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Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice

St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures

24 months
8452 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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During this two-year Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice programme from St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures, students from various disciplines develop practice-led and process orientated artistic research that is supported by research-led teaching.

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What are we providing?

In an interdisciplinary learning environment, students have the opportunity to develop independent and collaborative research projects. Through a theoretically informed, critical and reflexive approach, students develop and evaluate their practice in a peer-to-peer context.

We offer a research environment that connects cultural studies, visual and digital cultures and we invite students to generate strategies and speculative as well as materialist praxes that might expand the social and aesthetic sensorium of society. Students are stimulated to re-envision artistic engagement through an open ended and creative process.

The aim of the Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice programme from St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures is to enable starting artists to develop intellectual and practical skills and the confidence to do what every new generation of artists has to do: to redefine their practice and their role in relation to society.

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures is a locally grounded international community of learning and research. The programme offers dedicated Master studio space’s, which are open 24/7. We are developing sustainable methods of art production, such as the use of non-toxic oil paints and awareness of waste. Our outstanding workshop and technical facilities, including techlab - VR/AR and interactive media - and access to workshops across film & photography, print, wood, ceramics, metal - allow students to immerse themselves in innovative artistic development projects, and are supported by a team of experienced staff on hand. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The interdisciplinary curriculum across the MA FAD offers students flexibility, as well as a fixed programme of mandatory courses and elective modules that are shared across our MA pathways in Situated Design, Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice and Ecology Futures. 
  • Fixed elements are: Independent Studio Practice, General Academic Studies (GAS), Professional Practice and Research Seminars (pathway specific). Flexible elements allow students to design their own curriculum through: Elective Modules, Tutorials (one-to-one and group), Skills Based Workshops, Lectures, Excursions and Group Critiques. 
  • Residencies, Internships, PhD preparatory trajectory and Caradt Research Fellowships offer students the possibility to broaden the spectrum of their personal curriculum choices. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadlines for the open call for admissions will take place at: 

  • 1st round: 1 December
  • 2nd round: 15 March 
  • 3rd round: 1 June




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The MIVC has effective arrangements in place for managing the quality of information provided for potential applicants. The MIVC proactively supports transition to master education and is responsive to individual needs. Support is given by the Head, Pathway leaders, the coordinator and programme producer.

  • CV (max. 2A4)
  • Artistic Statement: A short essay on your motivations to join one of our master programmes, urgencies in your artistic practice and needs for contextualising your practice in contemporary society. 
  • Portfolio Dossier by an online link to your website or by an uploaded document.
  • Research proposal Full personal study plan with a  formulated research question, a theoretic framework & practice-led perspective.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8452 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for 's-Hertogenbosch

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice
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