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Opening Speech by director Ruby Hoette
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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Readings by the students of Critical Studies
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
Q: Is there an age limit for candidates?
A: There is no age limit.
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An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
The Sorcerer
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Absence, twice removed
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
Short Worlds for Halftime - A reading
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Presentation by Anja Groten, director of Design
Una película sin película A film without a film
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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Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Tennis
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Presentation by Jerzsy Seymour, co-director of Dirty Art Department
Hosting Air
Untitled
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
Si puedo y es facíl, estoy cansada
Trapped in a glaze like in fossilised amber
Mushroom Dreams
st Anthony's Wilderness
Bursting Bubbles- Another Truth
Access modes for encountering large industrial bodies
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
Out of Service
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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Presentation by Fine Arts director Judith Leysner, coordinator Nagaré Willemsen, and tutor Elio J Carranza
Creamsicle Dress with Drippy Collars
Goodie Bags
Metabolic Intuition
Sow reaper
Sunkiss2
Untitled
Pod
The Middle Station
The Siblings
Arita Porcelain Industry 有田の陶磁器産業
Presentation by Ludwig Engel and Julian Schubert, directors of Studio for Immediate Spaces
find me a house
Neighbours of Zero
Do What You Love
Untitled
If you knew time as well as I do
MATTER WITHIN MATTER WITHIN MATTER A Triptych to Saint Bride
Xenoliths
Graduation project
In Medias Res
Presentation by Lara Khaldi and Gertrude Flentge, directors of Lumbung Practice
Q: Is it allowed to take my dog to school?
A: Unfortunately, dogs or other pets are not allowed, except for guide dogs or similar.
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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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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
Explained
The Window
Monarchy Energy
Peach Tree, Ambiguous
Your Future
The Apple Pie
Q: Can I apply to all temporary departments?
A: Temporary departments are two-year programs developed according to urgent world issues. The two new temporary departments starting in 2023 are Artificial Times and Planetary Poetics which are open for applications.
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Input Party
p.i.a. services
gut
A smokers theatre
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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 wait, I thought I was supposed to be a generous cook in a greasy kitchen - true stories told
Konzert fur Spielzug und schwimmbad
Presentation by Unsettling
Presentation by Liza Prins, Sandberg and Rietveld Research
Asian Union
Asian Union
Open Sandberg 21
workshop
workshop