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.
master’s programme has in mind that 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 where a creative crossroad emerges
for finding or rejecting answers. This point of view involves the in- vestigation (and the corresponding in-depth study) of
social and political processes, and the relation, application, and development of artistic and scientific positions, methods,
media, and organisations. Thus, it implies exploring a frequently controversial societal thematic space, where the disciplinary,
scientific–artistic ivory tower is infiltrated, where students locate and investigate – and possibly generate themselves –
more or less conspicuous sociotechnical ruptures in our society.
Inquisitiveness is a prerequisite
that leads to a representation, a creative restructuring of the respective themes, in which the application or interweaving
of certain artistic or scientific methods or media represents the result, and not the departure point, of the research.
& 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 amendments!
the Academic Year 2022/2023
Information Meetings for prospective applicants (optional)
March 2021, 14:00 CET – with Teachers
@BeSt digital 2021 Vienna, online via Zoom
2021, 14:00 CET – with Q&A with Students
@BeSt digital 2021 Vienna, online via Zoom
June 2021, 14:30 CET – with Teachers
during Angewandte Festival 2021, online via Zoom
970 4908 2451, Code: 360511
mid October 2021 (tent.) – with Teachers
during Open House
2021, online via Zoom
(exact date and zoom link will follow)
13 December 2021, 13:00
CET – with Teachers
996 5071 5046 Code: 057163
The entrance exam consists of three phases. Each
phase requires a positive assessment to move on to the next step.
Phase 1 –
Registration & submission
2 – 20 January 2022 – online
- Art & Science
registration form – download pdf from Art & Science Website: http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/art__science/admission
fill out, sign, scan and return it, between 2 and 20 January.
- 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)
- Digital portfolio – with your artistic and/or scientific works;
if your portfolio is not in German/English, please translate the abstract only.)
Please use this format:
PDF, max. 50 MB or link to shared drive, e.g. video/audio-files; naming convention: LastName_FirstName_ RegistrationForm/LoM/Portfolio/CV
and notification: end-January 2022
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. (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).
Phase 2 – Written and practical tasks
and 23 February 2022 – online via zoom (links will follow)
10 am: tasks distribution;
pm of the same day: deadline tasks submission per email.
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: 24 February
Positive assessment of the second phase is a requirement for the third phase, the interview. You will be informed
Phase 3 – Admission interview
2022 – online via zoom (link and times will follow)
a.m. CET, single appointments
In the third
phase, your aptitude for the programme is reviewed in an interview with the team.
Between 28 February – 4 March 2022
Positive assessment of all three phases is a requirement
to pass the admission exam.
1 March 2022, 12:30 CET
– online via zoom (link will follow)
Optional, for applicants who have not passed the exam; Please note that we
cannot offer any further feedback beyond this one date.
info is found here