Praxis Master’s Programme

The Praxis Master’s Programme is targeted at artists who have an interest in curating art exhibitions and students of theoretical disciplines interested in the exhibition practices of contemporary art. The students who complete the programme will graduate with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Studies

The Praxis Master’s Programme in Exhibition Studies provides students with tools needed for exhibiting art in different contexts and for understanding an exhibition as a medium in its own right. The programme explores the ever-changing contents of the artist’s profession and the artist as a curator or a member of the exhibition team. The programme provides the students with the theoretical and practical abilities needed for discussing art and for the methods of presenting and mediating art.

 

The students gain knowledge of the different aspects of the theory of contemporary art, writing about art and organising art exhibitions in practice. The Praxis Master’s Programme addresses the many contexts where curators work in the field of contemporary art. The objective is to offer the students new kinds of possibilities for professional opportunities. The contents of instruction take into account the increasing need of artists and other experts in the field of the arts to participate in work opportunities and discussions in their field, both in Finland and internationally.

 

An additional purpose of the Master’s Programme is to promote the realisation of student exhibitions and artistic projects and to establish contacts in the field of fine arts, both with institutions and parties in the ‘free field’ of arts. The programme works in cooperation with museums and other exhibition venues, various art institutions, arts and science universities in Finland and abroad and organisations in the field.

 

The language of instruction of the Praxis Master’s Programme Finnish and English.

Master of Fine Arts degree

Master of Fine Arts degree

The Master of Fine Arts degree (higher university degree) aims to offer the students the resources to function as an independent and analytical artist in society and the world. The master’s degree consists of 120 ECTS credits and should be completed in 2 years. Masters of Fine Arts have a thorough command of the instruments of fine arts and an understanding of the current significance and history of those instruments. They are qualified to act as experts and developers of fine arts and are ready to continue to postgraduate education in art.

Applying

The Praxis Master’s Programme is intended for visual artists and students specialised in theory, whose interests lie in the theories, presentation methods and curating of contemporary art. The students who complete the programme will graduate with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Praxis is a 2 year programme  (120 credits).

The language of instruction of the Praxis Master’s Programme Finnish and English. If an international student is selected to study in the Master’s Programme, he/she will be offered the opportunity to complete all the studies relevant for the degree in English.

 

Some suitable major subjects of the prior degree include: fine arts, art history, aesthetics, philosophy, social sciences, cultural policy and cultural production.

 

Next applying period will be 8–27 January 2016

 

Teaching staff

The teaching staff of the Academy of Fine Arts is composed of distinguished artist-teachers who are actively involved in expert and reviewer responsibilities both in Finland and internationally. The instruction at the Academy is complemented by the expertise of its visiting professors, both Finnish and international. The visiting teaching staff hosts thematic workshops and special courses and their instruction offers the students opportunities for expanding their technical skills. Visiting teachers can also take on responsibilities of thesis supervisors, examiners and experts.

 

Tuition at the Academy of Fine Arts accentuates individual, one-to-one instruction that takes place in the student's studio and in the common studio and work facilities. In the student’s own subject area, each student is appointed a tutoring teacher, who keeps a close eye on the student.

 

Through their expertise and professional networks, the teaching staff is able to introduce the students to the field of fine arts in Finland and internationally and also offers an excellent professional basis for working as an artist.

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Contact

Email addresses: firstname.lastname (at) uniarts.fi

 

Professor
Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
+358 41 514 19 91


 

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