The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design
The Master Institute is part of the St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design, located in the south of the Netherlands in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Situated in the heart of Europe and European art and design, the institute offers a broad perspective on theory and practice and allows for a lively international exchange. Our modern, 24/7 facilities and open studio concept create a fertile environment in which a rich, multidisciplinary practice can grow.
The Master Institute encourages and supports students in their practice-led interdisciplinary research pathways. We encourage a learning that transforms frames of reference -sets of fixed assumptions and expectations- to make students more inclusive, open, reflective, and emotionally able to change.
Our learning community is intercultural; students from different backgrounds bring different perspectives on political and artistic positions. We embrace plurality. The Institute offers a lively environment for research in the specific fields of the programmes and in research groups initiated by tutors and research professors. Self-steering and self-organization are key. We are committed to allowing students to grow into professionals that are able to shape their practice intentionally, strategically and ethically.
Online Open Day
Join us for the information sessions about our Master of Animation and Master of Fine Art & Design. In four different sessions lecturers give a unique insight in the study programmes. Meet our students and see examples of their work. Find out how our masters can boost your professional practice as an artist or designer.
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Avans University of Applied Sciences
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) and the St. Joost School of Fine Art & Design are part of the Avans University of Applied Sciences. All Master programs of the MIVC are housed within a single campus location, close to the heart of the City of 's-Hertogenbosch.