MaHKU is the Master programme of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (part of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht).
MaHKU offers a two-year, English language Master of Arts (MA) program in Fine Art. The program consists of seminars, workshops, studios, and tutorials where artists, architects, curators, designers, and various theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional insights with MaHKU students.
MA studies in:
Fine ArtStudy profiles:
- Critical Studies
- Spatial Practice
- Curatorial Practice
- Studio Practice
For the current course programme check:
Fine Art Agenda
Spatial Practice -
Public spaces and urban cultures need novel impulses for our contemporary life. Those impulses ask for research-driven strategies based on both creative and analytic methodologies in mapping and analysis. The objective of MaHKU's Spatial Practice is to work with intervention and research units where professionals and students from the domain of art, architecture, and public space design are able to develop novel solutions and creations through interdisciplinary dialogues and agonistic negotiations. Interventions could vary from radical architectural fiction, artistic intervention, to experimental practices in public inside and outside spaces. Read more
Curatorial Practice -
Nowadays, artists need to be able to independently develop the most suitable ways to present and disseminate their works. The MaHKU Fine Art program therefore considers Curatorial Practice an important part of a contemporary research-oriented artistic practice.
With emphasis on the practical, this part of the MaHKU Fine Art program takes place in collaboration with BAK, institute for the contemporary, a leading centre for contemporary art and research in Utrecht.Read more