Research and Experimentation in Art and Design Education

The Master Education in Arts is two-year 60 ECTS part-time programme specifically developed for working practitioners/educators. The course has an interdisciplinary focus, allows for experimentation, is taught in English and accepts students from the Netherlands and within the EU at large. The programme explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues that span different practices and discourses: education, pedagogy, art, design, cultural theory, digital cultures, public practices, education philosophy, museum education and so forth. Classes are taught on Friday and Saturday every two weeks at Piet Zwart institute on the 4th floor of the WdKA/Wijnhaven.

The curriculum is designed for educators in the field of secondary/vocational and higher art and design education, museum educators and artists and designers with an interest in pedagogical/public practices. We also explicitly welcome cultural professionals working within and outside and institutional environment (workshops, labs, et cetera). Peer learning and being part of learning community exchanging knowledge and experiences, is a key feature of our programme. The course prepares graduates to engage with formal educational structures as well as informal learning environments.

Application deadline: May 15