Call for applications
MaHKU (Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design) offers a one-year Master of Arts (MA) program. The program consists of seminars, workshops, studios, and tutorials where artists, architects, curators, designers, and various theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional insights with MaHKU students. The MaHKU MA Fine Art program departs from the student's individual research trajectory: a project proposal that is part of the application procedure for the Master program. Through various components of the program, such as critical studies, studio practice, spatial practice, and curatorial studies, students are incited further to realize and contextualize their own research projects. The Master year is concluded by a curated exhibition and a research report. the MaHKU Fine Art program takes a clear and distinct stance in the current debate on PhD research in visual art. PhD research is in fact the institutional consciousness of the art academy, MaHKU claims while involving related concepts such as autonomous space as a place for demonstration and reflection, as a location for novel experiments in visual processes, and as a laboratory for developing novel artistic processes of thinking and production. Not surprisingly, various PhD research trajectories in the MaHKU Fine Art curriculum affect a concretization and catalyzation of the debate on doctoral research in the arts. In 2011, MaHKU researcher Irene Kopelman obtained the first degree of Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) in the Netherlands. Currently, two PhD researchers at MaHKU, Jeremiah Day and Lonnie van Brummelen, are supported by a NWO/Mondriaan Fund grant. Application and admission during the year. Students with a BA in Fine Art, Spatial Design and other relevant studies are welcome to apply. Ultimate deadline for 2015 is April 30.