& Science master’s degree programme
The objective of the Art & Science master’s degree programme
is to investigate the relationships between different artistic and scientific representational cultures and their respective
cognitive and research methods. An inter- and transdisciplinary approach and project-oriented education should stimulate interaction
between model and theory construction, and the application of methods, particularly in the arts and sciences.
central element of the master’s programme is a project orientation, which has in mind that in a “scientificised” world many
everyday topics in society are permeated by scientific knowledge, and that this can lead to controversial discussions. In
part, these discussions link complex fields of knowledge and their respective specialised knowledge, and represent different
contributions to the development of our society. This is a point of convergence for the – quite often different – questions
that art and science pose and a creative crossroad emerges for finding or rejecting answers.
point of view involves the investigation (and the corresponding indepth study) of social and political processes, the relation,
application, and development of artistic and scientific positions, methods, media, and organisations. Thus, it implies researching
an oft-controversial societal thematic space, where the disciplinary, scientific-artistic ivory tower is infiltrated, where
students locate and explore – and possibly generate themselves – more or less conspicuous socio-technical ruptures in our
society. Prerequisite is a thirst for knowledge that leads to a representation, a creative restructuring of the respective
themes, in which the respective application or interweaving of certain artistic or scientific methods or media represents
the result, and not the departure point, of the research.
For more information on our programme
we invite you to look at the activities and works on the website. We also welcome you to join our public lectures and events
which are announced through our newsletter.
Art & Science, you need to have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline and to pass the entrance exam. Candidates
should show a special interest in transdisciplinary projects and the ability to deal with techniques that experiment with
different methods and media. The two-year programme is held in English so candidates should also be comfortable in conversing
and writing in this language (no language certificate is necessary).
the current Covid-19 situation, please check Art & Science Website from time to time for further updates and possible
meetings for prospective applicants (optional)
21 October 2020, 16:00
Salzgries 14/2nd floor, Art & Science studios
821 2466 5578 Passwort: 195223
15 December 2020, 13:00
14/2nd floor, Art & Science studios
842 5690 0410 Passwort: 374848
The entrance exam consists of three phases. Each phase requires
a positive assessment to move on to the next step.
Phase 1 – Registration & submission
– 20 January 2021 – online
Art & Science registration form – between 2 and 20 January 2021: please download pdf here
fill out, sign, scan and return it.
– Letter of motivation (LoM) – stating your interest in art and science as well
as in the approach of the course (What do I expect from the course? Why do I want to study this? What is my professional vision
for the future?)
– Curriculum vitae (CV) – including contact information (telephone, email)
portfolio – with your artistic and/or scientific works (Physical portfolios can be submitted in addition, but a digital version
is mandatory; if your portfolio is not in German/English, please translate the abstract only.)
Please use this format:
PDF, max. 20 MB or link to shared drive, e.g. video/audio-files; naming convention: LastName_FirstName_RegistrationForm/LoM/Portfolio/CV
Decision and notification:
end-January 2021: Positive assessment of the first phase is a requirement for the second phase. Whether you have passed the
first phase, you will be informed by email only by the Art & Science Office. Please do not apply for visas or book flights
or accommodation in Vienna until you receive a positive message from us. (Any other communication you may have with the Office
of Academic and Student Affairs regarding visas etc. does not imply that you have already passed the first phase).
2 & 3 will take place in the Art & Science studios and, therefore, a personal appearance in Vienna is obligatory!
2 – Written and practical tasks
23 and 24 February 2021, from 10 am to 4 pm – Vienna
14/2nd floor, Art & Science studios (personal appearance obligatory!)
The second phase lasts two days and consists
of two conceptual/creative tasks in the fields of art and science to be completed in English.
Decision and notification:
25 February 2021 (Thursday): Positive assessment of the second phase is a requirement for the third phase, the interview.
You will be informed by email.
Phase 3 – Admission interview
2021 – Vienna
at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, Art & Science studios (personal appearance obligatory!)
the third phase, your aptitude for the programme is reviewed in a face-to-face interview with the team.
Between 1 – 5 March 2021
Positive assessment of all three phases is a requirement to pass
the entrance exam. A list with names of accepted students will be posted in the main building of the University, at Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz
2, 1010 Vienna. An email notification will follow.
2 March 2021,
Optional, for applicants who have not passed the exam; at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, 1010 Vienna, Art & Science
studios. Please note that we cannot offer any further feedback beyond this one date.
Please contact Art & Science Office for additional information
on study programme & admission: firstname.lastname@example.org
contact Student and Academic Affairs Office at Angewandte main building for all administrative questions related to Visa,
notarized documents, degrees, translations, fees, general registration at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, etc.: email@example.com
We are looking forward
to receiving your applications!