Master in Visual Arts and Post Contemporary Practice
During this two-year Master programme, students from various disciplines develop practice-led and process-orientated artistic research that is supported by research-led teaching.
In an interdisciplinary learning environment, students have the opportunity to develop independent and collaborative research projects. Through a theoretically informed, critical and reflexive approach, students develop and evaluate their practice in a peer-to-peer context.
We offer a research environment that connects cultural studies, visual and digital cultures and we invite students to generate strategies and speculative as well as materialist praxes that might expand the social and aesthetic sensorium of society. Students are stimulated to re-envision artistic engagement through an open-ended and creative process.
The aim of the programme is to enable starting artists to develop intellectual and practical skills and the confidence to do what every new generation of artists has to do: to redefine their practice and their role in relation to society. The programme is led by a core tutor, Charl Landvreugd.
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) is part of the 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.
Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice is aimed at visual artists with an interest in social-, relational-, (post)conceptual practice and digital culture, photographers, filmmakers, visual storytellers, curators, philosophers, anthropologists, artist collectives.
The programme is open to Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates and practicing professionals in the field, and in some cases to applicants from other related 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