Bridging art and academia
Art and Performance Research Studies offers two specialisations: one is academic, focused on theoretical /historical research in the arts disciplines (art history, musicology, theatre and performance studies and cultural studies); the other is artistic, focused on artistic research through a practice-based process in fine arts, dance, music, performance and film, among other art disciplines. Central to the programme is that students reflect on and learn to do research in an inter- and cross-disciplinary framework and learn to understand the position of the arts and the artist in society.
Artistic Research participants, mostly practicing artists, are given visibility by having their work presented at local gallery spaces, such as the Nieuw Dakota and Neverneverland, and access to a wide network of partner platforms and institutions, which include ARIAS, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Institute.
In this video the teacher and student of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.
Why study Art and Performance Research Studies at the UvA?
- Academic skills
This programme facilitates and enables the critical development of your research ideas by shared courses, a customised choice of electives, and individual tutorials;
It offers comprehensive cross-disciplinary debates with expert staff from all art disciplines, both theoretical and practical;
- Critical reflection
It engenders debate and reflection on theory and practice by offering three shared core courses; and it opens the possibility to execute (part of) your research abroad (archives, institutions, participatory) if your research plan requires it.
The Research Master’s programme Art and Performance Research Studies is an accredited degree programme of Arts and Culture. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in programme and the title Master of Arts (MA).