|Study location||Netherlands, Groningen (Academy Minerva)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||Master of Arts|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A bachelor’s degree in art (visual arts or design) or an equivalent previous
Please note: In case your portfolio (and application form) shows enough/sufficient skills in art and your motivation fits the program, it doesn’t have to be a problem for the admission that your bachelor is not art related.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub-score below 6.0)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The references should be from from former employers.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
After we have received your application form and portfolio, the admissions committee will criticize your application documents and decide whether to invite you for a meeting with them.
When evaluating your suitability, the admissions committee will assess your theoretical skills and ability to use knowledge to deepen and enrich yourself as an artist. In the interview you will discuss your work, motivation, bachelor’s thesis and the importance of the theoretical component of the programme. The admissions committee is made up of theory experts and art professionals, including a practical lecturer, a theory lecturer, a student and the head of the Frank Mohr Institute.
- We advise you to make sure you have an authenticated birth certificate ready, as you may also need it for formalities upon arrival in Holland.
Do you want to grow as an artist of fine art? Would you like to expand your skills and extend your knowledge and insight into the art of painting? Do you want to know how to grow as an artist of an art that has been reinvented all over the world? Today it is important for artists to conduct experiments, to understand how perception psychology, cognition and imagination work. To learn how to convert ideas into images and to get your message across to the public.
That is why you will spend a lot of time during this programme on viewpoints of past, present and future and on the relations between perception and cognition, image and language, stable and unstable media, old and new technology, art and science. You will also learn about local and global forms of society. Together with the other students you will explore charted and uncharted territories, sharing views and ideas and learning from each other.
You will find yourself in the company of students who come from different countries and cultures and various backgrounds. What you all share is a fascination for painting. You wish to bring your artistic work to a higher level. Together you will develop a critical view of the world and of your influence as an artist. This will help you to foster your artistic vision as well as your understanding of the impact of your work on society. You will grow as an individual painter as well as an artistic professional in a society that is rapidly changing.
As a master of Arts you can continue to set up your own artistic practice, individually or as a member of an artistic collective.