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Q: Is it possible to apply to more than one program?
A: Yes, you must indicate this on the digital application form.
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Open Studios at the Design Department, 3rd floor BC Building
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Tennis
Q: What are the expenses of living in Amsterdam?
A: In addition to the tuition fee, costs vary depending on your personal situation and individual choices. Nevertheless, it's advised to count on at least € 1.130 living expenses per month.
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Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Una película sin película A film without a film
13:00–19:00
FA Open Studios at the Fine Arts Department
Goodie Bags
The Onset Of Fever
Moss doesn't grow...
Fluffed Occupations
Arita Porcelain Industry 有田の陶磁器産業
The girl who run into me (Touch(ed))
Sunkiss
Sow reaper
Cruel Summer Camp
Pod
Creamsicle Dress with Drippy Collars
Collecting memories
13:00–19:00
SIS Open Studios. 1st Floor Fedlev Building
Graduation project
Vavanguèr
Q: How many students are selected for the master of fine arts?
A: We accept around 12 students, per department, per year.
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Food Architecture
Neighbours of Zero
Fabulous Future
It Had Something To Do with The Telling Of Time
Xenoliths
Untitled
MATTER WITHIN MATTER WITHIN MATTER A Triptych to Saint Bride
In Medias Res
Q: Do different departments collaborate?
A: There are some occasional collaborative workshops and seminars across departments, but generally each department follows their own trajectory. There are also a number of student initiatives which collaborate across departments.
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Climate Grief (and other messy feelings) from the Planetary Poetics Master’s Program. Gym at Rietveld Academie & Poetics Classroom (4th floor BC Building)
Q: Is it possible to apply without a bachelor in arts?
A: Yes, anyone with a bachelor's level degree or equivalent can be accepted. A convincing portfolio and practice related to art and a clear idea of what you would like to achieve in two years are as important.
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ARTIFICIAL TIMES

Artificial Times is a two-year Master’s programme (MFA) that invites students to critically engage with music, sound and artificial intelligence. The programme offers students an environment to build artistic practices that are grounded in research, and address the dispersion, commodification, performance and reception of immaterial art works. Students will use techniques of code and composition to intervene in specific political and philosophical conflicts, thereby challenging the role of AI and sound as mediums for art.

During their studies, students will develop individual artistic projects and pursue long-term research interests, guided by an interdisciplinary team of tutors and guests. Seminars, classes and studio sessions take place throughout the year and introduce students to historical and contemporary debates and practices that relate to AI, music and sound. In group critiques and listening sessions, students will discuss their work and gather feedback. Students will also collaborate on several occasions, among them a symposium-exhibition at the end of each year. Students work towards a graduation exhibition where they present their individual work.

STRUCTURE

The Artificial Times programme consists of individual supervision, seminars, thesis writing, listening sessions, field trips and group critiques. Students are supervised by an interdisciplinary team of tutors, including researcher Flavia Dzodan and artist Femke Herregraven. On a monthly basis, there are guest talks by artists and researchers. At the end of the first year, students present their work at an exhibition and research symposium. Students are writing a thesis and are working towards a graduation exhibition in the second year.

Classes are scheduled on two weekdays. Next to that, students are required to work independently on coursework, individual projects and group engagements. Students can make use of the workshops and facilities such as the academy’s sound studio and Medialab.

STUDENTS

Artificial Times welcomes applicants who engage with sound, music or AI from a theoretical and applied perspective. The programme offers space for applicants who are artists, performers, musicians, writers, curators, organisers, and researchers. We welcome applicants who want to deepen their practice by conducting individual research in a multidisciplinary environment that requires working highly autonomously, while also being involved in collective processes. The practice of applicants should not be solely theoretical, as students are expected to present a body of art works prior to graduation.

Previous experience in working with music, sound or AI is beneficial, but applicants do not need to have experience in all fields of study. We also welcome students who have focused solely on music or AI. However, students must be ready to thoroughly engage with other fields, to temporarily abandon their medium, and to support fellow students in developing their respective practices.

Graduation project
Monarchy Energy
The Window
p.i.a. services
Input Party
The Apple Pie
Peach Tree, Ambiguous
Your Future
Q: What does a studio look like?
A: All departments, apart from Fine Arts, share a communal space. The Fine Arts students have individual studios within their department space (first years share one studio space, and second years have one to themselves).
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Explained
 wait, I thought I was supposed to be a generous cook in a greasy kitchen - true stories told
Konzert fur Spielzug und schwimmbad
gut
A smokers theatre
Q: Are the studies collective or individual?
A: Everyone follows their own trajectory and graduates individually. Frequently there are collective projects and collaborative workshops and seminars.
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