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Media, Art, Design & Technology


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.At MFA MADtech (formerly MFA Interactive Media & Environments) we are constantly searching for the dialogue between different viewpoints from the past, present and future: between art and science, laboratory and applied research, stable and unstable media, old and new technology, local and global forms of society. We do so collectively, sharing our views and ideas, working in groups and learning from each other. At the same time, you will follow your own path, improving your knowledge and skills, learning to reflect critically on your own position, role and work as well as on the world around you.

Participants of our programme come from different practices, media, art and design, and share a fascination for technology. The combination of these areas gives you the opportunity to develop your artistic vision, working in a hybrid practice as a critical and engaged artist. As your art engages with the world, you will grow as a individual as well as in your artistic profession, reinforcing the power of your imagination and exploring your own connection to a transforming, technologically charged society.


2016 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 1984 / jaar
2016 Full-time Institutioneel € 7500 / jaar
2016 Full-time Internationaal € 7500 / jaar

1st year

The first year of this master programme is mostly about exploring your chosen field. You will carry out your own experiments in our Hybrid Arts Lab, tinker with new technology during creative programming and explore research possibilities in art practices. This will allow you to improve your knowledge and skills, get to know the international art practice, create new concepts and to discover the possibilities of artistic research.


* Portfolio

* Candidate should have an inquisitive attitude, focusing on research.

* Candidate must be able to study the motivation and goals clear to explain to the admission committee.


The core qualities of the Master course MADtech are innovative and experimental, art and technology, making, thinking and sharing, autonomy and context, artistic system and artistic mentality, critical vision and theoretical reflection, artistic research.

To gain these qualities the course works with specific didactics which are constantly in development and keep the individual differences between artists in mind.


* Experimenting in our Hybrid Arts Lab.
* Following a rich creative programming course, individually or collectively.
* Research & Media Theory: following theory and research courses about the relationship between visual perception psychology and media theory and between perception and cognition, current developments in media theory and links between the arts, visual communication and visual culture.
* Attending a series of lectures at the University of Groningen.
* Collaborating in a shared research course on Research & Development/New Media Art Practices with master students of the University of Groningen.
* Studying independently, supervised by your lecturers.
* Regular sessions where you and your fellow students present and discuss the results of experiments, workshops, research projects and your own progress; to each other, to experts and to the public.
* Individual or collective visits to relevant institutions, festivals, work places and research centres.
* Joining projects, collaborating with the Centre of Applied Research and other Hanze partners.
* Presenting and discussing your work at public occasions, such as festivals, exhibitions and public lectures.

instruction modes

Individual guidance, seminars, round tables, lectures, workshops, excursions, group discussions and assignments, research, portfolio, practical and theory assignments.


Art and culture, including various museums, can be found around every corner. Groningen is the largest city in the Northern Netherlands with around 195,000 inhabitants, an abundance of students and two major universities: the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. It is a friendly place, with plenty of shops, theatres, cafés, galleries, museums and parks, where it's easy to meet new people and build a network of contacts, especially in the world of art, culture and education. Groningen's architecture is certainly compelling: historical churches and towers stand next to new, state-of-the-art buildings. You'll find art everywhere in Groningen and its direct vicinity: in museums such as the Groninger Museum, Drents Museum, Fries Museum, Museum Belvédère, the Tschumi Pavilion Glass Video Gallery, the Wall House, Forum Images, and contemporary art galleries and experimental art spaces such as Sign and NP3.


MFA MADtech has the aim of providing Master's Degree education at University of Applied Science level that will enable students to develop their proven talent in such a way that they can make a professional contribution to the domain of (media) technology (incl. high-tech art, media art and computer-mediated information transfer) on the basis of their own artistic research, reflection and experimentation.

tuition fee

Please check www.hanzeuniversity.eu/tuitionfees for the actual tuition fees.

For information regarding grants and scholarships, please contact Annica Doornbos (a.c.doornbos@pl.hanze.nl)

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type Academic Master (WO)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120