TO SEMINAR 10.03 - 21.05 AT BAK

To Seminar, conceptualized by MaHKU dean Henk Slager, is a research... Read more

MARCH 18 - OPEN DAY MA programme Fine ART
Come along to the Open Day at HKU to learn more about the MA programme Fine Art. March 18, 10.00 - 16.00 at HKU Pastoe, Rotsoord 3 in Utrecht (room 102). Your welcome! Read more

Out now: MaHKUscipt 2, Spatial Practice
The second issue of MaHKUscript. Journal of Fine Art Research focuses on the current state of Spatial Practice. Read it here.

Call for applications
It is now possible to apply for the 2017-2019 MA programme in Fine Art! Apply here.

Come and meet us on Open Day - March 18, 2017
Are you curious about our MA Fine Art program? Come and meet staff and students live in the classroom! You are welcome on Saturday March 18, 10.00 - 16.00. You'll find us in room 105 at HKU Pastoe, Rotsoord 3, Utrecht.  Read more

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  • Curated MA Fine Art Graduation Show

  • Research-based process of contextualized creation

  • Critical studies and topical research discourse

  • Curatorial Studies the artist as exhibition maker

  • MaHKU Platform exhibitions and conferences

  • Spatial Practice research-driven strategies

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 two-year, English language Master of Arts (MA) 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 student's individual project proposal that is part of the application procedure for the 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 program 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 2017-2019 course programme check:
Fine Art Agenda

Artistic research

Spatial Practice -

MA Fine Art students on site 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

Curatorial Practice -

Photograph by Stavroula Gregoriou

Nowadays, artists need to be able to independently develop the most suitable ways to present and disseminate their works. The MaHKU Fine Art program therefore considers Curatorial Practice an important part of a contemporary research-oriented artistic practice.

With emphasis on the practical, this part of the MaHKU Fine Art program takes place in collaboration with BAK, institute for the contemporary, a leading centre for contemporary art and research in Utrecht. 

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