|Master: Goals of the Programme
Image: Graduation project 'Room C' | Roel Heremans, Master ArtScience 2014, Nominee Department Award
The master's programme is geared towards students who already have finished some form of higher art education and who already have at least the beginning of an independent artistic practice. During the master's study they can pursue a two-year personal research project with the aim to develop or transform their own artistic niche within the broad field of the arts and sciences.
Depending on the research proposal and the background of the student a study and research plan is made that enables the student to acquire the skills, research methods and conceptual background necessary for their research. Because of the tailored nature of the individual study trajectories, master's students are expected to further develop their independence, self-organization and critical thought during their studies.
On top of this there are a number of collective activities for all master's students, with the aim to offer solid theoretical, methodological and historical knowledge of the ArtScience field and in order to stimulate the exchange of skills, knowledge and viewpoints between students.
The students are challenged to develop a range of professional competencies regarding three domains:
A. The artistic-technical domain;
B. The professional world;
C. The theoretical domain.
Within each of these domains students are expected to develop competencies within these areas:
2. Critical reflection;
3. Growth and innovation;
6. Relating to the environment;
These competencies are the basis of the evaluation by the teachers at the end of each course module and they are also used to evaluate the presentations at the end of each semester. In turn, twice a year an evaluation meeting is held for the students to evaluate the programme and suggest improvements.