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.
- 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.
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- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Visual Arts Art History View 115 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Netherlands
- 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)
International11440 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11440 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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