The Art, Literature and Cultural Studies programme from Aarhus University also welcomes studies of rhetoric, museological studies, trans- and intermedial studies, art and aesthetic theory, as well as more general studies in culture’s history and theory, including Cultural Studies. There are no chronological or theoretical barriers for the programme, which includes historical, contemporary and trans-historical projects. Likewise, the programme encourages both projects from singular disciplines and projects aiming at bridging different disciplines.
Affiliated centers and departments
The programme is embedded within the School of Communication and Culture and is affiliated with the aesthetic disciplines Art History, Theatre Studies, Music Studies, Comparative Literature, Aesthetics and Culture as well as Rhetoric, Nordic and Roman languages, English and German. The programme is furthermore affiliated with the Centre for Museology and Centre for Children’s Literature and Media.
Examples of employment after graduation:
- Researcher and teacher at Aarhus University.
- Director of the playwright education at Aarhus Theatre.
- Museum Inspector and Curator
- Teacher in high school
- Consultant in artistic and cultural projects
- Manager of communication projects
- Free lance writer
- Director of publishing or editorial companies
The programme is part of a national PhD programme network in Arts and Literature:
- PhD School, Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University
- PhD Programme in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts, Copenhagen University
- PhD Programme in Literature, Aesthetics and Culture, University of Southern Denmark
Furthermore the programme collaborates with ARoS, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art and Ordrupgaard.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Visual Arts Literature
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Preferred order:
- Cover sheet
- The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education's assessment of your non-Danish qualification (if you have one)
- Bachelor's diploma and transcripts of records/diploma supplement
- Master's diploma and transcripts of records/diploma supplement
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
Living costs for Aarhus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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