Call for applications:
Master of Education in Arts

Call for applications:
Master of Education in Arts

Piet Zwart Institute

Priscila Fernandes, The Book of Aesthetic Education of the Modern School, 2014. Installation. Photo: Fundació Joan Miró.

March 27, 2015
Call for applications: Master of Education in Arts

Deadline: May 10, 2015 (for European applicants only)

Piet Zwart Institute
Master Education in Arts
P.O. Box 1272
3000 BG Rotterdam
The Netherlands

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment.

Master Education in Arts
Two year, part-time, 60 ECTS credits

About the course
In 2013 the Piet Zwart Institute launched a new programme: the Master of Education in Arts. This course explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues, which span different practices and discourses: education, pedagogy, art, design, digital didactics, philosophy, artistic practices of mediation, et cetera. The course is mainly based on intensive seminars and workshops led by a dedicated group of educators, artists, designers and theorists. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning with individual tutorials, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programme is built around the concept of the critically reflective practitioner. Students are encouraged to reflect upon their practice and teaching methodologies from an engaged and informed perspective. Every student graduates with an extensive individual research and education project, presented to the public at the end of the second year.

Student profile
The curriculum is designed for teachers (secondary and higher education, university level) who operate within an institutional framework or the cultural sector, but also for cultural workers, and artists and designers with a profound interest in education and/or pedagogical strategies. Peer review and being part of a vivid learning community to exchange knowledge is a key feature of our programme. The course prepares graduates to engage with formal educational structures as well as informal learning environments, such as skill-sharing workshops and community-based projects. Pedagogical methodologies range from active fieldwork to theoretical research, interpretive methods, and the exploration of new and emerging forms of digital didactics. In order to attract and accommodate working professionals seeking to upgrade or enhance their professional practice, the programme is structured as a60-credit part-time course spread over two years.All modules are taught in English.

We regularly work together with cultural and educational institutions, among which Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art. For our 2015 seminar Critical Pedagogies we have developed an extensive lecture and discussion series called Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically in collaboration with the artist Priscila Fernandes and TENT. Rotterdam.

Tutors and (previous) guests include: Ingrid Commandeur (Course Director, educator, researcher), Clare Butcher (educator, curator), Elizabeth Graham (educator, curator), Sjoerd Westbroek (artist, educator), Levien Nordeman (researcher new media, digital cultures); Marike Hoekstra (educator, PhD researcher), Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten (lector Piet Zwart Institute, assistant professor at LUCAS), Priscila Fernandes (artist), Tom Vandeputte (Course Director, Critical Studies program, Sandberg Institute), Maaike Roozenburg (designer), Barbara Campaner (gallery educator), Jan Masschelein (Professor of Philosophy of Education and Director of the Laboratory for Education and Society, KU Leuven), Dennis Atkinson (Professor Emeritus at Goldsmiths University of London, Centre for the Arts and Learning), Rick Dolphijn (media-, cultural theorist), Jonas Staal (artist; founder, New World Academy), Florian Cramer (Lector Applied Research, Piet Zwart Institute), Wendelien van Oldenborgh (artist), among others.

How to apply
Please visit the application section of our website. Applicants are requested to submit a motivation letter, CV and portfolio with selected projects, in English.

More information and contact
Contact our course coordinator Vanessa Tuitel with any questions you might have: [email protected].


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