Jurgen Bey Opening presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Q: Is it possible to apply to more than one program?
A: Yes, you must indicate this on the digital application form.
Critical Studies presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Absence, twice removed
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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.
Kitchen Conversations
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
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The Sorcerer
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
Design Department presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Q: What’s the duration of the study?
A: All programs are full-time two-year courses. You earn 60 ECTS points per year (European Credit Transfer System).
Una película sin película A film without a film
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Dirty Art Department presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Trapped in a glaze like in fossilised amber
escribas modernas
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
Hosting Air
Supplement to the Future Dictionary
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
st Anthony's Wilderness
Bursting Bubbles- Another Truth
Trapped in a glaze like in fossilised amber
Fine Art performance at Open Sandberg 2023
Creamsicle Dress with Drippy Collars
The Onset Of Fever
Moss doesn't grow...
The Siblings
Fluffed Occupations
Q: Is there an age limit for candidates?
A: There is no age limit.
Cruel Summer Camp
Arita Porcelain Industry 有田の陶磁器産業
Screaming in a similar key
Studio for Immediate Spaces presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Scenario 02
Ghostly Voices, Noise and Static
Graduation project
Food Architecture
Every Object tells many stories
Fabulous Future
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.


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.


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.


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
Your Future
The Apple Pie
Input Party
Peach Tree, Ambiguous
The Window
p.i.a. services
Monarchy Energy
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.
Konzert fur Spielzug und schwimmbad
 wait, I thought I was supposed to be a generous cook in a greasy kitchen - true stories told
A smokers theatre
Q: How many students are selected for the master of fine arts?
A: We accept around 12 students, per department, per year.
The Pendant
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.
Bracing Bodies
How to Read a Spread with The Pendant Tarot Deck
The Pendant
Hier praten we liever niet over
Places of Belonging
Q: Are study years one and two intertwined?
A: Both study years of the main departments share the same space and follow the same seminars. There isn’t a strict divide between the years across each department.
Places of Belonging
This Window is A World
Unsettling presents Sydney Lowell at Open Sandberg 2023
Open Sandberg 21
Asian Union