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Art and Performance Research Studies

University of Amsterdam

24 months
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11440 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

The Art and Performance Research Studies programme of the University of Amsterdam is for students who are interested in doing historical, theoretical and practice-based research into the visual and performative arts. In this Master's, students will be challenged and will learn how to develop and execute research ideas in an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and cross-media environment.

Overview

Bridging art and academia

The Art and Performance Research Studies programme of the University of Amsterdam offers two specialisations: one is academic, focused on theoretical /historical research in the arts disciplines (art history, musicology, theatre and performance studies and cultural studies); the other is artistic, focused on artistic research through a practice-based process in fine arts, dance, music, performance and film, among other art disciplines. Central to the programme is that students reflect on and learn to do research in an inter- and cross-disciplinary framework and learn to understand the position of the arts and the artist in society.

The programme:

  • facilitates and enables the critical development of your research ideas by shared courses, a customised choice of electives, and individual tutorials;
  • offers comprehensive cross-disciplinary debates with expert staff from all art disciplines, both theoretical and practical;
  • engenders debate and reflection on theory and practice by offering three shared core courses; and
  • opens the possibility to execute (part of) your research abroad (archives, institutions, participatory) if your research plan requires it.

Artistic Research participants, mostly practicing artists, are given visibility by having their work presented at local gallery spaces, such as the Nieuw Dakota and Neverneverland, and access to a wide network of partner platforms and institutions, which include ARIAS, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Institute.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art and Performance Research Studies Tutorial 1 (Research School)
  • Art and Performance Research Studies Tutorial 2
  • Core Module 1: Art and Performance Research within and across the Humanities
  • Core Module 2: From Organizing the World to the Archive
  • Core Module 3: Contemporary Concepts and Practices in the Arts

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of art history, musicology, theatre and performance studies or cultural studies
  • English language requirements
  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least an A/3.6 (American system), 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system), B (ECTS-system), or  7.5 (Dutch system)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11440 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11440 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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