The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design

The Master Institute is part of the St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design, located in the south of the Netherlands in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Situated in the heart of Europe and European art and design, the institute offers a broad perspective on theory and practice and allows for a lively international exchange. Our modern, 24/7 facilities and open studio concept create a fertile environment in which a rich, multidisciplinary practice can grow.

The Master Institute encourages and supports students in their practice-led interdisciplinary research pathways. We encourage a learning that transforms frames of reference -sets of fixed assumptions and expectations- to make students more inclusive, open, reflective, and emotionally able to change.

Our learning community is intercultural; students from different backgrounds bring different perspectives on political and artistic positions. We embrace plurality. The Institute offers a lively environment for research in the specific fields of the programmes and in research groups initiated by tutors and research professors. Self-steering and self-organization are key. We are committed to allowing students to grow into professionals that are able to shape their practice intentionally, strategically and ethically.

Avans University of Applied Sciences

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) and the St. Joost School of Fine Art & Design are part of the Avans University of Applied Sciences. All Master programs of the MIVC are housed within a single campus location, close to the heart of the City of 's-Hertogenbosch.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MA

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design

Our high-performance professional master is a one-year programme and is directed towards helping everyone realize their potential. This is achieved through a fully integr ... [+]

Master in Animation

Our high-performance professional master is a one-year programme and is directed towards helping everyone realize their potential. This is achieved through a fully integrated approach to the field of Animation, as well as expanding the areas of creative practice in an interdisciplinary way. We create a space of experience and encounter that encourages dialogue in relation to current formal, technical, thematic and theoretical concerns that are relevant today. We are committed to supporting ambitious and diverse study interests and approaches.

Drawing on the expertise of teaching staff, as a student, you integrate process-orientated studio work in relation to animation practice with the acquisition of theoretical principles relevant to innovatory studio practice. You gain access to the formidable expertise, resources and the networks of our coalition partners, Playgrounds, Submarine & Post Panic among others, and connections with studios and festivals in the Netherlands and abroad. Taking account of sector needs in creative employment, as a student you have access to our industry network and regularly execute assignments in collaboration with our partners, allowing them to test their ambitions within an international professional context. Tutors in the programme are Leon van Rooij, Sarah Lugthart and Remco Vlaanderen.... [-]

Netherlands 's Hertogenbosch
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands 's Hertogenbosch
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design

During this two-year Master program, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning e ... [+]

Master in Situated Design

During this two-year Master programme, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning environment, students will explore how to take environmental, social, cultural and political factors as the basis for design processes.

Through exposure to a variety of design methodologies and practices, students learn to iterate design concepts and are able to analyze, inform and shape their projects from concept to final project. Students learn to design with emerging technologies and creative software to create new perspectives and innovative forms of design and user experiences.

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Netherlands 's Hertogenbosch
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design

During this two-year Master programme, students from various disciplines develop practice-led and process-orientated artistic research that is supported by research-led t ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands 's Hertogenbosch
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus