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The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies encompasses international research and education from undergraduate to PhD-level within the subjects of Dance Studies, Art History, Comparative Literature, Modern Culture, Musicology, Theatre and Performance Studies and Visual Culture.

At the department we study and teach the histories of the individual art forms and artistic practices from antiquity to the present day. Furthermore we examine the mutual interaction between the different art forms, and their relations to defining tendencies in culture and society in an international perspective in a way, which contributes to the expansion and actualising of the traditional scholarly subjects of art and culture.

The department provides students with strong academic qualifications and flexible opportunities to form their own study programme. As such they can create a marked, individual competence profile, whether this is placed within the traditional delimitations of the academic subjects or combines the disciplines of the department in new ways.

The department focusses on the continued development of the interaction between research, education and communication. This happens through a dialogue with the surrounding community, employment market and other institutions, the mutual dialogue among the scholars, and through the interaction and dialogue of scholars and students.