Art & Science

Master programme

Academic degree: MA (Master of Arts)
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration: 4
Language: Englisch / English
The objective of the “Art & Science” master 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, in particular, in the arts and sciences.

The central element of the master programme is a project orientation that takes account for the fact that in a “scientificised” world many everyday topics in society are permeated by scientific knowledge, which can lead to controversial discussions. In part, these discussions link complex fields of knowledge and their respective specialised knowledge and represent different contributions to our society’s development. Here is a point of convergence for the - quite often different - questions that art and science pose and a creative crossroads emerges for finding or rejecting answers.

This point of view involves the investigation (and the corresponding in-depth 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 admission, proof of successful completion of a bachelor degree in a related field must be provided.

The programme is taught in English, however for courses in the areas of “Introductory Practical Courses”, “Artistic and Art-Technological Principles”, and “Humanities and Cultural Sciences”, this depends on their availability in English.
Information about studying and admission can be found in the curriculum, advice about the entrance exam is provided on the website of the department Art & Science - see Information and Contact.

Graduate Activities

With their prior scientific/artistic knowledge and the creative ability to develop and apply visualisation and representational strategies procured in the “Art & Science” master degree programme, graduates will be able to provide conceptual support and facilitate either scientific or artistic research and developmental processes. Their professional paths may lead to either scientific research laboratories of universities, nonuniversity research institutes, and research companies, independent artistic activity, or collaborations with ateliers of visual artists, media artists, designers, or architects.

Information and Contact

Art & Science