International focus

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As an applicant to an international master's degree programme, we expect that you are aware of the international context of art and design in general and can situate your own work within this context. During your studies, you will build your own network of contacts and carve out your own place in the art world and creative industries. In addition to the focus on your final project, you will visit international festivals, like Ars Electronics in Linz or the Transmediale in Berlin.

Our study programmes are internationally recognised and accredited. We work closely with a number of student exchange partners, including the Master of Fine Arts programmes at Hunter College, the City University of New York and the School of Design in Philadelphia. Study trips abroad are part of the programme. You can also apply for funding for from Minerva Art Academy's Groot-Brugmans Fund, for example, to go abroad for an independent study project, student exchange outside Europe, internship or to work as an artist-in-residence.

International collaborations

The master's institute at Minerva Art Academy has an expanding program of internationalisation. The programme is oriented toward a number of Master's degree study courses at the Institute. For example, the Frank Mohr Institute has recently developed an exchange agreement with Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin (Germany), the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (Germany), the National College of Art and Design in Dublin (Ireland), the School of Arts of University College Ghent (Belgium) and University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland). 
For several years, we have had an intensive cooperative exchange with the Master of Fine Arts program at the Hunter College of the City University in New York. In addition, a cooperative relationship between the Frank Mohr Institute and the School of Design of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has existed since 2007. 

For the MA Painting program, these cooperative ventures consist of an exchange of students and tutors, joint projects, and an exchange of knowledge. A number of students can, on request and if their work provides sufficient reason for this, go to New York or Pennsylvania for one or more months to participate in the study programmes there. In the Spring semester the tutors will decide which first year student(s) will go on exchange in the third semester, duration on advice and in consultation with the tutors and the host institutions.  

The Frank Mohr Institute may receive one or more exchange students from our partner universities in the fall or the spring term, and these follow the program of the FMI for several months.

As a visual artist, you are actually always operating from an international perspective in view of the fact that visual language has a universal character. The educational programme at the Frank Mohr Institute is strongly oriented toward an international context. Besides, there will be organized during the study programme several study trips to visit or attend exhibitions, workshops and festivals in other (foreign) cities and countries. 

Other collaborations Frank Mohr Institute:

• University of Gießen (Germany)
• Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst in Oldenburg (Germany)
• Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul (Turkey)
• The Rekencentrum, Groningen 
• Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen
- Art History
- Art, Culture and Media
• High Performance Computing & Visualisation (HPC & V) and the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) lab, part of the Institute for Movement Sciences. Both belong to the University of Groningen
• The CAVE, part of Hanze University's Computer Centre, Groningen
• Culturele Activiteiten voor Studenten (CAST), Groningen, part of Hanze University Groningen of Applied Sciences
• Hanze Institute for Sensor Technology (HIT) , Assen, part of Hanze University Groningen of Applied Sciences
• Sign, Groningen
• NP3 , Groningen
• STEIM, Amsterdam
• V2, Rotterdam
• Groninger Forum , Groningen 
• PlanetArt , Enschede and Amsterdam
• Grand Theatre, Groningen
• The Noord Nederlandse Dans, Groningen
• Noord Nederlands Toneel, Groningen
• The Citadel, Groningen
• The Oerol Festival, Terschelling
• Tryater , Leeuwarden
• the Peer Group, Donderen 
• Stedelijk Museum Assen voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Assen
• Groninger Museum, Groningen
• Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst, Groningen
• Drents Museum, Assen
• De Nieuwe Kolk, Assen