BERN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
MA CONTEMPORARY ARTS PRACTICE
W/ SPECIALISATION IN PERFORMANCE ART
CALL FOR APPLICATION 2018
Submission deadline:March 15, 2018
T +41 31 848 49 07
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The Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice is a multidisciplinary degree course for artists from the visual arts, the performing art, music and literature. Its starting point is the student’s individual approach and choice of emphasis; together with interdisciplinary projects it enables multidisciplinary exchanges with students and teaching staff from other disciplines.
The course aims to foster an independent artistic outlook within a framework of collective and interdisciplinary working interrelationships. The course of study sharpens students’ individual artistic practices through direct engagement with other artistic strategies. A knowledge of current discourse in other art forms causes their view of their own work to change.
In the sense of physical presence, real or conceptual action, performance occurs in various artistic fields. It addresses certain issues relating to body, space and time. Considering the transdisciplinary history of performance, we understand it as a varied and open field of general performativity.
Performance is regarded as part of all the different artistic disciplines united under the umbrella of the CAP.
As an active form and physical action, it resides within music, fine arts and also literary writing and occurs in close connection with these separate forms. In addition, the focus on performativity opens up new forms of representation, viewing and listening, participating, which the studies are supposed to explore in the practical work as well as in the theoretical reflection.
Call for Application
The latest date by which we can receive and process applications is March 15, but we recommend candidates to apply as early as possible.
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Bern University of the Arts
MA Contemporary Arts Practice
T +41 31 848 49 07
Documentation/Portfolio submission deadline: March 15, 2018