To be admitted you need a bachelor's degree in art (visual arts or design) or an equivalent previous education (for example, a university degree or diploma in a related area).
EU/EER students, who can prove that English was a compulsory course in their previous education, and who have achieved a pass for English on their final transcript.
Worum geht's im Studium
Artists doing strange things with technology. This sums up our MADtech Programme. To imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world you will use and artistically explore different technologies, resulting in multimedia artistic work.
First year: exploring possibilities
The first year of this master programme is mostly about exploring your chosen field. You will carry out your own experiments in our Hybrid Arts Lab, tinker with new technology during creative programming and explore research possibilities in art practices. This will allow you to improve your knowledge and skills, get to know the international art practice, create new concepts and to discover the possibilities of artistic research.
Preparing for second year
During your first year you will gradually focus on what you really want to concentrate on in your second year, gathering ideas, improving your skills and gaining new knowledge to prepare for your practical research. This way you can develop and refine your research plan, which you will carry out in your second year, and which will form the basis of your master thesis. At the end of your first year an assessment of your work will determine whether you are ready to enter the second year.
Second year: realising your artistic goals
In your second year, you will begin to work on your graduation project. A lot of time will be devoted to working on this project. There will still be classes, although less than in the first year. Supervisors will advise and guide you and encourage your progress. Your goal is to realise your research project and write your master thesis. There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the year to share what you have learned and experienced with others during sessions, discussions and presentations. We may ask guest lecturers to contribute to the supervision of your research project. During a series of public dialogues, second year students will also discuss their work with guest lecturers and others, helping you to improve your work and take it to the next level.
Graduation work and master thesis
Towards the end of your second year you will make your graduation work and write a master thesis. With this thesis you also show us your future place in the world of art. You will present your artistic work and your master thesis at your public graduation. Upon your graduation you will be awarded the degree of Master of Fine Arts.
Career opportunities: Multimedia artist, freelance artist
A foreign student who enrolls in one of the programmes at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen has to pay tuition fees for each academic year that he/she is enrolled. More Information you find here: www.hanze.nl/eng/study-at-hanze/finance/tuition-fees