Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice

Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice

Course summary

The Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice is a multidisciplinary degree course for artists from the visual arts, the performing arts, music and literature. Its starting point is the student’s individual approach and choice of emphases; together with interdisciplinary projects it enables multidisciplinary exchanges with students and teaching staff from other disciplines.


The course aims to foster an independent artistic outlook within a framework of collective and interdisciplinary working interrelationships. The course of study sharpens students’ individual artistic practices through direct engagement with other artistic strategies. A knowledge of current discourse in other art forms causes their view of their own work to change.


Title / QualificationMaster of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice
  • Fine Arts
  • Literary Writing/Translation
  • Music and Media Art
  • Performance Art
Program study optionsFull-time
Language(s) of instructionGerman, English, French
Campus(es)Bern and Biel
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Master program
Co-operationsUniversity of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)


Graduates with a Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice will work as professional artists or in art-related areas, primarily where the skills of collaboration and engaging in dialogue between various scenes are required.

Detailed information

MA Contemporary Arts Practice

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Head of degree programme

Andi Schoon
T +41 31 848 38 61