UvA online Open House
This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home.
Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes,explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.
Media and Information in today's digital world
In their private lives and as citizens or professionals, people constantly produce and use information. Contemporary life is shaped by ever more complex information technologies and an intensifying information economy. Information has become central to the arts, humanities, creative industries, journalism, and government and administration. Media and Information provides you with advanced conceptual and practical tools to understand the shifts in culture and society brought about by the constant transformation of the media.
Webinar Media Studies
What does the field of Media Studies entail? What are the similarities and differences between the two programmes? Why choose Media Studies instead of Communication Science? What sort of workload should I expect? Questions such as these will be answered during this in-depth webinar.
Is Media and Information right for you?
Media and Information is the ideal programme if you:
- Want to understand how social media platforms, mobile devices, organisations, and their institutional and political frameworks shape our culture through the production, distribution, and use of information.
- Have a broad interest in the relationship between culture and technology.
- Want to learn the latest tools and methodologies which enable you to explore how information travels.
Why study Media and Information at the UvA?
Media and Information at the University of Amsterdam offers you:
- A world-class education: the UvA is ranked 1st in the world for Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2018, 2019, 2020 ánd 2021.
- A cutting-edge, tailor-made programme that combines the most recent developments in the field, while offering students the freedom to choose their own area of specialisation.
- A hands-on and practical education: in addition to conceptual and critical capabilities, the programme teaches you applied research skills.
- The chance to conduct research about digital media in our state-of-the-art medialab, and employ the most advanced digital research methods, information systems, and software tools.
- An ambitious international environment: you will discuss the global media landscape with leading experts from all over the world, and an international student community.
- Strong ties with the thriving Amsterdam community of new media companies, digital art institutions, creative industries, game and app developers, archives, and museums.
- Impressive career prospects: graduates go on to work in journalism, advertising, and media sectors, and hold positions as project managers, data analysts, and developers in museums, libraries, archives, the creative industry, and other commercial companies.
- After completing your Bachelor's, you can apply to one of UvA's many Master's programmes.
'The combination of technology and the humanities is perfect for someone like me.'
Sophie Hutten, student of Media and Information
Media and Information is an accredited degree programme. After completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Bachelor's degree and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).