Master and postgraduate programmes

Master and postgraduate programmes

Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent

Abel Hartooni. © Giada Cicchettti.

January 31, 2024
Master and postgraduate programmes
Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent
Louis Pasteurlaan 2
9000 Ghent
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Upcoming application deadlines for 2024–25 (spring session) 
English master programmes in Visual Arts, Audiovisual Arts, Music: March 15 
Postgraduate Curatorial Studies: May 3 

Master programmes 
KASK & Conservatorium’s master’s programmes are laboratories of work and ideas where instructors and promoters stimulate rather than direct their students. As a student, your own process is at the center. The varied range of artistic disciplines at KASK & Conservatorium makes for mutually inspiring and relatively open training programmes. 

As transdisciplinarity in the arts becomes ever more important, there is room for cross-fertilization in your training programme. In addition, you will be introduced to some of the numerous theoretical and artistic research projects our lecturers are engaged in. 

The dissertation stimulates you to deliberately examine and formulate themes important to your work as an artist or a designer. We offer English master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. There are no differences in curricula, competences, learning outcomes or organization between the English programmes and their Dutch counterparts. 

Postgraduate Curatorial Studies 
Curatorial Studies is an intensive one-year postgraduate programme covering key positions, legacies, ideas, and debates important to the curatorial. By drawing on the expertise of a broad network of cultural practitioners and institutions, the course aims to facilitate an environment in which a multiplicity of perspectives and critical discourses can thrive. Established in 1999, the programme is the result of a collaboration with Ghent UniversityS.M.A.K.—the contemporary art museum in Ghent, and Kunsthal Gent.

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About KASK & Conservatorium 
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory constitute the school of arts of the HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Howest. The school brings together talented and motivated students together with outstanding educators, active artists, designers and theorists in art and design from all over the world. The mission statement of the school defines its main tasks: development of the arts, education and research in an international perspective. 

Our main campuses are at the epicenter of Ghent, the cultural capital of Flanders. Ghent is very receptive to the international art scene and is especially welcoming to students. In addition to being embedded in this artistically rich environment, the school itself is a cultural actor organizing exhibitions, concerts, festivals, weekly lectures and daily film screenings. 

Our English-spoken programmes include: 
Master of Visual Arts (one year): Fine Arts (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation Art, Media Art, Performance) / Textiles Design / Fashion / Photography / Graphic Design (Graphic Design, Printmaking, Illustration) / Autonomous Design 
Master of Audiovisual Arts (one year): Animation Film / Film 
Master of Music (two years):  Classical Music / Jazz and Pop Music / Music Production / Composition / Composition for Screen / Musical Instrument Making 
Bachelor in Digital Design and Development (three years) 

Our English-spoken advanced programs include: 
–Postgraduate in Curatorial Studies (one year) 
–Advanced Master in Contemporary Music (two years) 
–Postgraduate Musical Performance Practice (one year) 

Full list of programs / More info about the orientation tests.

If you have any questions about your application for our programmes or if you are interested in joining a student exchange programme with KASK & Conservatorium, feel free to contact us: schoolofarts [​at​] / T 003292433610.

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