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Registration online from April 24th until May 12th, 2017

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Submission of the examination assignment

By post: from April 24th until May 12th, 2017

The date of the postmark does not count but instead the written answers to the assignment questions must arrive at the academy by May 12th, 2017 at the latest.

Address: Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Institut für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaft, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien

Assessment the assignment by a commission: May 15th until May 21st, 2017

Applicants invited for a personal interview / oral examination will be notified most probably on May 23rd , 2016 by email or shortly afterwards by post.

Oral examination of the invited applicants by a panel: June 19th and June 20st, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Institut für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaft (Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies), room M20.  During the course of this examination the jury will also test your language skills (German on B2 level is required).

Please keep this date free. The commission will decide on who will be admitted after this date (June 21st, 2017). The results will be relayed to you by email. In case of a negative result the jury cannot explain their reasons in each individual case.

Examination Assignment: Please sketch an artistic-academic project you could envisage wanting to realise as a Master's thesis at the end of the programme. This project should combine scholarly and artistic components in an interdisciplinary way. Elucidate on the type of research methods you intend resorting to, how and whether you intend discussing questions pertaining to the arts or cultural studies, which artistic techniques for design and realisation might be employed. In which social context could your project be relevant, do you have a certain public in mind, how is it to be involved?

Length: Please submit no more than 10,000 characters preferably and no less than 4,000.

Form: Use your own words but define your terminology. You are not expected to apply a specific academic or artistic jargon. Substantiate your decisions.

Language: Your text can be composed in either German or English.