February 22, 2018

Call for applications: masters and postgraduate programs

Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent

Art ons lieve schaap, ritual in the context of Open Einde, 2017. Photo: Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker


Application deadlines first round of 2018
Masters: March 16
Advanced Master in Contemporary Music: April 15
Postgraduate Curatorial Studies: May 2
Postgraduate Digital Storytelling: March 30
Postgraduate EPAS: February 23
Postgraduate in music: March 16

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory constitute the School of Arts of the University College Ghent. The school brings talented and motivated students together with outstanding educators, active artists, designers and theorists in art and design from all over the world. The mission statement of the school defines its main tasks: development of the arts, education and research in an international perspective.

Our master programs and advanced programs are laboratories of work and ideas where instructors and promoters stimulate rather than direct their students. As a student, your own process is at the center. The varied range of artistic disciplines in the Royal Academy and the Royal Conservatory makes for mutually inspiring and relatively open training programs. As transdisciplinarity in the arts becomes ever more important, there is room for cross-fertilization in your training program. In addition, you will be introduced to some of the numerous theoretical and artistic research projects our lecturers are engaged in. The dissertation stimulates you to deliberately examine and formulate themes important to your work as an artist or a designer. We offer English master programs in the visual arts, audiovisual arts, drama and music. There are no differences in curricula, competences, learning outcomes or organization between the English programs and their Dutch counterparts.

The campuses are at the epicenter of Ghent, the cultural capital of Flanders. Ghent is very receptive to the international art scene and is especially welcoming to students. In addition to being embedded in this artistically rich environment, the school itself is a cultural actor organizing exhibitions, concerts, festivals, weekly lectures and daily film screenings.

Our English master programs include:
Master of Visual Arts (one year)

Fine Arts (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation Art, Media Art, Performance) / Textiles Design / Fashion / Photography / Graphic Design (Graphic Design, Printmaking, Illustration) / Multimedia Design
Master of Audiovisual Arts (one year)
Animation Film / Film
Master of Drama (one year)
Master of Music (two years)
Performing Music: Classical Music / Performing Music: Jazz/Pop / Composing Music: Music Production / Composing Music: Composition / Musical Instrument Making (Dutch only) / Music theory and notation (Dutch only)

Our advanced programs include:
Advanced Master in Contemporary Music (two years)
Postgraduate Programs in Music (one year)
Soloist contemporary music / Musical performance practice
Postgraduate in Digital Storytelling (one year)
Postgraduate in Curatorial Studies (one year)
European Postgraduate in Arts in Sound (EPAS) (one year)

Full list of programs

More info & application form
Master in Visual and Audiovisual Arts and Drama here
Master, Advanced Master & Postgraduate studies in Music here

Open day: April 22, 10am–5pm
Come visit our studios, talk with staff and students or enjoy our cultural activities.

If you have any questions about your application for the master or advanced master program or if you are interested in joining a student exchange programme with KASK & Royal Conservatory, feel free to contact us: [email protected] (master, advanced master and postgraduate programs) / [email protected] (exchange programmes) / T 00 32 9 2670172

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