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Research Master Artistic Research (Arts and Culture)

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.

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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 programme 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.
Artists with a Master's degree in Artistic Research will have a distinct advantage when applying to PhD programmes in the fields of art research and art practice. Their ability to formulate theoretical concepts in relation to artistic practice enhances their ability to develop their own work and find exhibition and performance venues at which to present it.

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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). 

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Artistic Research (Arts and Culture)
Diploma Research MA Arts and Culture
Type Regulier onderwijs
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 120 EC, 24 maanden
Voertaal Engels
CROHO-code 60829