Master in Ecology Futures
The master's programme Ecology Futures focusses on how art and design can help define and change the narrative around today's anthropocentric worldview. Through artistic research rooted in scientific methodologies, students will be challenged to develop their own position, both theoretical and practical. Linked to the new Material Incubator lab space, students will be encouraged to explore and engage with the biological world as a way to express concepts, directly incorporating living matter into their work. Together we will envision all kinds of different ecological futures, developing critical work about our position as humans in relation to all other living and non-living entities, aiming to achieve a radical shift in perception on society today. The programme is led by core tutor, Xandra van der Eijk.
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) is part of St. Joost School of Fine Art & Design, which is part of the Avans University of Applied Sciences. All Master programmes of the MIVC are housed within a single campus location, close to the heart of the City of 's-Hertogenbosch.
Situated Design is aimed at a broad range of visual artists and designers with future and bio-based ambitions to explore and develop their research and practice that engages with a radical shift in society.
The programme is open to Bachelor graduates and practising professionals in art and design and in some cases applicants from other disciplines and backgrounds. Admission requirements include a portfolio, artistic statement and research proposal.
English requirements for international students
Exam - Minimum score:
- IELTS overall band: 6
- TOEFL paper-based: 550
- TOEFL internet-based: 80
Start of programme: September
Application deadline EU: 1 August
Application deadline non-EU: 1 June