MAMDT – Master

In our academy, we have one master’s degree programme with three specializations:

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design

The City Maastricht as a living lab

In the context of rising urbanization and new urban challenges within a Limburg region in transformation, within a context with plenty of room for experiment, innovation and talent development. Driven across the borders, in the core of the Euregion, by the ambition to make the difference internationally.  We developed a master programme. that focuses on urban, social-cultural and artistic innovation (USCA-innovation).

This master’s degree programme is committed to the development of engaged, compassionate students who value academic and artistic excellence and education beyond traditional education, service to others, and creating a conscious community. That’s the reason this programme has three specializations (Intercultural Media and Innovation, Polis and Jewellery), and it:

Three specializations



This full-time course has a duration of two years.

Creativity, innovation, and a desire to challenge the status quo. USCA involvement is encouraged; the orientation on the design experience is also stimulated to become critically involved designers who focus on solving USCA problems that contribute to a general interest. The mission is to respond to USCA changes through art(s): the focus is on critical contemporary issues, prioritizing humanity and culture, designing forms of communication and its variants in order to improve human conditions, an approach based on critical design thinking and on the liberal, creative and executive art disciplines. You learn the art(s) of convincing by creating persuasive forms of communication, meaningful ways of storytelling, creating strategies to send them to the world.

The question is therefore increasingly asked how we can train young people for this new reality. In this learning path we prepare young people for jobs that are not yet there and for a career that is expected to be characterized by the need to continue to develop and that on the preservation of work rather than on the maintenance of a job will be focused.

Based on our vision, the programme is divided into two phases:


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