Art & Science
master’s degree programme
The objective of the Art & Science master’s degree programme is to investigate
the relationships between different artistic and scientific representational cultures and their respective cognitive and research
methods. An inter- and transdisciplinary approach and project-oriented education should stimulate interaction between model
and theory construction, and the application of methods, particularly in the arts and sciences.
central element of the master’s programme is a project orientation, which has in mind that in a “scientificised” world many
everyday topics in society are permeated by scientific knowledge, and that this can lead to controversial discussions. In
part, these discussions link complex fields of knowledge and their respective specialised knowledge, and represent different
contributions to the development of our society. This is a point of convergence for the – quite often different – questions
that art and science pose and a creative crossroad emerges for finding or rejecting answers.
point of view involves the investigation (and the corresponding indepth study) of social and political processes, the relation,
application, and development of artistic and scientific positions, methods, media, and organisations. Thus, it implies researching
an oft-controversial societal thematic space, where the disciplinary, scientific-artistic ivory tower is infiltrated, where
students locate and explore – and possibly generate themselves – more or less conspicuous socio-technical ruptures in our
society. Prerequisite is a thirst for knowledge that leads to a representation, a creative restructuring of the respective
themes, in which the respective application or interweaving of certain artistic or scientific methods or media represents
the result, and not the departure point, of the research.
For more information on our programme
we invite you to look at the activities
on the website. We also welcome you to join our public lectures and events which are announced through our newsletter
To study Art & Science, you need to have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any
discipline and to pass the entrance exam. Candidates should show a special interest in transdisciplinary projects and the
ability to deal with techniques that experiment with different methods and media. The two-year programme is held in English
so candidates should also be comfortable in conversing and writing in this language (no language certificate is necessary).
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, please check Art
& Science Website from time to time for further updates and possible amendments!
The entrance exam consists of three phases. Each
phase requires a positive assessment to move on to the next step.
Phase 1 – Registration
2 – 20 January 2021 – online
& Science registration form – between 2 and 20 January 2021: please download pdf here
fill out, sign, scan and return it.
- Letter of motivation (LoM) – stating your interest in art and science as well
as in the approach of the course (What do I expect from the course? Why do I want to study this? What is my professional vision
for the future?)
- Curriculum vitae (CV) – including contact information (telephone, email)
- Digital portfolio
– with your artistic and/or scientific works; if your portfolio is not in German/English, please translate the abstract only.)
use this format: PDF, max. 50 MB or link to shared drive, e.g. video/audio-files; naming convention: LastName_FirstName_ RegistrationForm/LoM/Portfolio/CV
Decision and notification: end-January 2021
assessment of the first phase is a requirement for the second phase. Whether you have passed the first phase, you will be
informed by email only by the Art & Science Office. (Any other communication you may have with the Office of Academic
and Student Affairs regarding visas etc. does not imply that you have already passed the first phase).
2 – Written and practical tasks
23 and 24 February 2021 – online via Zoom (details will follow)
day at 10 am: Zoom Session – tasks distribution; 4 pm of the same day: deadline tasks submission per email.
second phase lasts two days and consists of two conceptual/creative tasks in the fields of art and science to be completed
Decision and notification: 25 February 2021
Positive assessment of the second phase is a requirement
for the third phase, the interview. You will be informed by email.
Phase 3 – Admission
26 February 2021 – online via Zoom (details will follow)
In the third phase, your
aptitude for the programme is reviewed in an interview with the team.
Between 1 – 5 March 2021
Positive assessment of all three phases is a requirement
to pass the admission exam. A list with names of accepted students will be posted in the main building of the University,
at Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna. An email notification will follow.
2 March 2021, 12:30 – online via Zoom (details will follow)
Optional, for applicants
who have not passed the exam; Please note that we cannot offer any further feedback beyond this one date.
Please contact Art & Science Office for additional information
on study programme & admission: firstname.lastname@example.org
contact Student and Academic Affairs Office at Angewandte main building for all administrative questions related to Visa,
notarized documents, degrees, translations, fees, general registration at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, etc.: email@example.com
We are looking forward
to receiving your applications!