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MA Programme Fine Art


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The MA Programme Fine Art consists of three parallel courses: Critical studies, Discipline Related studies and your Individual Project.
1 Presentation
Many questions about the concept of image remain unanswered. To investigate the artistic image, we begin at the most primary form of visualization and representation, i.e. drawing. The meaning of drawing is the starting point for investigating the position and meaning of the image in current visual culture.

2 Representation
The extreme of visualisation is the photographic image. The photograph often serves as final piece, recording, moment of distribution, and documentation. Visual culture contributes a high degree of truthfulness to the photograph. What does the photographic paradigm mean for topical, artistic practice?

3 Communication
The following concepts are addressed: the position of the studio, the artistic attitude, the effect of painterly thought in current visual culture, filmic imagination, performativity, intermediality, transmedial communication, and the role of the artist's text.

4 Context
The focus lies on contextualisation: an inquiry into how the artistic image should be presented. To investigate various exhibition models, a platform for practical research is offered. The role and position of art in public space is also investigated.




Master of Arts


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314


Application requirements

Bachelor in Fine Art or a related discipline. With your application you are asked to describe your project proposal, stating the main subject area you wish to research and how you propose researching it, a Curriculum Vitae., your motivation statement and a portfolio.

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL computer based
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 1 May '23 1 May '23


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


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3511 RV Utrecht
030 - 2091540

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