MaHKU continues as HKU MA programme Fine Art
In August the last MaHKU MA Fine cohort finished successfully.  As of September 2017 HKU University of the Arts Utrecht offers a new two-year MA programme in Fine Art

ABiotic Factors - MA Fine Art graduation show 2017
On June 23 this year's graduation show Abiotic Factors opens at BAK Utrecht.

Curator: Marion von Osten

Participants: Chao Wang, Dinos Milonas, Elena Pietrini Sanchez, Haoran Kang, Susan Tyler Jenkins, Tereza Telúchová, and Zhengqing Li.... Read more

Application Deadlines May, 2017
It is now possible to apply for the 2017-2019 MA programme in Fine Art! Apply here. Deadline for applicants from EEA countries May 31, 2017. Deadline for applicants from non-EEA countries May 15, 2017

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

More news

  • 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 was the one-year Master programme of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (part of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht).

HKU now offers a two-year, English language Master of Arts (MA) programme in Fine Art. The programme consists of seminars, workshops, studios, and tutorials where artists, architects, curators, designers, and various theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional insights with HKU students.

The HKU MA programme Fine Art departs from the student's individual project proposal that is part of the application procedure for the program. Through various components of the programme 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 programme 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

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 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 Ma programme Fine Art therefore considers Curatorial Practice an important part of a contemporary research-oriented artistic practice.

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

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