[artinfo] Art in Context, Berlin University of the Arts: Call for Applications

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Art in Context, Berlin University of the Arts: Call for Applications

Application Deadline: March 15th 2010

The MA-program 'Art in Context' is directed at those who seek to 
position their artistic work in the context of society.

Working as an artist in the context of society not only requires 
special artistic talents and specific interests, but also high social 
and communicative abilities, endurance, and the desire and ability to 
reflect and form theories. Artists who want to develop and 
successfully realize their concepts, strategies, and ways of working 
in the framework of various living-environments or in interrelation 
to systems of expertise are expected to understand non-artistic 
questions, problems, and prejudices, to respond to these 
professionally, and to ground the relevance of their own work.

The study program Art in Context offers four study profiles:

Artistic work with social groups (cultural education)
Artistic work with cultural institutions (including Artistic 
Museum/Curatorial Studies)
Artistic work in public space
Artistic work in the context of media and scientific visual production

In consultation with the faculty, the students develop their own 
individual curricula from these offerings according to their 
interests. Important goals of the program are not only to engage with 
the particular characteristics of certain professional fields, but 
also to learn to set achievable goals, to realize larger tasks in 
teamwork, to explore new fields of work, and, not least, how to build 
up and secure an economic livelihood. To achieve these goals, strong 
emphasis is set on developing the ability to write texts, as well as 
to conceive, organize, document, and carry out independent research.

The Institute for Art in Context participates in numerous cooperation 
programs with cultural institutions in Berlin and throughout Germany. 
The participants have full access to the facilities and resources of 
the University of the Arts, Berlin, as well as other academic 
institutions in Berlin. The advanced study program (120 ETCS) can be 
taken full-time over four semesters or part-time over six semesters. 
It is free of tuition and without any age restrictions. Note: All 
courses are held in German; the master thesis is written in German.

Requirements for admission to the program are: a degree from a 
recognized Academy (Fine Art, Design, Architecture and alike), at 
least one year of professional practice, the ability to speak and 
write in German fluently (Mittelstufe 2/ DSH 2), the submission of a 
portfolio (pdf-files are accepted) reflecting previous work and 
achievements, and a statement of the interest to attend the program 
including a project proposal. Applications (to be written in German) 
should be submitted by March 15, 2010 (via post only).

[German] (PDF: 66KB)

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