes suggestions for edits and additions.

Master courses

Course Description Requirements
Clinic technologie, media en communicatie Students learn journalistic writing skills and presenting interdisciplinary research for a broad audience. [in Dutch] Keuzevak in de master Informatierecht. Vanwege het kleinschalige en intensieve karakter, vindt vooraf selectie van studenten plaats op basis van motivatie en CV.
Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Media Students practice with tools for starting their own company in the humanities. Being admitted to one of the Master programmes of the Faculty of Humanities.
Curating the Moving Image Students can work on a media project (such as a film festival, exhibition, and video essay). Entry requirements are: being admitted to one of the MA programs of the Faculty of Humanities.
Developing Media Entertainment Students develop insights into multimedia design. Open to students from the (Research) MA Communication Science. Should there be places available, other students can be admitted to the course on the condition that they have relevant academic background knowledge.
Digital Activism Students design a digital activism project. Entry requirements are: being admitted to one of the MA programs of the Faculty of Humanities.
Digital Media Lifestyles Students design a digital media product to practice key skills for future careers in both commercial and nonprofit sectors. Open to students from the (Research) MA Communication Science and the Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media & Globalisation. Should there be places available, other students can be admitted to the course on the condition that they have relevant academic background knowledge.
Inleiding Journalistiek en media Students learn editorial skills for a career in journalism [in Dutch] Alleen toegankelijk voor studenten die zijn toegelaten tot de Duale master Mediastudies: Journalistiek en media.
International Media Law, Policy and Practice Students learn practical skills to work in the field of media law and policy. Only students who have been admitted to the (research) Master Information Law may follow this course as an optional course. Should there be places available, other students can be admitted to the course on the condition that they have relevant academic background knowledge.
Media en Macht in de Gouden Eeuw Students create research output in the form of an audiovisual product. [in Dutch] Toegelaten tot een master van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen.
Media Strategies Students learn to plan a media strategy based on a briefing from a media agency. Open to students from the (Research) MA Communication Science and the Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media & Globalisation. Should there be places available, other students can be admitted to the course on the condition that they have relevant academic background knowledge.
Online Marketing Students get hands on experience using online marketing tools. Enrollment in MSc Business Administration or MSc Entrepreneurship.
Public Relations, Media and Public Students learn skills to create an attractive blog. Open to students from the (Research) MA Communication Science and the Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media & Globalisation. Should there be places available, other students can be admitted to the course on the condition that they have relevant academic background knowledge.
Social Media Marketing Students learn to apply techniques for making marketing decisions based on social media data. Enrolment in MSc Business Administration.
The Futures of Culture: Art and Media in/outside Changing Institutions Students learn to translate a research project into a cultural program with relevant partners, organization, audiences, etc. Entry requirements are: being admitted to one of the MA programs at the University of Amsterdam.
Verdieping Journalistiek en media: praktijk 1 Advanced skills for a career in journalism. [in Dutch] Alleen toegankelijk voor studenten die zijn toegelaten tot de Duale master Mediastudies: Journalistiek en media (en eerdere onderdelen afgerond hebben).