Registration online from April 25th until May 12th , 2016.
The application is the online registration and the examination assignment. It is recommended to add a documentation of your work (academic, artistic or other, if relevant). The application can be submitted digitally or by post.
Submission of the application/examination assignment
By post: from April 25th until May 12th , 2016. 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, 2016 at the latest.
Address: Akademie der bildenden Künste, Institut für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaft, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien
Assessment the assignment by a commission: May 13th until May 23rd, 2016.
Applicants invited for a personal interview / oral examination will be notified most probably on May 24th, 2016 by email or shortly afterwards by post.
Oral examination of the invited applicants by a panel: June 20th and June 21st, 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 22nd, 2016). 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.