MFA Media, Art, Design & Technology (MADtech)
In the beginning of the new study year (2014-2015) the Frank Mohr Institute at the Minerva Art Academy will offer two international Masters of Fine Arts:
MFA Painting and MFA MADtech (Media, Art, Design & Technology)*, each consisting of a two-year curriculum. At the same moment (new study year 2014-2015) the MFA IME (Interactive Media & Environments) course will be transformed into an updated programme called the MFA MADtech.
At Studielink.nl the new programme MFA MADtech can still be found under the former programme title MFA Interactive Media and Environments (MFA IME).
So when you sign up for MFA IME at Studielink.nl, this means you apply for the new master course MFA Media, Art, Design & Technology (MFA MADtech).
Artists doing strange things
with technology. This sums up our MADtech Programme. To imagine, interpret and
change human interaction with a transforming world you will use and artistically
explore different technologies. You will do so with a tinker mentality: play and
experimentation are important aspects in your development and will carry a
special emphasis on the research you do. This mentality, combined with a
critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected
perspectives, resulting in multimedia artistic work.
Past, present and future
At MFA MADtech we are
constantly searching for the dialogue between different viewpoints from the
past, present and future: between art and science, laboratory and applied
research, stable and unstable media, old and new technology, local and global
forms of society. We do so collectively, sharing our views and ideas, working in
groups and learning from each other. At the same time, you will follow your own
path, improving your knowledge and skills, learning to reflect critically on
your own position, role and work as well as on the world around you.
Participants of our programme come
from different practices, media, art and design, and share a fascination for
technology. The combination of these areas gives you the opportunity to develop
your artistic vision, working in a hybrid practice as a critical and engaged
artist. As your art engages with the world, you will grow as an individual as
well as in your artistic profession, reinforcing the power of your imagination
and exploring your own connection to a transforming, technologically charged
To be admitted to this master, we expect you to show us what you want to get out of this programme. We therefore ask you to submit a broad outline of the artistic research that matters to you. What is it that fascinates you about art and technology? What kind of experiments would you like to carry out? During the admissions procedure you will discuss your ideas with us. Once admitted, your ideas will form the start of the next two years.
The Frank Mohr Institute is named after Mr A. Frank Mohr (1931-1998), cultural advisor to the city and province of Groningen and chairman of the advisory boards of the Minerva Art Academy and the Prince Claus Conservatoire. He was a fervent advocate of independence and innovation in art education in the North Netherlands.
Photo: Kasper van Hoek
Photo: Marcel de Vries