The questions of today and tomorrow
Arts education has an important role to play amid fast-paced, difficult to predict global developments. Art provides new ways of thinking and acting that can help in dealing with today's complex world and the unknown world of the future. Dealing with the 'other' and 'the unknown' is a speciality of the artisteducator. With imagination and creativity as allies, artisteducators feel at home at the forefront of a rapidly changing, complex and diverse society that demands experimentation, critical reflection and innovative ways of communicating and problem-solving.
Interdisciplinary learning community
The course curriculum of the Education in Arts master is interdisciplinary. That means you, your fellow students (about 12 to 20 per year) and supervisors are part of a learning community which encompasses a rich variety of backgrounds, expertise and artistic disciplines. Your point of departure within the course is your personal research question – the curriculum is based on the learning objectives of the whole group. As an artisteducator, you have one foot in the future and are engaged in pushing back the boundaries between disciplines, systems and research methods.
I always enjoy exchanging ideas with students, friends, family and colleagues. What are their experiences, how do they view the subject? It's too easy to stay in your own 'bubble', you won't learn anything from that.
Theory and practice: a golden combination
The Education in Arts master course sees theory and practice as interrelated. They form a single integrated whole: the two are permanently connected and represent the core of the course curriculum. With the theoretical knowledge you gain, you will strengthen your position in practice and underpin your role as an artisteducator. At the intersection of theory and practice, you will articulate your personal vision and continue to refine and hone your positions.
Partners and collaboration
The course has a permanent team of experienced lecturers and works with renowned and varied Dutch and international guest lecturers and external partners. Together they provide a rich programme, packed with exchanges, excursions, seminars and conference visits. The Education in Arts master partly touches on the international Master Artisteducator (iMAE) at various points. So, during the year there are occasional collaborations with the iMAE master students: for example, a joint excursion is planned to either Brussels or Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland.