Meet us during Open Day November 28
On Saturday November 28 it is HKU's half-yearly Open Day. You are welcome to visit us at Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan 50 between 10.00 and 16.00. You'll find us in room 104. Read more

MaHKU at 5th Guangzhou Triennial, China
MaHKU at 5th Guangzhou Triennial, China
In the context of the project Universality - Decorum of Thought and Desire developed by MaHKU core tutor Tiong Ang, five alumni will participate in the 5th Guangzhou Triennial: Ingrid Edwards, Dongyoung Lee, Heekyung Ryu, Alejandro Ramirez a... Read more

Call for Drawings / Drawing Conclusions video now available
On June 24, 2015 the symposium Drawing Conclusions was held at the start of the Call For Drawings exhibition at BAK Utrecht. The long awaited video report is now available on Vimeo in... Read more

Opening Kathy Holowko at Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, November 23
From November 23, 2015 to January 3, 2016 a giant spider's web by artist and MA Fine Art student Kathy Holowko is on show in the old glasshouses of the Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht.  Opening: November 23, 17.00 at Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, ... Read more

Dutch Premiere HOUSE OF SHYNESS - September 11, 17.45

LAB 111

Arie Biemondstraat 111

1054 PD Amsterdam

Room 1 / Friday September 11th  18.00 hrs (room open at 17.45)

At night, a young woman roams the city in search of something unknown. She observes the buildi... Read more

More news

  • Curated MA Fine Art Graduation Show

  • Research-based process of contextualized creation

  • Critical studies and topical research discourse

  • Interdisciplinary debates and international seminars

  • maHKU Platform: exhibitions and conferences

  • New MA FINE ART pathway: Spatial Practice

MaHKU is the Master programme of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (part of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht).

MaHKU offers a one-year, English language Master of Arts program in Fine Art. 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 studentís individual project proposal that is part of the application procedure for the Master program. Through various components of the program such as critical studies, research studies, studio practice, spatial practice, media theory, and curatorial studies, students are incited further to realize and contextualize their own projects. The year is concluded by a curated exhibition and a research report. 

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MA studies in:

Fine Art

Study profiles:

Critical Studies
- Spatial Practice
- Curatorial Practice
- Studio Practice

For the current course programme check:
Fine Art Agenda

Artistic research

Pedro Kok
The Room of Architectural Representation

It may be redundant to say that a certain field of production is at crossroads in contemporary life, particularly those related to artistic output. All fields are subject to ongoing transformations, their relevance and pertinence questioned constantly. I went into the 2010 Venice Biennale with a certain question: with widespread access to architectural imagery, is architect ural photography still relevant today within the exhibition space?  Read more

Spatial Practice -
New MA FINE ART pathway

Alejandro Vasquez, Anna Ioannidi, Gayane Yerkanyan and Yumemi Kobayashi, Amsterdam Zuidas Project, MaHKU 2014   Public spaces and urban cultures need novel impulses for our contemporary life. Those impulses ask for research-driven strategies based on both creative and analytic methodologies in mapping and analysis. The objective of MaHKU's Spatial Practice is to work with intervention and research units where professionals and students from the domain of art, architecture, and public space design are able to develop novel solutions and creations through interdisciplinary dialogues and agonistic negotiations. Interventions could vary from radical architectural fiction, artistic intervention, to experimental practices in public inside and outside spaces. Read more