NEW! Starting with the academic year 2021/22
The master program Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics can also be completed in English.
From 1st October 2021, it will be possible to study the Master's program Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics in English. This will eliminate the need to learn German within the first year of study, which has so far prevented many international students from applying for this Master's degree program. This means that all graduates of a bachelor’s, or a diploma in the field of arts, are now invited to apply if they have an interest in studying sculpture – with a focus on ceramic materials.
Another advantage of the program at the University of Art and Design Linz: there are no or only small tuition fees. The semester fees for EU citizens amount to EUR 20.20. Non-EU citizens pay tuition fees of EUR 746.92 per semester.
The master program Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics sees graduates of the bachelor program of the same name continue their artistic development with changed objectives. The bachelor program allows students to become aware of their own artistic practice’s potentials by realizing and reflecting on projects. The master program gives them space for an in-depth elaboration of their practice and of an individual artistic position. Additionally, a broad range of theoretical lectures facilitates students‘ abilities to reflect on their own artistry. The study field Professionalisation provides insight into the strategies of the art market and connections to gallery owners and curators. At the same time, students learn how to present and write about their own work so they can lay the groundwork for a successful entry into independent artistic activities.
Furthermore, the master program Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics offers holders of a bachelor or diploma degree from another academy or university in the field of visual arts the chance to set a new thematic priority in the field of sculptural-spatial work with ceramics and other materials. The department’s subject focus is on the creation of a material basis for artistic projects. Materiality not only allows for a visual and haptic experience of artistic projects, but it also builds a bridge to an inexhaustible multitude of associations, memories, and sensations. The different modes of working with a material play a vital part as well. Students practice and reflect on these in the course of the program.
The range of applications stretches from an innovative-experimental approach to the acquisition of passed-on ceramic techniques in order to realize artistic projects referring to certain traditions.
In recent years, ceramic materials have become a much-discussed subject of visual arts. Only a few years ago, people were critical of ceramics’ rootedness in design, crafts, and amateur pottery and denied its potential to become established in visual arts. Today, this attitude has almost been reversed. Precisely because ceramics has a rich tradition and touches so many areas of life, it has become in high demand among internationally renowned artists. This is why the master program Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics is an attractive offer to students who want to use ceramic materials in their artistic approach. The range of applications stretches from an innovative-experimental approach to the acquisition of passed-on ceramic techniques in order to realize artistic projects referring to certain traditions.
Study at the University of Art and Design Linz
There are many reasons to study at the University of Art and Design Linz.
The small number of students makes for a familiar atmosphere in the studios and workshops and ensures a close interaction with supervisors and professors.
The light-flooded studios and the location in the heart of the city are a great source of inspiration.
Linz, with its young and vibrant art scene, is a great place to study.
Those factors create an encouraging environment for you to thrive both in teams with fellow students and individually.