Master's Degree in Arts in Groningen in Netherlands

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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

The Arts refers to programs that focus on intellectual type topics that are not always as straightforward as science and math. Those wishing to play a creative role in contributing to the community would be interested in the arts.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

Groningen is a beautiful city of Netherlands. This place has various universities that are dedicated to providing good quality international education. Some of the universities are University of Groningen and Jenne Hoekstra Arts.

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Master of Arts - Media, Art, Design & Tech​​nology

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Groningen

Master of Arts - Media, Art, Design & Tech​​nology (MADtech) is all about combining art and technology, creating hybrid forms of art, using traditional as well as brand new, unexpected means, content and media. Experimentation, tinkering and playing are vital methods for developing your work, backed up by thorough reflection. Artistic technology research is therefore a major part of the master programme. You will take part in collaborative artistic research projects, exploring the possibilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture. This will help you to understand the links between aesthetics, technology, materiality, thinking and politics. [+]

Masters in Arts in Groningen in Netherlands. Fine Arts – Media, Art, Design & Technology (MADtech): www.hanzegroningen.eu/madtech Artists doing strange things with technology. This sums up our MADtech Programme. To imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world you will use and artistically explore different technologies. You will do so with a tinker mentality: play and experimentation are important aspects in your development and will carry a special emphasis on the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives, resulting in multimedia artistic work. Master of Arts - Media, Art, Design & Tech​​nology (MADtech) MADtech is all about combining art and technology, creating hybrid forms of art, using traditional as well as brand new, unexpected means, content and media. Experimentation, tinkering and playing are vital methods for developing your work, backed up by thorough reflection. Artistic technology research is therefore a major part of the master programme. You will take part in collaborative artistic research projects, exploring the possibilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture. This will help you to understand the links between aesthetics, technology, materiality, thinking and politics. Enriching your work and ideas You enter this programme with your own research topic. You will develop and refine these ideas during your first year, enriching your ideas through the knowledge and skills that you will gain, the experiments that you will carry out and the collaboration that you'll encounter. The second year is almost entirely devoted to your graduation work and artistic research, leading to your master thesis. During your time with us you will be part of a community where education, research and the artistic practice meet and reinforce each other. Hybrid Arts Lab For most of your work, research and lectures you will go to our building on the Praediniussingel. There you will find our Hybrid Arts Lab, also called HAL 24/7. It includes an artistic technology research lab, seminar, project, lecture and exhibition rooms, media and photography studios, common workplaces, common kitchen and individual studios. You also have access to your studio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At HAL we provide plenty of facilities, which you can use, technologically and otherwise as well as sufficient technical support. If you require more complex, technological facilities, you are welcome to make use of the Hanze facilities at the Institute of Engineering in Assen. Expert meetings, artist's talks and exhibitions You can attend interesting expert meetings, artist's talks and exhibitions, for instance by lectors of the Centre of Applied Research and Innovation Art & Society. During the 'Energize Festival' an international workshop called 'Recycling Electronics' took place here. Another interesting example is the expert meeting concerning photography research in cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural artistic practices, which involved current students and alumni. Every year, the course Research & Development/New Media Art Practices organises different collaborative projects and workshops, for example, with CREW Immersive Media and Blast Theory. Centre of Applied Research and Innovation Art & Society The Art & Society research centre of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen covers the practice based research of Minerva Art Academy. The Art & Society research centre consists of three research groups: Lifelong Learning in Music, Image in Context and Popular Culture, and Sustainability & Innovation. ​Programme​ first year First year: exploring possibilities The first year of this master programme is mostly about exploring your chosen field. You will carry out your own experiments in our Hybrid Arts Lab, tinker with new technology during creative programming and explore research possibilities in art practices. This will allow you to improve your knowledge and skills, get to know the international art practice, create new concepts and to discover the possibilities of artistic research. First year highlights Experimenting in our Hybrid Arts Lab. Following a rich creative programming course, like MAX/MSP. Research & Media Theory: following theory and research courses about the relationship between visual perception psychology and media theory and between perception and cognition, current developments in media theory and links between the arts, visual communication and visual culture. Attending a series of lectures at the University of Groningen. Collaborating in a shared research course on Research & Development/New Media Art Practices with master students of the University of