|Study location||Netherlands, Groningen / Cambridge|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A bachelor’s degree in art (visual arts or design) or an equivalent previous
Please note: In case your portfolio (and application form) shows enough/sufficient skills in art and your motivation fits the program, it doesn’t have to be a problem for the admission that your bachelor is not art related.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub-score below 6.0)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The references should be from from former employers.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
The portfolio has to include 20 images (this is an indication) or other visual or sound documentation (such as video) characterizing your work well and giving a clear picture of your qualities as an artist.
After we have received your application form and portfolio, the admissions committee will criticize your application documents and decide whether to invite you for a meeting with them. If you live abroad and cannot come to Groningen for this, we can conduct the interview by telephone or Skype.
When evaluating your suitability, the admissions committee will assess your theoretical skills and ability to use knowledge to deepen and enrich yourself as an artist. In the interview you will discuss your work, motivation, bachelor’s thesis and the importance of the theoretical component of the programme. The admissions committee is made up of theory experts and art professionals, including a practical lecturer, a theory lecturer, a student and the head of the Frank Mohr Institute.
Media performers, artists and designers doing strange and unexpected things with technology: that is what the MADtech study programme is about. You are expected to employ and artistically explore hybrid technologies in order to imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world. To do so, you apply a tinkering playfulness and an experimental mentality, which are the key aspects in your development and research. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, leads to unexpected perspectives and results in artistic multimedia, experimental design or performative work in any combination.
While MADtech students come from various professional backgrounds and fields of media, art or design, they all share a fascination with technology. The role that technology is going to play in your research exceeds that of a mere tool with predefined and process-shaping functionality. Instead, technology and its influence are examined critically, researched conceptually, used creatively in non-standard ways or developed individually to enable the creation of specific MADtech strangeness. The combination of disciplines gives you an opportunity to develop your artistic vision while deploying a hybrid artistic practice as an autonomous media performer, artist and designer. As your work engages with the world, you grow both as an individual and in your artistic practice, reinforcing the power of your imagination as well as exploring your own connection to a transforming and technologically charged society.
As a master of Fine Arts you can continue to set up your own artistic practice, individually or as a member of an artistic collective.