Admission requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English
    Level of English: IELTS 6, TOEFL 80 (internet-based test) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test)

Specific requirements

As part of the admission and selection procedure for the Master Artistic Research programme, you’ll be asked to provide us with your artistic research proposal, examples of earlier work, your motivation and curriculum vitae.

Advice on your application materials

Your portfolio is a key element in your application. Please take time to create clear images that together reveal all the aspects of your practice that you find important to share with the committee. The exact design of the portfolio, how many images or files you send, and how much supporting textual information goes with these, we leave to you. We receive applications from people with diverse practices, and each one needs an individual approach to their presentation.

Sound or non-static imagery should be accessed via Vimeo or YouTube links in the pdf file. The total playback time of these links should not exceed 15 minutes, so if your work plays out over longer time periods, please make smart decisions about which excerpts you absolutely want the committee to experience.

File specifications digital portfolio: PDF format, max 5MB

Your artistic research proposal should inform us about the work you present in your portfolio, indicate the directions you want to explore in your research over the course of your study, and how you plan to approach this. This means you should specifically indicate areas of interest for future investigation as well as areas that are already developed within your practice.

List the most important exhibitions, events, publications you have been involved in, any grants, prizes, or nominations you have received, and if applicable, any other information you think is relevant to your application. Your CV should not exceed one A4 page.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview at the KABK or in exceptional situations via Skype.

Application deadlines

The Master Artistic Research processes applications on a rolling basis from October to May, until all positions in the cohorts are filled. We work in 2 batches:

Non-EU/EEA applications and priority deadline for EU/EEA applications:
1 March

This priority deadline ensures a timely response to your application and clarity about your admissibility. All non-EU/EEA applications must be fully uploaded before this date.

Final deadline EU/EEA applications:
1 May

In case you can’t meet the submission deadline we ask you to contact the programme coordinator.

Note: The application deadline entails registration via Studielink and submission of required documents incl. portfolio. Please note that it will take some time to upload a full application.

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