General admission requirements
You possess a diploma from a recognized institution for higher (art) education, or an equivalent qualification;
You have an attitude of curiosity, directed at artistic/functional research;
You are able to clearly explain your motives and study aims in front of the admissions committee;
For non-English students: You have sufficient knowledge of the English language to enable you to study English-language publications relating to the field of study, to be able to follow instruction in English and be able to express yourself well in English. You must be able to demonstrate that your proficiency in the English language is adequate by providing an official certificate of the International IELTS or TOEFL test. The minimal requirements are:
- International IELTS test: minimal 6.0
- International TOEFL test:
• Internet based Toefl : 80
• Toefl computer based: 213
• Toefl paperbased: 550
Institutional code of Hanze University Groningen to send TOEFL results: NLGRONING03
Students can be exempted from submitting an extra language proficiency test in the following cases:
EU/EER students, who can prove that English was an compulsory course in their prior education, and who have a pass for English on their final transcript;
Students whose prior education was English-taught in countries where English is spoken as a first language by the majority of the population. These countries are: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada (English speaking part), Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Christopher and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America;
Students with an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate.
- You are prepared to follow the programme in its totality.
In special cases it is at the discretion of the Admission Board to deviate from these rules.
Specific admission requirements for each course
- The candidate's work is of high quality. It must be obvious that there is mutual cohesion in the work, and that the candidate is in the process of developing a clear statement regarding visual art;
- The candidate has the ambition to become involved both practically and theoretically in painting with the intention of opening new perspectives in this field;
- The candidate is prepared to open a dialogue with others on the topic of his or her own work and on art in general.
The candidate has motivation and possibly a project proposal;
The candidate has an adequate knowledge of at least one computer operating system;
The candidate has experience with traditional art related software;
The candidate has an inquisitive attitude geared towards research;
The candidate has a talent for and experience with analytical and logical thinking (mathematics and programming).
- The candidate's work is of very high quality. It must be obvious that there is mutual cohesion in the work, and that the candidate is in the process of developing a clear statement regarding visual art and theatre;
- The candidate has the ambition to become involved both practically and theoretically in scenography with the intention of opening new perspectives in this field;
- The candidate is prepared to open a dialogue with others on the topic of his or her own
work and on art in general.
Transition MFA Scenography
From 01-09-2014 onward, the FMI Masters will transfer its MFA Scenography Master’s Degree programme to the HKU (School of the Arts) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Students now being accepted for the MFA Scenography programme must take into account the fact that the 1st year of their study (academic year 2013-2014) will take place at the FMI Masters institute in Groningen, while the 2nd year of their study (academic year 2014-2015) will take place in Utrecht at the HKU. Academic year 2013-2014 will be a transition year. At this moment, we are making arrangements with the HKU to ensure that the transition runs as smoothly as possible. Of course we will involve all our students of MFA Scenography in this process in the coming academic year (2013-2014).