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.
The master’s programme
has in mind that 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 where a creative crossroad emerges for finding or rejecting answers. This
point of view involves the in- vestigation (and the corresponding in-depth study) of social and political processes, and the
relation, application, and development of artistic and scientific positions, methods, media, and organisations. Thus, it implies
exploring a frequently controversial societal thematic space, where the disciplinary, scientific–artistic ivory tower is infiltrated,
where students locate and investigate – and possibly generate themselves – more or less conspicuous sociotechnical ruptures
in our society.
Inquisitiveness is a prerequisite that leads to a representation, a creative restructuring of the
respective themes, in which the application or interweaving of certain artistic or scientific methods or media represents
the result, and not the departure point, of the research.
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.
Exam for the Academic Year 2021/2022
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 have to be comfortable in conversing
and writing in this language (no language certificate is necessary).
the current Covid-19 situation, please check this site from time to time for further updates and possible amendments!
Infomeetings for prospective applicants
October 2020, 16:00
at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, Art & Science studios
15 December 2020, 13:00
at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, Art & Science studios
The entrance exam consists
of three phases. Each phase requires a positive assessment to move on to the next step.
1 – Registration & submission
2 – 20 January 2021 – online
Art & 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
– Digital portfolio – with your artistic and/or scientific works (Physical portfolios
can be submitted in addition, but a digital version is mandatory; if your portfolio is not in German/English, please translate
the abstract only.)
Please use this format: PDF, max. 20 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: Positive 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. Please do not apply for visas or book flights or accommodation
in Vienna until you receive a positive message from us. (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 & 3 will take place in the Art & Science studios in Vienna and, therefore, a personal appearance in Vienna is obligatory!
2 – Written and practical tasks
23 and 24 February 2021, from 10 am to 4 pm – Vienna
14/2nd floor, Art & Science studios (personal appearance obligatory!)
The second phase lasts two
days and consists of two conceptual/creative tasks in the fields of art and science to be completed in English.
and notification: 25 February 2021 (Thursday): Positive assessment of the second phase is a requirement for the third
phase, the interview. You will be informed by email.
Phase 3 – Admission interview
February 2021 – Vienna
at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, Art & Science studios (personal appearance obligatory!)
the third phase, your aptitude for the programme is reviewed in a face-to-face 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 thereon.
March 2021, 12:30
Optional, for applicants who have not passed the exam; at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, 1010 Vienna,
Art & Science Studios. Please note that we cannot offer any further feedback beyond this one date.
For more information on our programme we invite you to attend one
of the info meetings and to look at the activities
on the website. We also welcome you to already join our public lectures and events which are announced through our newsletter
phase and entry date for the winter semester 2021/22 are found here
and Academic Affairs Office
at Angewandte main building for all administrative questions related to help with Visa, notarized
documents, degrees, translations, fees, enrolment at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, etc.: email@example.com
We are looking forward to receiving your applications!