The core of the study programme is a project-based educational model. All skills and projects relate to one of the following domains: Arts & Society, Arts & Sciences, Arts & Entrepreneurship and Arts & Culture
The blocks are projects connected to domains, which are organized together with different partners in the world from the Arts, Sciences and Society. Next to fulfil these projects there will be courses with theory and the methods and techniques to become a ‘critical engaged artist’. The theory will be based upon art history, contemporary art theory, philosophy, marketing, management, creative writing, art and communication.
What will I study in the iArts programme
The iArts programme is an accelerated Bachelor programme of 3 years and 180 credits offered to students with a VWO (pre-university) diploma. If you do not have an pre-university diploma but hold a diploma of a secondary education you might follow the 4 year bachelor’s programme of 240 credits. If you do not know the level of your diploma you may request a diploma check at www.nuffic.nl.
In the course of the programme you’ll work on a series of projects. You’ll invent creative and original solutions for current social and cultural issues, in the form of artistic products or artful interventions. Think installations, films, performances, and games. Think meetings, publications, plans, and enterprises. Each and every intervention will be the result of interdisciplinary teamwork. Your teachers are experts in their fields and have experience with interdisciplinary encounters.
The core of the study programme is a project-based educational model. All skills and projects relate to one of the following domains: Arts & Society, Arts & Sciences, Arts & Entrepreneurship and Arts & Culture.
The study programme is built up around the following skills: Home Based Learning (involving skills such as Writing, Singing, Reflection, Journalistic Research, Visual Language, Presenting), Personal Research & Development Lab (involving skills such as Photography, Materials and Techniques), Expert & Artist Exchange (Projects with different partners in the world from Arts, Sciences and Society), Shared Knowledge and Collective Lab.
Futhermore theory education and disciplines such as art history, art analysis, dramaturgy, philosophy, text analysis and sociology are drawn on in order to explore specific themes addressed in project education in more depth.
All these tools, methods and strategies will prepare you to become a ‘critical engaged artist’.
The iArts program focusses on current societal issues and current global challenges, and is thus subject to change, Therefore no rights can be derived from the information published on this website.
During the programme, you’ll further develop your own direction of artistic and intellectual growth. You’ll also learn how to manage your projects professionally and make them financially viable.
In the second year, there is time to further train your capacities in projects with external partners.
In the third (and when applicable, fourth) year, you’ll develop and complete a graduation project of your own. You’ll write a graduation thesis in which you describe the research done in preparation of your graduation, the concept you developed based on this research, and your artistic working process, as well as the entrepreneurial aspects of your entire graduation project. Next to the thesis, your graduation project consists of an artistic part for which you can choose your own artistic medium.
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