Study programme

Artistic Research (Research MA)

Curriculum

A part of the Research Master's programme Artistic Research is taught in collaboration with other (internal or external) art institutes. In such cases, the programme is carried out by the ‘supplying' institute. Examples are: the professional art training programmes at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy/Sandberg Institute, as well as the academic programmes in arts and culture at the Faculty of Humanities.

Programme structure

The Research Master's programme Artistic Research comprises 120 ECTS credits:

  • 24 credits for core courses of the Research Master's in Art Studies (Kunstwetenschappen).
  • 66 credits for core courses combining theory and practice, electives or practical tutorials.
  • 30 credits for a one-semester research project resulting in a thesis and an artistic work.

Students who complete courses at a Master’s level prior to starting with a Research Master’s can submit a written request to the Examinations Board asking that these courses be counted towards the Research Master’s examination.

Detailed course information

For detailed course information, please see the UvA Course Catalogue (link below).

Thesis

Together the research project and thesis provide a sample of the student's artistic research, which is carried out at an art institution. A committee of supervisors and external experts are responsible for the project/thesis evaluation. The subject of the research project and the subsequent thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and academic adviser(s). The project and thesis are completed in one semester.

Credit transfer

Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional programme are encouraged to continue their studies in a research programme. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their Research Master's degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.

Internships

For more information about available internships and the experiences of other student interns, please follow the link.

Published by  Faculty of Humanities

26 May 2017