Admissions 2021-2022


Admission Procedure

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures will only consider full application dossiers. Your application dossier must be written in English and consists of the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2A4)
  • Portfolio (document or portfolio website)
  • Artistic Statement (written only, min. 1A4)
  • Research Proposal Full personal study plan with a  formulated research question, a theoretic framework & practice-led perspective


Admissions
The application procedure in Studielink has already started October 1, 2020. Our MIVC admission procedure however starts November 1, 2020. If your enroll before November 1, 2020 you will hear from us as of that date.

The deadlines for the open call for admissions will take place at: 
1st round      1 December 2020
2nd round     15 March 2021
3rd round      1 June 2021


The Admissions committee make a pre-selection in the week following the deadline. Selected candidates from the pre-selection will be invited for a Skype interview.

Skype interviews are scheduled to take place:
1st round            December 14-18, 2020 (wk 50)
2nd round           March 29 – April 1, 2021 (wk 14)
3rd round           June 14-18, 2021 (wk 25)

Please enroll in studielink at www.studielink.nl in order to apply for the academic year 2021-2022.
(exact official Studielink enrollment dates to be used: 01-09-2021 until 31-08-2022).

The MIVC introduction week will take place in the week of 30 August 2021
International students should arrive preferably mid August 2021 for the International Welcome day(s) organized by the International Office. For more information contact internationaloffice@avans.nl
As a non-EU student please be aware that applying for a visa can take time.

Scholarships
Scholarships are much sought after nowadays: nearly every student who decides to study abroad considers applying for one. Information about scholarships specific to Avans University of Applied Sciences can be found on our scholarship page.

1. Studielink
The first step is to register online via studielink.nl.
(exact official Studielink enrollment dates to be used: 01-09-2021 until 31-08-2022).

Please click at the website on the following tabs:
>English version
>Institutions for higher education
>Avans Hogeschool
>Master students 
>Master of Art and Design (for students who want to apply for one of the two year programmes: Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice, Situated Design and Ecology Futures. After ticking the box 'Master of Art and Design' you will be asked for which of the programmes you want to apply for.)  
Or
>Master of Animation (for students who want to apply for the Animation programme.)

Start of the Master programmes 2021-2022 in the week of 30 August 2021 (MIVC introduction week). 

 

2. Documentation
After successful registration, our system will ask you to upload your dossier files as soon as possible. 
NB The application procedure in Studielink has started October 1, 2020. Our MIVC admission procedure however starts November 1, 2020.

If your enroll before November 1, 2020 you will hear from us as of that date.

 
Obligatory:

  • CV (max. 2A4)
  • Artistic Statement: A short essay on your motivations to join one of our master programmes, urgencies in your artistic practice and needs for contextualising your practice in contemporary society. 
  • Portfolio Dossier by an online link to your website or by an uploaded document.
  • Research proposal Full personal study plan with a  formulated research question, a theoretic framework & practice-led perspective.
     

3. Admission process 
Your documents will be reviewed by our admissions committee. The committee will determine if your artistic work, theoretical knowledge and academic goals match the Master’s programme you have applied for. Based on the outcome of the pre-selection you will be invited for a Skype interview.


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