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Art and Performance Research Studies

Research Master

Art and Performance Research Studies is a two-year programme for students who are interested in doing historical, theoretical and practice-based research into the visual and performing arts. You will learn how to develop and execute research ideas in an interdisciplinary and cross-media environment. This involves reflective and active research conducted within the interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary framework of the Humanities, as well as the art and performance ecosystem of Amsterdam. The programme offers two specialisations: Art and Performance Studies and Artistic Research.

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Master's Week 4-8 Nov
Master's Week 10 -14 Feb
Why Art and Performance Research Studies at the UvA

Customised study path

This programme facilitates and fosters the critical development of students’ research ideas through joint courses, a customised selection of electives and individual tutorials.

Interdisciplinary/Cross-disciplinary focus

The programme offers the opportunity for comprehensive dialogues, involving expert staff from a broad range of areas in the Humanities and artforms: fields where theoretical and practical work intersects.

Choose your specilisation

The specialisation Art and Performance Studies focuses on theoretical and/or historical research in the arts disciplines. Artistic Research equips students with theories and methods for conducting practice-based research in art disciplines.

Broad partner network

Students have access to a broad network of partner platforms, local art institutions and art schools.

Is Art and Performance Research Studies right for you?

  1. You want to explore interdisciplinary, intradisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary themes, fostering dynamic interactions between art theory and art practice in the arts.
  2. You are interested in contemporary theoretical and methodological debates within arts and performance disciplines.
  3. You are eager to conduct research independently.
What does this programme entail?

In this video the teacher and student of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.

Degree certificate

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).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
Research MA Arts and Culture (research)
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
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CROHO code
University Quarter