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Sarah Podestani
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Hosein Daneshpajooh

Master Institute of Visual Cultures

St. Joost School of Art & Design
Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice • Ecology Futures
Situated Design • Animation

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How can we create a future that is something else, another kind of world, one that we would like to live in?

This question lies at the heart of our master programmes. Our highly ambitious and versatile institution is currently in a stage of development and growth. The expanded pedagogical scope of the MIVC programmes has created new opportunities for interdisciplinarity and co-research across our master pathways. Our motivated team, strengthened by the Professors of Expertise Center Caradt, is committed to supporting ambitious and diverse context specific creative research practices and approaches.

The MIVC achieves international standards of excellence in the master education of artists and designers and related practitioners. It achieves these through the quality of its teaching, research and practice and through its relationship with the institutions, industries and technologies associated with the disciplines of art and design. It is our ambition to contribute to the world we live in, working collaboratively and creatively with the cultural and creative sector, NGO’s, business and government, to generate new knowledge and exchange of that knowledge, to imagine another future capable of transforming the world we live in.

 

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Master Institute of Visual Cultures 

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) is part of St. Joost School of Art & Design, which is part of the Avans University of Applied Science. All four Master pathways of the MIVC are housed within a single campus location, close to the heart of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

BE THE FUTURE OF SOMETHING ELSE

The MIVC provides a transformative education, empowering students to become the new generation of artists and designers who will contribute in unconventional ways to changing the complex and interconnected world we live in. By creating a unique educational environment, where the tradition of studio practices sit at ease with practices driven by ideas and context, and where artists and designers together, through an interchange of ways of thinking, create new knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing and challenging societal issues of our time. Emphasis is placed on role of the artist and designer in society and on modes of criticality, to navigate, rethink and transform the complexity of contemporary life. Highlighting the societal ramification of creative work, we see it as our civic responsibility to be a thought leader, demonstrating the value of creativity to society, and through dissemination to contribute to an increased awareness and understanding of the importance of art and design as a field of knowledge. 

 

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When Stories Intertwine | Master of Animation Graduation Screening
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When Stories Intertwine | Master of Animation Graduation Screening

Join us at the premiere of the final films of the Master in Animation 2022 graduates

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EKP Excellence in Research Award 2022
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EKP Excellence in Research Award 2022

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Now Show: New Show 2022

We proudly present: the BA and MA graduation exhibition of St. Joost School of Art & Design and the Master Institute of Visual Cultures of Class 2022.

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SAVE THE DATE! Graduation Research Hub 2022.

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Ananya Panda wins EKP Excellence in Research Award 2021

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Master Graduates Exhibit at Dutch Design Week 2021

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures is proud to showcase the exhibitions of our award-winning and award-nominee master graduates of 2021 during Dutch Design Week.

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EKP Excellence in Research Award 2021
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EKP Excellence in Research Award 2021

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