MA Fine Art

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

Program Description

MA Fine Art

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design programme Fine Art offers a two-year, English language programme. Fine Art opens windows on the visual world by mapping a broad spectrum of phenomena and attitudes connected to that visual world – and to life itself. Besides traditional fine art forms such as painting, sculpture and photography, the programme focuses on transmedial forms of visual expression and research.

The MA programme Fine Art departs from the student’s individual project proposal that is part of the application procedure for the program. Through various components of the program such as critical studies, research studies, studio practice, spatial practice, media theory, and curatorial studies, students are incited further to realize and contextualize their own projects. The year is concluded by a curated exhibition and a research report.

Study profiles:

  • Critical Studies
  • Spatial Practice
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Studio Practice

The MA Programme Fine Art was previously known as MaHKU and as such has a rich, ten-year history. As of 1 September 2017 it continues in a new guise as a Programme of the new HKU Master of Fine Art and Design.


The programme is open to candidates who have a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline. Since its start in 2004, students from 38 different countries have studied in the programme.

With your application you are asked to describe your project proposal, stating the main subject area you wish to research and how you propose researching it.

On graduation

After graduation you will be able to situate your artistic practice in the international field of contemporary art. MA programme Fine Art graduates go on to destinations such as artistic, curatorial and spatial practice, PhD-research, teaching or a combination of these activities.

MA programme Fine Art degrees are internationally acknowledged and accredited by the NVAO. On successful graduation you will be awarded the title Master of Arts.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 10, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Utrecht
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