Ecology Futures - Master graduation track fulltime programme
More about this master
What will you be trained to do
This high-performance graduation track is directed towards helping you realize your individual creative potential. This is achieved through a fully integrated approach to the rapidly expanding field of ecology.
We deliver artists and designers that are able to expand their career, based on value-driven motivations to become part of creating a better world. Defined by themselves and aligned by their practice. You are able to step into complex societal questions and take part in co-creation and collaboration with cross-sectoral professionals of different disciplines. To become part of future solutions.
Students can enter the workfield of visual arts, curating or exhibiting work in shows, perform different roles in cultural festivals or work as labinstructors in bio-labs. But alumni can also surprise us by specific interest in the intersection of art and food into the culinary world, the work field of situational design and the public space and entertainment.
Potential careers after the programme
What is expected of you
Ecology Futures is open to artists, curators, writers, philosophers, and scientists with a demonstrable faculty for the arts. While applications from all disciplines are welcomed, the primary focus is on those with a background in new media, installation, sound art, performance, data visualisation, bioart/design and design research.
Programme structure Ecology Futures - Master graduation track
The graduation track Ecology Futures is delivered across 24 months, comprised of 4 semesters and 6 units of study. Each unit ends with an assessment (either summative or formative) correlated to adhering learning outcomes.
In the first year you focus on training new skills, methods of research and setting up your research practice for your artistic practice. Ecology Futures offers you modules, courses and tutorials to explore how to contextualize, expand and integrate your work in the right professional work field. At the end of each semester there is a summative assessment on your individual Studio Practice. All education takes place at the Avans location.
- 1. Context & Skills Learning
- 2. Co-research and External Enquiry in the Field
In the second year you focus more on writing your thesis and materializing outcomes of your research. You present your final research at the Graduation Research HUB and you get the opportunity to exhibit your work at the graduation ceremony. At the end of each semester there is a summative assessment on your individual Studio Practice. Education takes place in a hybrid programme. It's possible to study remotely or to combine it with residencies or research activities abroad.
- 3. Consolidation of Practice-led Research
- 4. Graduation Phase
Admissions requirements Ecology Futures - Master graduation track
While applications from all disciplines are welcomed, the primary focus is on those with a background in new media, installation, sound art, performance, data visualisation, bioart/design and design research.
An admissions interview is conducted with every student.
Proof of English proficiency (ie. IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge)
Practical information Ecology Futures - Master graduation track
If you have decided to pursue this study programme you will need to register for it. Before you do, make sure you have informed yourself about our rules and regulations.
Please apply via our Dutch website if you are a Dutch student.
You must apply for this bachelor's degree programme via the Studielink website.
In addition to the application procedure via Studielink you must also send us several documents. You will receive an e-mail with instructions to send us your curriculum vitae, portfolio, artistic statement and research proposal.
Be sure to keep an eye on the enrolment deadline. You will find the deadline at 'Admissions requirements' of this programme.
|Start month||Location||Application deadline|
|September||EEA||1 August 2024|
|September||Non EEA||1 May 2024|
Please note: applicants with a Dutch diploma must have applied by the 1st of May. Non-EEA students with a non-Dutch diploma also apply by the 1st of May. The deadline for EU students with a non-Dutch diploma is 31 August. When you meet the deadline you give Avans enough time to process your application and, if applicable, apply for a visa.
After application we will contact you to inform you on the further procedure.
Scholarships are much sought after nowadays: nearly every student who decides to study abroad considers applying for one. Information about scholarships specific to Avans University of Applied Sciences can be found on our scholarship page.
For more information please contact Student Support on +31 (0) 88 525 75 50 or via this contact form.
In the overview below you will find the tuition fee amounts that have been set for new students at Avans University of Applied Sciences.
Which of these 3 fees applies to you depends on the category you are in. In general, students from the European Economic Area (EEA) pay the statutory fee, while other students pay the institutional or non-EEA fee. Exchange students generally pay their tuition fees to their home institution and not to Avans.
Please check the tuition fees page for detailed information.
|Statutory fee||€ 2,314,-||2023 - 2024|
|Non-EER fee||€ 8,852,-||2023 - 2024|
|Institution fee||€ 8,852,-||2023 - 2024|
|Statutory fee||€ 2,530,-||2024 - 2025|
|Non-EER fee||€ 9,680,-||2024 - 2025|
|Institution fee||€ 9,680,-||2024 - 2025|
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