Music, food, dance, pictures, performances, sound and stage productions, audio poetry and storytelling – our culture and daily lives are filled with aesthetic forms of expression, and aesthetics can be found in the objects, relationships and experiences that appeal to us through our senses.
As a student at the Section for Aesthetics and Culture, you take an interdisciplinary approach to art and culture in modern society, and constantly find yourself at the interface between culture, aesthetics and art.
In the Master’s degree programme in Aesthetics and Culture, you study the roles of art and other aesthetic phenomena in contemporary culture: in principal, all art forms, high and mass culture as well as design, fashion and advertising as aesthetic forms of expression. In addition, you study theories about the way aesthetic impressions are experienced and appeal to our senses.
You learn to analyse aesthetic cultural phenomena, including the way they are practised in society, and you learn to apply your knowledge in practice. You also examine the parameters that culture places on aesthetic expression in the form of cultural policy, for example. In addition, you learn to analyse the nature of different aesthetic forms and their role in society as well as for the individual – from the quality of the experience to cultural debate and economic impact.
As part of your studies, you examine aesthetics and culture in historical, theoretical, analytical and practical perspectives. You acquire interdisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge about the correlation between culture, art, the business community, politics, values and norms in our society today, in the past and in the future.
This Master’s degree programme in Aesthetics and Culture also gives you plenty of opportunity for further academic specialisation and shaping of an individual degree profile. This takes the form of your personal choice of field study location in connection with the compulsory field study and moreover in the form of specialisation during the third semester, either through profile subjects or project-oriented training, which can give you further job market experience and strengthen your job profile.
In this way, the Master’s degree programme gives you plenty of opportunity to create your individual degree profile and test your personal and academic competences in the real world. In the course of your studies, you get an opportunity to participate in several excursions and trips, often to capital cities abroad, and you can also choose to spend a semester studying abroad, perhaps in connection with your field study.
A Master’s degree programme in Aesthetics and Culture gives you the necessary theoretical, analytical and practical skills to work independently and at all levels in different aesthetic and cultural contexts at cultural institutions or in the business sector – either on your own or together with others in connection with production, organisation and communication, or within finance and development.