Curriculum Overview

There are four different combinations possible for the Double Degree.
The curriculum of each programme is designed in such a way that you will study at both institutes simultaneously; especially during the first two years you will obtain 30 EC on average at each programme.

For more information about the individual programmes see their respective websites: EUC | IBACS | Codarts | WDKA

WILLEM DE KOONING | ARTS AND CULTURE STUDIES

The programme of Willem de Kooning Academy is 240EC and consists of projects and practices in your major, a minor, an internship and your graduation project. 

Major and practices
The following majors are possible: Fine Art, Photography, Advertising, Animation, Audiovisual Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Lifestyle, Product Design, Spatial Design. In year 1 and 2 you will focus mostly on your major. More information about the majors and practices. Arts & Culture Studies courses relevant to your studies at WdKA will be included in your study plan for 60EC.

Internship
In year 3 you will do a (full time) internship of 15EC, this internship counts towards both WdKA’s and Arts & Culture Studies’ curriculum.

Minor
In year 5 you will be able to take a minor of 30EC. The minor courses are offered as a means to make an in-depth study of a specific aspect of your field of study, or to broaden your professional or artistic scope by gaining skills in related fields of study.

Graduation project
You will complete your studies at WdKA in the last semester with your graduation project (15EC).

The programme of Arts and Culture Studies is 180EC and consists of the following:

 

Compulsory courses
The first three years of the programme consists of compulsory courses. You gain a thorough grounding to study the world of art, culture and media. What are the central theoretical concepts with which culture scientists work? What historical, sociological and economic aspects are important for art and culture? And how are they related? You will be given an introduction into the transmission of art and culture, art and culture policy and the organization of art and cultural institutions. For more information about the programme check this link.

Internship
In year 3 you will do a (full time) internship of 15EC, this internship counts towards both WdKA’s and Arts & Culture Studies’ curriculum.

Bachelor thesis
You will conclude your Arts & Culture Studies programme with a thesis (15EC) in the final semester of your programme.

Curriculum overview
To get an impression of the curriculum you can check the photo below. Please note that this is an example and as such is subject to change.

WILLEM DE KOONING | ERASMUS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

The programme of Willem de Kooning is 240EC and consists of projects and practices in your major, a minor, an internship and your graduation project.

 

Major and practices
The following majors are possible: Fine Art, Photography, Advertising, Animation, Audiovisual Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Lifestyle, Product Design, Spatial Design. In year 1 and 2 you will focus mostly on your major.mostly on your major. More information about the majors and practices. EUC courses relevant to your studies at WdKA will beEUC courses relevant to your studies at WdKA will be included in your study plan for 60EC.

 

Internship
In year 3 you will combine an internship of 15EC in the second semester with courses at EUC.

Electives
In year 4 you will be able to take electives relevant to your major.

 

Minor
In year 5 you will be able to take a minor of 30EC. The minor courses are offered as a means to make an in-depth study of a specific aspect of your field of study, or to broaden your professional or artistic scope by gaining skills in related fields of study.

 

Graduation project
You will complete your studies at WdKA in the last semester with your graduation project (15EC).

The programme of EUC is 180EC and will be distributed as follows:

 

Academic Core Courses
The academic core consists of four academic skills courses and five interdisciplinary courses (45EC in total). The Core is required for all students and is designed to impart essential academic knowledge regarding what every well educated student should know about life and society. The ACC courses are scheduled in year 1 and 2 of the Double Degree programme. More information about the academic core.

 

Major
A major is a cohesive selection of courses, consisting of at least 60EC, that together constitute a specialisation. Erasmus University College offers majors in four different areas: Humanities, Economics & Business, Social & Behavioural Sciences, and Life Sciences. Please note that some of the majors are excluded from the programme, such as for example PPE, thw Medical Track or Double Majors. You will take your first major course in the second semester of year 2. More information about the majors offered at EUC.

 

CODARTS | ARTS AND CULTURE STUDIES

The programme of Codarts contains 240EC. Your main focus will be your principal study, including music theory, analysis and music history.

 

Major
For a complete overview of the majors offered by Codarts please go to their respective sites:

Classical Music
Jazz
Pop
World Music

Research
Each student at Codarts is also trained in research, as a Double Degree student you will receive your academic research training at the university. 60EC of elective courses and research related courses will be fulfilled by EUC’s core and major courses, allowing you to finish the programme in five years.

 

RASL minor: Re-imagining tomorrow through Arts and Sciences
Double Degree students will follow the RASL minor (15EC).  In this minor, students from various fields and backgrounds develop theoretical competences in the areas of Transdisciplinary research and together with teachers and societal partners, a setting is created in which theory and practice, and academic and artistic practices interact to identify and reframe a complex societal issue.

The programme of Arts and Culture Studies is 180EC and consists of the following:

 

Compulsory courses
The first three years of the programme consists of compulsory courses. You gain a thorough grounding to study the world of art, culture and media. What are the central theoretical concepts with which culture scientists work? What historical, sociological and economic aspects are important for art and culture? And how are they related? You will be given an introduction into the transmission of art and culture, art and culture policy and the organization of art and cultural institutions. For more information about the programme check this link. 

Internship
In year 3 you will do a (full time) internship of 15EC, this internship counts towards both Codarts and Arts & Culture Studies’ curriculum.

Bachelor thesis
You will conclude your Arts & Culture Studies programme with a thesis (15EC) in the final semester of your programme.

Curriculum overview
To get an impression of the curriculum you can check the photo below. Please note that this is an example and as such is subject to change.

CODARTS | ERASMUS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

The programme of Codarts contains 240EC. Your main focus will be your principal study, including music theory, analysis and music history.

 

Major
For a complete overview of the majors offered by Codarts please go to their respective sites:

Classical Music
Jazz
Pop
World Music

Research
Each student at Codarts is also trained in research, as a Double Degree student you will receive your academic research training at the university. 60EC of elective courses and research related courses will be fulfilled by EUC’s core and major courses, allowing you to finish the programme in five years.

 

RASL minor: Re-imagining tomorrow through Arts and Sciences
Double Degree students will follow the RASL minor (15EC).  In this minor, students from various fields and backgrounds develop theoretical competences in the areas of Transdisciplinary research and together with teachers and societal partners, a setting is created in which theory and practice, and academic and artistic practices interact to identify and reframe a complex societal issue.

The programme of EUC is 180EC and will be distributed as follows:

 

Academic Core Courses
The academic core consists of four academic skills courses and five interdisciplinary courses (45EC in total). The Core is required for all students and is designed to impart essential academic knowledge regarding what every well educated student should know about life and society. The ACC courses are scheduled in year 1 and 2 of the Double Degree programme. More information about the academic core.

Major
A major is a cohesive selection of courses, consisting of at least 60EC, that together constitute a specialisation. Erasmus University College offers majors in four different areas: Humanities, Economics & Business, Social & Behavioural Sciences, and Life Sciences. Please note that some of the majors are excluded from the programme, such as for example PPE, thw Medical Track or Double Majors. You will take your first major course in the second semester of year 2. More information about the majors offered at EUC.  

 

Electives
Instead of electives you will take courses at Codarts. This means that 60EC of the required courses at Codarts will be registered as EUC electives. This allows you to graduate from both programmes in five years instead of seven.

 

Capstone (bachelor thesis)
For every student of Erasmus University College (EUC), the final part of their studies will be the capstone (15EC). The capstone is a research based project that can take on different forms, depending on a student’s major and preferences. More information about the capstone.

 

Curriculum overview
To get an impression of the curriculum you can check the photo below.
Please note that this is an example and as such is subject to change.