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February 14, 2020

Master Fine Arts & Design: Lens-Based Media

Piet Zwart Institute

Photo: Javier Lloret.

We are currently open for applications for the 2020–22 cohort.

The Lens-Based Media study path focuses on approaching animation, photography, and the full range of contemporary cinematic forms as a single expanded field. The specialisation is committed to lens-based image making as an art and craft with distinct and formative long histories. We recognise the convergence of previously distinct analogue imaging media into a single digital workflow. Within the program, digital visual media forms are approached using the lens as a central metaphor in their process.

We will support you in strategically selecting the areas of contemporary lens-based practice you wish to make a significant contribution to, and developing practice-based research and studio practices that allow you to develop a strong creative voice.

Within the program you will be encouraged to employ your developing fluency and skills to create ambitious and distinctive new approaches to both cinema and photography. The specialisation prepares students to forge significant careers and make a meaningful contribution to contemporary lens-based culture.

The course is taught by core tutors with international reputations in their respective fields: course Leader Simon Pummell is a BAFTA and BIFA winning filmmaker and animator and 2009 Harvard Film Study Center Fellow currently completing his fourth feature film ; Barend Onneweer is the owner and director of the established NL film VFX company R3MWERK; Ine Lamers is a visual artist with a practice based in photography that has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally; David Haines is a visual artist working with a range of media, predominantly drawing and video exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum, The Turner Contemporary, the Drawing Room London among many other museum shows.

Piet Zwart Institute official website. Lens-Based Media Graduation Catalogues.

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Since 1999 it has been dedicated to promoting study and research in the fields of art, design and art education.

Application deadlines
March 6, 2020: Priority deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants. Final deadline non-EU applicants.
April 24, 2020: Final deadline for completed applications of all EU/EEA applicants.

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