Groningen. Regular sessions where you and your fellow students present and discuss the results of experiments, workshops, research projects and your own progress; to each other, to experts and to the public. Individual or collective visits to relevant institutions, festivals, work places and research centres. Programme second year Realising your artistic goals At the start of your second year, you will begin to work on your graduation project. Most of your time will be devoted to working on this project. There will still be classes, although less than in ​the first year. Supervisors will advise and guide you and encourage your progress. Your goal is to realise your research project and write your master thesis. There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the year to share what you have learned and experienced with others during sessions, discussions and presentations. Depending on what you need, we will ask guest lecturers to contribute to the supervision of your research project. During a series of public dialogues, second year students will also discuss their work with guest lecturers and others, helping you to improve your work and take it to the next level. Second year highlights Spending many hours in the lab, experimenting individually or in collaboration with others, focusing on your own project. Following a creative programming schedule; individually or collectively. Attending a series of lectures on relevant subjects at the University of Groningen, like history of art, psychology of art and art philosophy. Studying independently, supervised by your lecturers. Joining projects, collaborating with the Centre of Applied Research and other Hanze partners. Visiting international festivals, like Ars Electronica in Linz, Transmediale in Berlin and an intensive study trip to New York. Regular sessions, where you and your fellow students present and discuss the results of experiments, workshops, research projects and your own work relating to your graduation project. Presenting and discussing your work at public occasions, such as festivals, exhibitions and public lectures. Graduation work and master thesis Towards the end of your second year you will make your graduation work and write a master thesis, showing your analytical skills, critical view and ability to reflect on your own work, as well as illustrating your research abilities. With this thesis you also show us your future place in the world of art. You will present your artistic work and your master thesis at your public graduation. Upon your graduation you will be awarded the degree of Master of Arts. Applying for prestigious awards In addition, as a second year master student you can apply for special awards for excellent students of fine arts, for instance the 'George Verberg Grant', an annual, prestigious award of € 10,000. This award enables the winner to spend a year in one of the Baltic States, Germany, Poland or Scandinavia in order to work there as an artist. Enriching your work and ideas You enter this programme with your own research topic. You will develop and refine these ideas during your first year, enriching your ideas through the knowledge and skills that you will gain, the experiments that you will carry out and the collaboration that you'll encounter. The second year is almost entirely devoted to your graduation work and artistic research, leading to your master thesis. During your time with us you will be part of a community where education, research and the artistic practice meet and reinforce each other. Hybrid Arts Lab For most of your work, research and lectures you will go to our building on the Praediniussingel. There you will find our Hybrid Arts Lab, also called HAL 24/7. It includes an artistic technology research lab, seminar, project, lecture and exhibition rooms, media and photography studios, common workplaces, common kitchen and individual studios. You also have access to your studio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At HAL we provide plenty of facilities, which you can use, technologically and otherwise as well as sufficient technical support. If you require more complex, technological facilities, you are welcome to make use of the Hanze facilities at the Institute of Engineering in Assen. Expert meetings, artist's talks and exhibitions You can attend interesting expert meetings, artist's talks and exhibitions, for instance by lectors of the Centre of Applied Research and Innovation Art & Society. During the 'Energize Festival' an international workshop called 'Recycling Electronics' took place here. Another interesting example is the expert meeting concerning photography research in cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural artistic practices, which involved current students and alumni. Every year, the course Research & Development/New Media Art Practices organises different collaborative projects and workshops, for example, with CREW Immersive Media and Blast Theory. Centre of Applied Research and Innovation Art & Society The Art & Society research centre of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen covers the practice based research of Minerva Art Academy. The Art & Society research centre consists of three research groups: Lifelong Learning in Music, Image in Context and Popular Culture, and Sustainability & Innovation. ​Admission requirements ​To be admitted you need a bachelor's degree in art (visual arts or design) or an equivalent previous education (for example, a university degree or diploma in a related area). In addition, you are expected to have good English language skills. You must be able to read specialist publications in English, follow instructions in English and express yourself well in English. To prove your competence, you have to submit an official international IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge ESOL test certificate. The minimum requirements are: International IELTS test: score of at least 6.5 International TOEFL test: Internet-based TOEFL: score of 90; Computer-based TOEFL: score of 232; Paper-based TOEFL: score of 575 ​Cambridge ESOL level C (CAE – C) More information about admission and application visit: www.hanzegroningen.eu/madtech [-]