[artinfo] Call for applications: Piet Zwart Institute MA
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Call for applications 2017-18
Application deadline: May 15, 2017
(for European applicants only)
Piet Zwart Institute
Master Education in Arts
P.O. Box 1272
3000 BG Rotterdam
Each Piet Zwart Masters programme is competitive. Applicants are
accepted on a rolling basis and therefore early submissions are
The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes
of the Willem de Kooning Academy, part of the Rotterdam University.
Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked
experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute
offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and
interdisciplinary exchange in a vibrant learning environment.
Master Education in Arts
Two year, part-time, 60 ECTS
A learning community for innovative research in art and design education
The Master of Education in Arts focuses on art and design education,
participatory and public practices, curriculum design, audience
advocacy, museum education, maker education, design activism and
socially engaged practices. The programme explicitly connects theory
and practice, focusing on contemporary issues which span different
practices and discourses: education, (critical/feminist) pedagogy,
politics, trans-disciplinary research, cultural theory, digital
cultures, philosophy, et cetera.
The course is based on intensive seminars led by a highly qualified
international staff of educators, theorists, artists and designers.
Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning
with individual tutorials, practice-based research and theoretical
inquiry, our programme is built around the concept of the critically
reflective practitioner. Participants are encouraged to reflect upon
their practice and teaching methodologies from an engaged and
informed perspective. Every student graduates with an extensive
research project, presented to the public in a graduation
presentation at the end of the second year.
We invite international guest tutors and speakers on a regular basis.
Lecture series in the past were: "Art and Design Education in Times
of Change", "Making Things Public", "Cartographies of Acting
Pedagogically: Working with Liquid Logic" and most recently:
"<https://www.anthropoceneagents.nl/>Agents in the Anthropocene.
Trans-disciplinary practices in art and design education today",
which received a large international interest. Students are also
encouraged to curate a lecture programme and/or symposium in the
first year connected to their professional interests.
The Master Education in Arts programme reflects the expansion of the
field of art/design education by preparing candidates for careers in
BA or MA art and design programmes, educational institutions,
museums, galleries, universities, cultural centres, community-based
organisations and informal learning sites. The curriculum is designed
for teachers (higher art and design education, secondary education,
university level) and museum educators, but also for cultural
workers, artists and designers with a profound interest in education
and/or pedagogical strategies. Peer review and being part of a vivid
learning community to exchange knowledge is a key feature of our
programme. The course prepares graduates to engage with formal
educational structures as well as informal learning environments,
such as skill-sharing workshops and community-based projects. In
order to attract and accommodate working professionals seeking to
upgrade or enhance their professional practice, the programme is
structured as a 60-credit part-time course spread over two years. All
modules are taught in English.
Tutors include: Ingrid Commandeur (Course Director), Kate Brehme,
Jolande Bosch, Elizabeth Graham, Michelle Kasprzak, Frans-Willem
Korsten, Irina Shapiro, Anthony Schrag, Renee Turner and Sjoerd
Previous guests speakers are a.o.: Peter Kraftl, Jack Halberstam,
Alistair Fuad-Luke, TJ Demos, Marijke Steedman, Anna Santamouro, Mel
Jordan, Melanie Buhler, Jan Boelen, Adelita Husni-Bey, Joost de
Bloois, Jan Masschelein, and many others.
How to apply
Please visit the
section of our website. Applicants are requested to submit a
motivation letter (with initial idea for a graduation research
question and/or project), CV and portfolio with selected projects
(focused on professional experience in art or design education), in
More information and contact
Please address any questions to our coordinator Susana Pedrosa:
<mailto:pzwart-info at hr.nl>pzwart-info at hr.nl.
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