About Frank Mohr Institute

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‚ÄčThe Frank Mohr Institute at the Minerva Art Academy offers two international Masters of Fine Arts: Painting and MADtech (Media, Art, Design & Technology), each consisting of a two-year curriculum. Both programmes have their own distinct focus, either in the field of painting or in the technologically mediated relationship with society. Their common ground is that they reinforce your artistic profession in a rapidly changing society. In this technologically charged world you will leave your own mark; reflecting on your role as an artist, always asking critical questions and investigating a world in transition. 

Finding new pathways

Whether you are a media artist, a designer or a painter, our masters offer you the experimental and critical environment in which to further envisage and shape your ideas. As a contemporary artist you are not necessarily confined to one field; you can use traditional means and media, as well as new technologies or a combination of these. With an exploratory attitude, you will investigate the media, technology and content you need to understand, imagine and shape your ideas. During these masters we offer you every opportunity to sharpen your artistic vision, to find new pathways and to discover uncharted territory. 

Extending knowledge and experience

Both masters focus on extending your knowledge, building on the skills you have developed, and deepening your experience. You will spend a great deal of time on developing your work and artistic research, acquiring additional technical and conceptual skills and knowledge, which you can use for your graduation work and your master thesis. During your time with us, you will be involved in group work, presenting and discussing your own work and that of your fellow students. Expert lecturers as well as international guest lecturers will supervise and stimulate your progress.

International focus

Applying for an international master means that you are aware of the international context of art in general as well as of your own work. During a master you will build your own international network of contacts and find your place in the international art world.

Both masters are internationally recognised and accredited. We work closely with a number of student exchange programme partners, such as the Master of Fine Arts programmes at Hunter College, City University of New York, the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design in Philadelphia and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Closer to home we collaborate in projects with a variety of educational institutes, cultural bodies and festival and event organisers, both in the Netherlands and abroad. A good example of this is the collaboration with HAW Master Sound/Vision in Hamburg. 

Study trips abroad, for instance to New York in the second year, are part of the programme. As a master student you are encouraged to take part in the international study trips we organise. You can also apply for individual study trips, funded by the 'Groot-Brugmansfonds' of the Minerva Art Academy. This way, you can arrange to go abroad for an individual study project or to spend a period as an artist-in-residence.

Getting off to an electric start

At the start of the study year you will join your fellow students and lecturers on an introduction trip. In recent years we've travelled to the Documenta in Kassel, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz and the Biennale in Venice.

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