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:
- Provides academic and artistic and personal support to each student so that he/she may excel and become an innovator within the art and creative world
- Works toward embodying an intentionally compassionate community between the specializations by joined master classes and programme modules
- Emphasizes a state of the art curriculum to position students for careers of the future.
- Engages students in meaningful and social and cultural design/art
- Encourages students to develop mastery of their academic, personal and professional lives.
- Intercultural Media and Innovation
The world today is connected, interdisciplinary, intercultural and always in transition. Mutual connection through communication is indispensable. The individual profiling space IMI is moving in this new world, with the focus on the interaction between artistry and technology. Designers and artists are challenged to establish connections and dialogue through the experiment with images and through combinations of different media (analogue and digital). Starting from his own case, the master student positions himself in this world, giving his vision and product the right to exist. He comes to authorship by redefining and combining his own medium into a hybrid media form.In addition to carrying out artistic research and experimenting with communication tools, the master student reflects his findings in an intercultural perspective and through creative entrepreneurship he will give his thoughts and / or product a stage.
Professionals come in with their own practice, which then becomes the subject of discussion and critical questioning. By conducting critical debate and contextualization, the social positioning of the artist is sharpened. The context (artistic, design, cultural or social) is not given; the master student must become aware of this himself. The master students graduate with an exhibition.
- JewelleryThe relevance of jewellery as an outstanding and interesting field of art is not a question. The limited size invites to precision and excels, to the highest craftsmanship but also to impulsiveness. Art historians and anthropologists show more interest in the topic and we as makers have managed to break open the hermetic world of contemporary jewellery. Collaborations with fashion designers, artists, photographers and magazines have enabled us to reach a wider public. And still there is a lot of ground to win. Can we create new contexts, talking on a new and stronger position? Can we stretch the boundaries of the field from within? How important are skills, craftsmanship and new technology for us? What can we gain from collaborations and most of all, what is our new position?
This full-time course has a duration of two years.
- The first year focuses on three common learning trajectories between the specializations: artistic research, intermediality and craftsmanship and entrepreneurship and focuses on specific learning trajectories by master classes of each specialization.
- The second year is emphasizing on individual coaching via master classes and opportunities for exposure via exchanges/ internships/ promotion etc. and is concluded with a final exam within the specialization.
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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