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.
Find out in 6 minutes what the Media and Information programme is about and why you should study it at the University of Amsterdam.
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. You will examine the relationship between culture and technology and you will learn the latest tools and methodologies which enable you to explore how information travels.
Why study Media and Information at the UvA?
- A world-class education
The UvA ranked 1st in the world for Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 ánd 2022.
- Tailor-made programme
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.
- The city of Amsterdam
Strong ties with the thriving Amsterdam community of new media companies, digital art institutions, creative industries, game and app developers, archives, and museums.
'My graduation project was on the TikTok Community Guidelines. TikTok had just taken off then, in the summer of 2020. I was also very active on TikTok myself. I still am. TikTok has become the short video version of YouTube in a short space of time, with all kinds of content.'
The programme offers 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, including the range of programmes in advanced Media Studies.
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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).