The programme‘s understanding of art and cultural
sciences is based on the University of Applied Arts Vienna’s view of a society-related concept of art and culture with a global
and transcultural perspective. The goal is neither to limit art and culture nor inevitably merge them into one other.
of this newly developed course are: a close proximity to practical artistic courses at the university; the intertwining of
the fields of science, art, and technical-crafts; a dedicated interdisciplinary teaching course orientation through permanent
collaboration between the departments; the concrete and material-related work in the art collectives; and liberty to design
and select one’s own projects.
Project-related seminars and regular colloquia are the main focus
of this programme and foster critical engagement with power structures right from the first semester. The common ground is
the analytical understanding of art and culture as a social construct, as well as the development of strategies and participatory
approaches linked to these discourses and debates.
The main emphasis of the course is on the fields
of art and cultural science (cultural studies, art history, art theory, philosophy, transcultural studies), though it is also
possible to take advantage of the entire range of courses offered at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
note: The educational language of this master is German and we highly recommend good German language skills when
starting the programme. This will already be considered during the application phase.