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 to inevitably merge
them into one other.
Specialities 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