Creative Industries

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.33 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3014 Duration:12 months You need IELTS certificate

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The creative sector has grown into a proper industry that takes its main ideas from art and culture: companies borrow ideas from artists and designers, the music industry makes use of new technology to reach out to fans, and art and museums play a large role in city branding. The fashion industry has proven that creativity and commerce fit together effortlessly, but this development needs to be evaluated critically from a historical and theoretical perspective.

The Master's programme in Creative Industries provides the tools to do just that, within the context of Cultural Studies.

Unique characteristics

  • The only Master’s in Creative Industries in the Netherlands
  • Prime location in the heart of art, media and fashion capitals Amsterdam, Cologne and Brussels
  • Cooperation with regional cultural museums, art collections, literary, music and film festivals, art houses and publishers
  • Exciting internship possibilities

Key courses

  • Creative Industries
  • Fashion
  • Media
  • Music
  • Material Culture
  • Trend Watching
  • Creativity in Context
  • Arts Education


A completed Bachelor’s degree

A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in a related field to Creative Industries: preferably Cultural Studies, or a Bachelor of Arts with at least 45 EC in Art History, Cultural Studies and/or Cultural Policy.

Proof of English proficiency

  • TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based), and all subscores ≥22
  • IELTS score of ≥6.5, and all subscores ≥6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher
  • sucessful completion of Bachelor's programme that was tuaght completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website. 

Radboud Scholarship Programme

Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees.. Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees. Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Funds

Students who receive either the Radboud Scholarship or the Orange Tulip Scholarship are eligible for an additional grant to assist with study costs. The grant consists of 2,500 euros paid in 10 instalments throughout the year.

Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.

Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.

DIKTI-Neso Scholarships

Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.

Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)

Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.

Holland Scholarship Programme

Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.

Dutch Student Finance

EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.

Career prospects 

In this programme you’ll develop the skills needed to critically reflect on and successfully contribute to the creative industries. Jobs in: cultural institutions, production companies, media, music, fashion, government.

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