For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!


A part of the Research Master's programme Artistic Research is taught in collaboration with other (internal or external) art institutes. In such cases, the programme is carried out by the ‘supplying' institute. Examples are: the professional art training programmes at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy/Sandberg Institute, as well as the academic programmes in arts and culture at the Faculty of Humanities.

Programme structure

The Research Master's programme Artistic Research comprises 120 ECTS credits:

  • 24 credits for core courses of the Research Master's in Art Studies (Kunstwetenschappen).
  • 66 credits for core courses combining theory and practice, electives or practical tutorials.
  • 30 credits for a one-semester research project resulting in a thesis and an artistic work.

Students who complete courses at a Master’s level prior to starting with a Research Master’s can submit a written request to the Examinations Board asking that these courses be counted towards the Research Master’s examination.

Detailed course information

For detailed course information, please see the UvA Course Catalogue (link below).

UvA Course Catalogue: Artistic Research


Together the research project and thesis provide a sample of the student's artistic research, which is carried out at an art institution. A committee of supervisors and external experts are responsible for the project/thesis evaluation. The Master's thesis reports on research carried out under the supervision of an academic staff member involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser. The project and thesis are completed in one semester.

Credit transfer

Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional programme are encouraged to continue their studies in a research programme. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their Research Master's degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.


For more information about available internships and the experiences of other student interns, please follow the link.

Internships (Current students website)