Profile and objectives of the study programme
The Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts offers a platform for students to deepen their knowledge and increase their skills in the field of fine arts, strengthen their personal vision and relate their artistic practice to the discipline’s theoretical criteria.
The course makes great demands for independent working methods. There is an emphasis on the art practice and research involving a systematic building up of knowledge, that the students develop good command of both academic and practical parameters of fine art in preparation for work as independent artists in the contemporary art field.
- One of the unique features of the Iceland Academy of the Arts Master Programme is the students’ proximity to other disciplines in the arts at the Academy. Collaboration is offered in the field of fine arts, music, design and theatre through students´ independent work and development of their works.
- Master level programmes entail participation in the professional field of the arts. The Department of Fine Arts collaborates with all the main art institutions in this country, in addition to various collaborations with domestic and foreign academies, artists and curators and theorists in the international field of fine arts. Students are thereby exposed to countless opportunities for specialisation in connection with various areas of specific interests as well as projects related to nature and the country’s local characteristics.
- The main emphasis of the course is the promotion of the student’s independent and progressive visual creativity. Art practice and research is paramount and the course aims to enhance students’ competence in the methods of the discipline, train them to discuss their own work and to become active participants in the international field of fine arts.
Please send following documentation by post along with electronic application:
- Successfully submitted electronic form
- Signed print-out of the electronic form and motivation letter
- Certified copy of degree certificates and school transcripts
- Portfolio of works
Deadline for 2013 Admissions - March 15
- 120 ECTS two-year full-time study
- Interviews with applicants take place May 6-8
- Admissions will be announced May 24
- Programme begins August 26
- Maximum number of students for MA Fine Arts is 8 students per year
- Teaching is in English
- Fees in school-year 2013-2104 are ISK 780.000 per academic year.
For further information please contact Helga Kristrún Hjálmarsdóttir