Artistic Research (Arts and Culture)
The two-year Research Master's programme Artistic Research bridges the gap between professional art training and academic research, and takes an experimental approach to the study of art objects, as well as broader artistic concepts and interpretation.
Bridging art and research
The Research Master's programme Artistic Research seeks to form a bridge between art and standard scholarly research by offering insight into and training in new forms of research. These new forms provide an alternative to existing approaches, stressing applied, practical research as opposed to fundamental, theoretical research.
The Research Master's in Artistic Research takes an experimental approach to both specific art objects and broader artistic concepts and opens them up to interpretation. Topics and strategies relevant for current scholarly debates and contemporary artistic practice form core components of the programme.
Studying Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam's (UvA) research programme Artistic Research is unique in the Netherlands, providing an alternative to the at times artificial opposition between professional art training and academic programmes for the study of art in the Netherlands. This research programme reflects the flourishing practice of national and international research in the arts.
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Artistic Research is a track of the accredited degree programme Arts and Culture: Art Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Arts and Culture and the title Master of Arts (MA).
- Research MA Arts and Culture
- Regulier onderwijs
- 120 EC, 24 maanden