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Pathway Leader: Dr. Charl Landvreugd

Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice


Locally grounded international community in the south of the Netherlands
2 year, Full-time interdisciplinary research pathway
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Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice


Who is welcome to apply?

Visual artists with an interest in social-, relational-, (post)conceptual practice and digital culture, photographers, filmmakers, visual storytellers, curators, philosophers, anthropologists, artist collectives.

 

What are we providing?

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 Master Institute of Visual Cultures is a locally grounded international community of learning and research. The programme offers dedicated Master studio space’s, which are open 24/7. We are developing sustainable methods of art production, such as the use of non-toxic oil paints and awareness of waste. Our outstanding workshop and technical facilities, including techlab - VR/AR and interactive media - and access to workshops across film & photography, print, wood, ceramics, metal - allow students to immerse themselves in innovative artistic development projects, and are supported by a team of experienced staff on hand. 

Meet the master's programme

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Dr. Charl Landvreugd

Dr. Charl Landvreugd

Core tutor in Visual Arts

Suriname

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Mariska van den Berg

Mariska van den Berg

Theory tutor in Visual Arts

The Netherlands

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Dr. AnnaMaria Pinaka

Dr. AnnaMaria Pinaka

Tutor in Visual Arts

Greece

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Tutor in Master of Photography programme
Martine Stig

Martine Stig

Practice tutor in Visual Arts

The Netherlands

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Marga Rotteveel

Marga Rotteveel

Practice tutor in Visual Arts

The Netherlands

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Dr. Erik Hagoort

Dr. Erik Hagoort

Theory tutor in Visual Arts

The Netherlands

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Bas van den Hurk

Bas van den Hurk

Practice tutor in Visual Arts

The Netherlands

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Thomas Bakker

Thomas Bakker

Practice tutor in Visual Arts

The Netherlands

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Philippine Hoegen

Philippine Hoegen

Practice tutor in Visual Arts

Belgium

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Noud Heerkens

Noud Heerkens

Practice tutor in Visual Arts

The Netherlands

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Programme Overview


Programme Specification
Duration of study: 24 months (4 semesters)
Mode of study: Full-time
Award: Master of Fine Art and Design
Credits: 120
Awarding institution: Avans University of Applied Sciences
Board of studies: St. Joost School of Art and Design

 

We offer students a unique interdisciplinary (taught, research and knowledge exchange) programme of art & design activities, fostering key areas of research and scholarship in a much broader spectrum of art and design practices, while at the same time building a bridge with science and technology. Across all our pathways, practice and theory are co-taught, encouraging knowledge generation in relation to current social issues and civic urgencies that are relevant today, where the value of creativity, agency and critical production is understood as key for social change. 

 

The interdisciplinary curriculum across the MA FAD offers students flexibility, as well as a fixed programme of mandatory courses and elective modules that are shared across our MA pathways in Situated Design, Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice and Ecology Futures. Fixed elements are: Independent Studio Practice, General Academic Studies (GAS), Professional Practice and Research Seminars (pathway specific). Flexible elements allow students to design their own curriculum through: Elective Modules, Tutorials (one-to-one and group), Skills Based Workshops, Lectures, Excursions and Group Critiques. Residencies, Internships, PhD preparatory trajectory and Caradt Research Fellowships offer students the possibility to broaden the spectrum of their personal curriculum choices. 

 

Learning Tracks

The learning track of each semester of the MA FAD programme is as follows:

 

Semester 1 Context & Skills Learning

Semester 2 Co-research and External Enquiry in the Field

Semester 3 Consolidation of Practice-led Research

Semester 4 Graduation Phase

 

Units of study

MA FAD pathways are delivered across twenty-four months, comprised of 4 semesters and 6 units of study. Each unit ends with an assessment (either summative or formative) correlated to adhering learning outcomes.

 

 

Semester 1

Context and Skills Learning

 

Semester 2

Co-research & External Enquiry in the Field

Semester 3

Consolidation of Practice-led Research

Semester 4

Graduation Phase

Unit 1

 

General Academic Studies (GAS)

 

3 EC

Unit 1

 

General Academic Studies (GAS)

 

3 EC

Unit 5

 

Professional Practice

 

 

3 EC

Unit 5

 

Professional Practice

 

 

3 EC

Unit 2

 

Research Seminar

 

3 EC

Unit 2

 

Research Seminar

 

3 EC

Unit 2

 

Research Seminar

 

2 EC

Unit 2

 

Research Seminar

 

2 EC

Unit 3

 

3x Elective Modules

 

9 EC

Unit 3

 

3x Elective Modules

 

9 EC

Unit 6

 

Thesis

 

10 EC

Unit 6

 

Thesis

 

10 EC

Unit 4

 

Independent Studio Project

 

15 EC

Unit 4

 

Independent Studio Project

 

15 EC

Unit 4

 

Independent Studio Project

 

15 EC

Unit 4

 

Independent Studio Project

 

15 EC

 

TOTAL 30 EC

 

TOTAL 30 EC

 

TOTAL 30 EC

 

TOTAL 30 EC

Meet the Community


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Cindy Bakker

Cindy Bakker

Graduated in Fine Art

The Netherlands

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Ektor Ntourakos

Ektor Ntourakos

Graduated in Fine Art

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Ielse Slager

Ielse Slager

Graduated in Fine Art

The Netherlands

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Jeremy Stroud

Jeremy Stroud

Graduated in Fine Art

USA

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Admissions & Prospects


Admissions

The MIVC has effective arrangements in place for managing the quality of information provided for potential applicants. The MIVC proactively supports transition to master education and is responsive to individual needs. Support is given by the Head, Pathway leaders, the coordinator and programme producer.

Professional future

We are living through one of the most exceptional of times. Students will learn not only how to respond to the current challenges and opportunities, but also how to shape this new reality. 

Your studies will take place within a broad community of Master’s students from many different backgrounds. Engaging with people from all over the world in a 24/7, the interdisciplinary environment will enrich your practice and allow you to build a unique support network of peers and professionals. 

The programme maintains strong connections to key institutions in the Netherlands and abroad including V2_Lab for Unstable Media Rotterdam, Impakt Festival Utrecht, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) Den Bosch, Playgrounds Festival, Breda Photo, NoordBrabants Museum Den Bosch, Eye Research Lab Amsterdam. 

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