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Media Studies: Film and Photographic Studies


The Master’s in Media Studies, track Film and Photographic Studies is a special educational program that is offered as a joint effort by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts as a partnership by Leiden University and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague.

Furthermore, a high degree of cross-disciplinary thinking is encouraged, as is witnessed by the close collaboration with the Department of Art History and other departments of Leiden University as the Print Room/Division of Special Collections of the Leiden University Library.

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Teaching method:

The various courses are offered in the form of lectures, meetings, discussions, seminars and excursions and through self-study, based on specific texts or photograpic objects, (historical) photographic sources, and in-depth analysis of history and criticism of photography.
Students work on various projects and presentations, and they are given the opportunity to follow an internschip in the Netherlands or abroad.

Admission requirements:

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Eric de Bruyn, email:
Pepita Hesselberth, email:
Tineke de Ruiter, e-mail:
Peter Verstraten, email:
Bas Vroege, e-mail:
Helen Westgeest, e-mail:

Study coordinator, dr. B.P.M. Dongelmans, e-mail:
Telephone: +31 (0)71 527 21 09.


B.P.M. Dongelmans (e-mail), study coordinator.