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Master programme Art & Science (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master's degree programme takes an inter- and transdisciplinary approach and project-oriented education should stimulate interaction between model and theory construction and the application of methods in the arts and sciences. The central element of the master's programme is the investigation of social and political processes and the development of artistic and scientific positions, methods, media and organisations. Students will develop creative capabilities in the development and application of visualisation and representation strategies and they will be able to carry out scientific and artistic research and development processes. The programme is taught in English. Graduates will be able to work in scientific research laboratories in universities, non-university research institutions, on collaborations with studios of visual artists, designers or architects or independent artistic activity. The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Art & Science (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

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Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 21,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2010/11, Stk. 9 (Nr. 34), i.d.F. Stk. 11 (Nr. 50), i.d.F. MBl. 2014/15, Stk. 14 (Nr. 32)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme Arts & Science deals with the relationships between different artistic and scientific representational cultures and the interactions between the arts and natural sciences.


The master's programme lasts four semesters and contains the following subjects, amongst others: Interdisciplinary practice / project work art & science, art & science: methods of transdisciplinary research and applied representation techniques (experimental cultures, visualisation cultures, artistic and art-technological principles, humanities and cultural studies, interdisciplinary theory seminar art & science). Compulsory elective subjects from the areas of electron microscopy, science visualisation, biology, technology, media art, photography, painting, graphic reproduction, etc., computer graphics or medical sciences are to be studied. Students have to write a master's thesis from an artistic or scientific field.

Entrance examinations

Students have to pass an entrance examination to prove their artistic suitablilty for the course.

Supplementary examinations