Expanded Museum Studies

Entrance Exam

For admission to the master’s programme, applicants are required to provide, within the framework of a board entrance exam, evidence of their ability to analyse and contextualize artistic and social relationships by both visual and verbal means. 

Prerequisites for admission

  • completion of an academic bachelor’s programme at a recognised postsecondary educational institution in or outside Austria with a specialised area of study that permits a connection with the master’s programme or
  • completion of an artistic bachelor’s programme or diploma degree programme at a recognised postsecondary educational institution in or outside Austria with a specialisation that permits a connection with the master’s programme, on the condition that the applicant can provide, in the course of the admission process, sufficient evidence of their ability to perform independent academic work;
  • knowledge of English at the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) required for making sufficient study progress; however, this level of English-language knowledge is considered to have been attained by completion of levels 12 or 13 at an Austrian secondary school (Österreichische Höhere Schule, levels 12 or 13) or by an equivalent secondary school qualification from a member state of the European Union;
The board entrance exam is divided into two parts. A positive evaluation given for the first part as well as confirmation that the specialisation of the applicant’s previous study permits a connection with the master’s programme are required in order for the applicant to proceed to part two of the exam.

Written Application

Written applications can be submitted in the period 1 to 30 July 2021 via https://application.uni-ak.ac.at.

Applicants are to submit a concise, tabular curriculum vitae accompanied by the official certification in respect of the completed previous study to serve as an entitlement for participation in this master’s programme or a confirmation credibly establishing that that course of study is about to be completed, as well as selected samples of work (these can include, for example, seminar work, study projects, publications, exhibitions, organised events or art projects) and an outline (max. 8,000 characters) of a programme-related project proposal or research proposal that gives a good indication of the applicant’s aptitude and interests. (In the case of admission to the master’s programme, the enrolled student will be under no obligation to implement these proposals.)

Personal Interview

On positive completion of the written part of the entrance exam (based on the documents submitted), applicants will receive an invitation for a personal interview to take place from 30 August until 3 September 2021. Based on the documents submitted, the interview serves the purpose of assessing the applicant’s aptitude and defining more closely where their interests lie.