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Master Institute of Visual Cultures, part of Avans University of applied Sciences

MA Fine Art & Design - Call for applications

Master of Arts in Fine Art & Design
Deadline: 1st (non-EEA) and 31st (EEA) of May, 2024

How can we create a future that is something else, another kind of world, one that we would like to live in?

This question lies at the heart of our master programme, which offers opportunities for interdisciplinarity and co-research across four master pathways:

  1. Ecology Futures focuses on the role of new media art. And design research in interpreting, analyzing, critiquing, experiencing and visualizing ecological degradation.
  2. Health by Design initiates a creative programme to co-design as health and art professionals from various disciplines in practice-led design research and art thinking projects in health and wellbeing.
  3. Situated Design recognizes you as a distinct presence in the world. You immerse in modern discourses and focus on prevailing conditions, situated knowledge and design practices.
  4. Visual Arts & Post-Contemporary Practice will develop your intellectual and practical skills to redefine your practice. In a research environment that connects cultural studies, visual and digital cultures.

Want to learn more about our master programme? Visit our pathway websites and join the upcoming orientation webinars. Contact via

Master Institute of Visual Cultures 
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) is part of Avans University of Applied Sciences. All four master pathways are housed within a single campus location, close to the heart of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

Why choose MIVC:

  • International community of students
  • 24/7 access
  • Access to various workshop and facilities to perform research
  • Progressive education programme where your research leads
  • International team of highly experienced tutors

The MIVC provides a transformative education, empowering students to become the new generation of artists and designers who will contribute in unconventional ways to changing the complex and interconnected world we live in. By creating a unique educational environment, where the tradition of studio practices sit at ease with practices driven by ideas and context. And where artists and designers together, through an interchange of ways of thinking, create new knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing and challenging societal issues of our time.

Emphasis is placed on the role of the artist and designer in society and on modes of criticality, to navigate, rethink and transform the complexity of contemporary life. Highlighting the societal ramification of creative work, we see it as our civic responsibility to be a thought leader, demonstrating the value of creativity to society, and through dissemination to contribute to an increased awareness and understanding of the importance of art and design as a field of knowledge. 

Our motivated team, strengthened by the professors of expertise center Caradt, is committed to supporting ambitious and diverse context specific creative research practices and approaches.




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