Praxis Master’s Programme

The Praxis Master’s Programme  trains art professionals whose work and ideas reflect how the roles of a mediator of art, curator and artist are combined through the public exhibition of art. The students who complete the programme will graduate with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Studies

The goal of the Praxis Master’s Programme (120 cr) is to understand the world of arts and its underlying forces and development of one’s own thinking on the exhibition and mediation of art and the society. 

 

The Praxis programme students are educated together with the art students. Praxis trains art professionals whose work and ideas re ect how the roles of a mediator of art, curator and artist are combined through the public exhibition of art. The goal of the studies is to train professionals to take on the many responsibilities in the eld of art; experts who are able to use their skills and knowledge in critical, innovative ways. 

 

The Praxis studies cover both the basics of theory and philosophy of art and the practices of public exhibition of art. During the Praxis studies, students get the chance to work with artists in different kinds of spaces where art is exhibited, such as exhibition spaces, the public space, catalogues and digital environments. Instruction in the Praxis programme has a close contact with instruction in Exhibition Studies and Spatiality at the Academy of Fine Arts, in which the contexts of exhibiting and experiencing art from the perspectives of cognitive, social and civic engagement activities are extensively addressed. 

 

The two-year programme selects new students every other year.

 

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  trains art professionals whose work and ideas reflect how the roles of a mediator of art, curator and artist are combined through the public exhibition of 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.

 

Application period to Praxis Master's programme has been prolonged until 22 Oct 2018. 

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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