Opening Speech by director Ruby Hoette
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).
Readings by the students of Critical Studies
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
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Short Worlds for Halftime - A reading
Q: Is there an age limit for candidates?
A: There is no age limit.
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The Sorcerer
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
Absence, twice removed
Presentation by Anja Groten, director of Design
Una película sin película A film without a film
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.
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Presentation by Jerzsy Seymour, co-director of Dirty Art Department
Shuffering and Shmiling
Si puedo y es facíl, estoy cansada
Trapped in a glaze like in fossilised amber
Access modes for encountering large industrial bodies
Si puedo y es facíl, estoy cansada
Mushroom Dreams
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
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Supplement to the Future Dictionary
Presentation by Fine Arts director Judith Leysner, coordinator Nagaré Willemsen, and tutor Elio J Carranza
The Onset Of Fever
Exposure 2020
Moss doesn't grow...
Metabolic Intuition
Fluffed Occupations
Sow reaper
Collecting memories
Presentation by Ludwig Engel and Julian Schubert, directors of Studio for Immediate Spaces
In Medias Res
find me a house
Graduation project
If you knew time as well as I do
Do What You Love
Every Object tells many stories
Q: Is it possible to apply to more than one program?
A: Yes, you must indicate this on the digital application form.
Ghostly Voices, Noise and Static
Presentation by Lara Khaldi and Gertrude Flentge, directors of Lumbung Practice
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.
Q: How many students are selected for the master of fine arts?
A: We accept around 12 students, per department, per year.

Notes to Future Students — Student Pia Jacques De Dixmude in conversation with Public Sandberg


At a moment in time when facts are framed as fantasy and feelings equal truth, F for Fact investigates different forms of knowledge through an artistic lens.

But what counts as knowledge? What’s the difference between truth and meaning? How are narratives shaped and by whom? What defines authenticity and what do claims of authorship and copyright mean today for the arts?

F for Fact is a two-year course where participants work on individual and collective projects in which the factual, philosophical, or tangible world is the point of departure. The programme revolves around the interaction between knowledge and imagination and how to discover new forms of documentary storytelling. We look at the difference between fiction and truth, fact and belief systems, and fake news and honest fantasies by working with a number of different sources. In short: we critically revisit the past and speculate about possible futures.

F for Fact has a strong relation to the outside world. At this school of second thoughts we playfully explore the nature of personal, factual, embodied, digital, and spiritual information. We actively connect with other domains through official and unofficial institutions related to the sciences, performing arts, architecture, and society itself. Being an interdisciplinary master’s programme, the research around a subject and the form in which it is shared are closely related.

Reading, creative writing, and open discussions about hopes, fears, and dilemmas of any nature are a part of F for Fact from the beginning of the first year. The thesis prepared in the second year will be a natural follow-up to this.

A strong collective consists of a diversity of individuals who each bring their own particular qualities and identity, and see individual authorship as a matter of taking responsibility rather than a naturally expected position.

Are you permanently distracted due to a curious nature? Do you have a critical eye and an open mind? Are you an unconventional thinker and maker with a proactive nature? You’re warmly invited to apply!

Truth has always been stranger than fiction. It still is.

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.
 wait, I thought I was supposed to be a generous cook in a greasy kitchen - true stories told
A smokers theatre
Konzert fur Spielzug und schwimmbad
Presentation by Unsettling
Presentation by Liza Prins, Sandberg and Rietveld Research
Asian Union
Open Sandberg 21
Choir of Tongue
Asian Union