You will view and create art in ways you can hardly imagine beforehand. You will carry out experiments, tinkering and playing with technology, ideas and media. You will explore the most outrageous possibilities the combination of art and technology have to offer. Central to this master are your artistic development and attitude towards research. By combining a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, you will discover unexpected perspectives, resulting in exciting multimedia works of art.
Throughout this master of Media, Art, Design and Technology from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen you will explore viewpoints from the past, present and future, broadening the way you think and look at the world. You will discover connections between art and science, laboratory and applied research, stable and unstable media, old and new technology, local and global forms of society. This is a collective process: you will share ideas and insights with your fellow students, learning how others see the world. Inspiring each other to look beyond borders and to venture away from the beaten track. At the same time you will extend your knowledge, master new skills and reflect on your role as an artist.
This master attracts students from a lot of different backgrounds, countries and cultures. This variety enriches your experience, not only broadening your personal perspective but also giving you the opportunity to build a valuable international network. You will develop your own artistic vision, working in a hybrid practice and taking the opportunity to share your art with the world.
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.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
Before you are admitted to the master programme MADTech, you will draw up a broad outline of the artistic research you want to carry out. What is it that fascinates you about art and technology? What experiments would you like to carry out? During the admissions procedure you will discuss your ideas with us. Once admitted, your ideas form the start of the next two years.
The first year of this master programme is mostly about exploring your chosen field. You will carry out your own experiments, tinker with new technology during creative programming and explore research possibilities in art practices. This is how you will improve your skills and knowledge, getting to know the art practice, creating new concepts and finding out the possibilities of artistic technology research.
In your first year you will spend a lot of time in Hybrid Arts Lab, where you will devise and carry out your own experiments. In addition you will attend theory and research courses at the University of Groningen and take part in a joint research course 'Image & Experience in a technologically charged society' with master students of the University of Groningen. There is also plenty of time to discuss the results of experiments, workshops, research projects and your own progress with fellow students, experts and public. Furthermore, you will visit relevant institutions, festivals, workplaces and centres of research: individually or as a group.
During your first year you will gradually focus on what you really want to do in the second year. You will develop and refine your research plan, which you will carry out in your second year and which will be the basis of your master thesis. At the end of your first year an assessment of your work will determine whether you are ready to enter the second year.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
Minimum required score (Grade C):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
There are three admission rounds for sending in application forms and documents to apply for the study year 2017-2018:
Important: NON-EU students have to apply before the 2nd round: April 04, 2017 (at the latest May 02, 2017) to start as soon as possible the immigration procedure!
Please note: If you missed the deadline of the final admission round, please contact us to see what the possibilities are.
Our admissions procedure consists of two rounds. Firstly, we will assess the documentation and completed application form that you have submitted together with your written motivation. After this, we will invite you for an interview of approximately half an hour, which is possibly followed by a second interview. If you live abroad and cannot come to Groningen for this procedure, we can conduct the interview by telephone or Skype.
During your admissions evaluation we will assess your theoretical skills as well as your ability to use knowledge to deepen and enrich yourself as an artist. Your work is discussed, as is your motivation, your bachelor thesis and the importance of the theoretical component of the programme. The admissions committee comprises theoretical and artistic professionals, including a practical and theory lecturer, a student and the head of the Frank Mohr Institute.
To be admitted you need a bachelor's degree in art (visual arts or design) or an equivalent previous education (for example, a university degree or diploma in a related area). In addition, you are expected to have good English language skills. You must be able to read specialist publications in English, follow instructions in English and express yourself well in English. To prove your competence, you have to submit an official international IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge ESOL test certificate.
International IELTS test: score of at least 6.5International TOEFL test:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Hanze UAS also participates in the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) which supports students from developing countries. The fellowships are granted for the duration of the programme and cover the tuition fees and the costs of international travel, subsistence, books and health insuranc
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