Undergraduate Program

Humanities, Society and Culture: Art and Society

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Society and Culture: Arts and Culture is a 3-year, internationally accredited program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education inithe arts and the role of cultural production in society. You will earn a globally recognized American and European B.A. degree.

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Accreditation WASC + NABHE
Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 3 years
Location Prague, CZ
Tuition EU 685 020 CZK
Tuition NON-EU 793 020 CZK
Intake Fall / Spring
Deadline Rolling Admission
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About the program

The B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture: Arts and Society concentration is designed for students interested in the arts and the role of cultural production in society, encompassing the study of art in all of its aspects: philosophical, practical, and historical.

The concentration explores the multiple ways art functions within and relates to different communities, cultures, and constituent audiences. This is a concentration for students interested in arts administration and facilitating artistic and creative projects in education and communities.

AAU encourages students’ self-expression through extracurricular activities. It offers the perfect balance between academic challenges and a friendly environment, as well as the chance to study or intern abroad and gain priceless experience. To study in the heart of Europe among international students – what more can you ask for?

Anastasia Shiskina, Humanities Alumni, Russia,

Beyond the classroom, you can also join student clubs like Model UN and Film Club, discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’ or stop by one of our movie nights or poetry readings in the Library featuring professors and internationally published authors.

AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.

Program Structure

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Society and Culture is a 3-year study program. To graduate, students must accumulate 90 US credits (180 ECTS credits) by completing 30 courses.

Below, you can find a list of courses and modules for the B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture: Art and Society.

For more information on the modular structure and the study program, please contact our admissions team at admissions@aauni.edu.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture: Arts and Society can expect to:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of ideas & issues across the fields of art, literature, film, philosophy, religion, history, politics & sociology, anthropology, and psychology; demonstrate a broad knowledge of the theories, methods, and concepts in these areas.
  • Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods, concepts and theories
  • Address and solve moderately complex theoretical and practical issues and problems in changing contexts
  • Effectively communicate issues, problems, or dilemmas and their solutions
  • Take effective and responsible action both individually and within a team
  • Take into consideration diverse and changing socio-cultural contexts

Career Prospects

Graduates from the Art and Society concentration at AAU thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. With a deep understanding of art’s role in society and culture, you will be uniquely positioned to succeed in a variety of roles.

Possible career paths could include:

  • Cultural Management: Overseeing programs and initiatives in art institutions, coordinating events and exhibitions, and developing outreach activities.
  • Arts Reporting: Writing and presenting on arts and culture for print and digital media, using your knowledge of art history and its societal context.
  • Diplomacy: Using your understanding of international cultures and arts to bridge understanding between nations in diplomatic roles.
  • Humanitarian Government or Nonprofit Roles: Managing and coordinating arts-focused initiatives in governmental or non-governmental organizations, often with a focus on using arts for social engagement or therapeutic purposes.
  • Education: Teaching or coordinating arts education in schools or community centers, leveraging your knowledge of how art and society intersect.
  • Social Research and Publishing: Conducting research on arts and societal trends, or working in publishing roles focused on arts and culture.
  • Media: Working in various forms of print and web media, such as journalism, digital marketing, or content creation, often with a focus on arts and culture topics.

This degree program also provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in fields related to arts, culture, and society.

Qualification Awarded

The Bachelor’s degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) in the Czech Republic, per AAU’s accreditation by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education (NABHE). Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech pre-nominal title.

This concentration is accredited by the Academic Council of Anglo-American University. Its completion will be indicated on the transcript and diploma supplement.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

We provide a wide range of scholarships, tuition discounts, and financial aid options to help make quality education more accessible. To learn please visit our dedicated Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

Additional information

See what our students have to say

AAU has high-quality professors and a wide variety of classes to choose from. The courses that are offered at AAU are quite unique compared to the other universities in the Czech Republic and the student body is extremely diverse which has led me to meet people from all across the world.

Hunter Andrews
Humanities, Society and Culture, USA

AAU classes are small, usually up to 25 people, which I believe makes the interaction between international classmates more personal and diverse. It is a huge advantage as students to get an opportunity to speak up, to express our personal opinion as well as get a chance to practice our presentational skills.

Sopiko Dvalishvili
Politics and Society, Georgia

Meet the people


Gerald Power, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Chair of Department of History and Philosophy gerald.power@aauni.edu

Joshua M. Hayden, Ed.D.

Lecturer, Institutional Research Specialist, Chair of Department of Social Sciences joshua.hayden@aauni.edu

Andrew Giarelli, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Chair of Department of Art, Culture & Literature andrew.giarelli@aauni.edu
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Do you have questions?

We are happy to help!

Kateřina Fundová Admissions Counselor katerina.fundova@aauni.edu
Brittany Cordy Admissions Counselor brittany.cordy@aauni.edu