Master of Fine Arts in Artistic Research

Master of Fine Arts in Artistic Research

Malmö Art Academy

February 9, 2023
Master of Fine Arts in Artistic Research

Application deadline: March 1, 2023, 11:59pm
Malmö Art Academy
Box 4035
SE-SE – 203 11 Malmö
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The Master of Fine Arts in Artistic Research (MFAAR) is a two-year full-time programme. The aim of the cross-disciplinary programme is to prepare artists in defining and formulating a research project in fine arts, aiming for admission to a doctoral programme in fine arts in the near future. The programme has a distinct international profile and equips the students for an international artistic–intellectual career.

The focus is on the individual research project that the applicant brings to the programme, and its expansion over the two-year studies. Based on this project, students are encouraged to develop research questions emerging from individual research processes and singular artistic methods. These are contemplated upon and discussed in relation to methods that have emerged from other relevant research fields in close collaboration with and proximity to existing academic disciplines. Through this training, students are stimulated to progress and push their own methods, to becoming/ being different to those applied in other research fields.

The educational format comprises of seminars and courses. The seminars include those within the programme as well as participating in 50 percent, 75 percent and end seminars taking place within the doctoral programme at the Academy. The explicit MFAAR courses cover methodology courses specialising in artistic research projects but equally more general methodology courses with guest researchers and artistic researchers from Lund University and other higher education institutions. A course in research ethics is given too.

A significant part of teaching consists of individual supervision throughout the studies, as well as reviews of individual study courses. It further involves the aforementioned seminars and reading seminars and also various workshops. However, the largest part of the programme is dedicated to field projects and work on the students’ individual artistic projects specialising in research, that is, Visual Thinking.

A further fundamental part of the studies opens out to organising and presenting lectures on topics related to the master’s programme for both the rest of the Academy and the public. Self-organised seminars or minor exhibitions may also occur.

Students are assessed through a joint exhibition/seminar/printed material/conference in which the individual project is presented as well as through extended individual written assignments (proposal for a research project with research question and schedule; dissertation/ essay). Note, teaching takes place in a shared seminar space, and there are no dedicated studio spaces provided.

Full-time, 120 ECTS credits. Teaching language: English.

Admission requirements and selection process
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent. Selection is carried out by an admissions jury from eligible applicants based on submitted digital portfolios with samples of artistic work, a research project with a research question and a letter of recommendation as well as interviews. For information about admission requirements and how to apply visit here.

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