Media, Art, Design & Technology MA

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026

About this program

Study a Master's in Media, Art, Design and Technology in the Netherlands

Media performers, artists and designers doing strange and unexpected things with technology: that is what the MADtech study programme is about. You are invited to employ and explore hybrid technologies in order to imagine, interpret and change human interaction within a transforming world.

You are encouraged to apply a tinkering playfulness and have an experimental mentality, which are the key ingredients of your development and artistic research. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, leads to unexpected perspectives, and will result in artistic, multimedial, experimental design or performative work. 

MADtech students come from various backgrounds and fields of media, art, or design. They all share a fascination for technology, that transcends the mere use of it as a tool with predefined and process-shaping functionality. Instead, technologies and its influences are examined critically, researched conceptually, used creatively in non-standard ways. They are developed individually to enable the creation of specific MADtech strangeness. 

The combination of several disciplines in our student groups will give you the opportunity to develop your artistic vision, while deploying a hybrid artistic practice as an autonomous media performer, artist and/or designer. As your work engages with the world, you’ll grow both as an individual and in your artistic practice, reinforcing the power of your imagination as well as exploring your own connection to a transforming and technologically charged society.  

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Admission requirements

We welcome and encourage all enthusiastic candidates, from artists and designers to all those with a relevant background to apply. For the application you are required to submit a motivational letter, fill in a questionnaire, and upload your portfolio. The Admission Committee, consisting of tutors and students of each master programme, will review your application and decide whether you will be invited for an online interview. One week after the interview, you’ll receive an email with the committee’s decision.

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Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the university's website.


€2,314 per year for EU/EEA students 

€8,276 per year for non-EU/EEA students

(academic year 2023-2024)



Degree awarded: Master of Arts

Career paths

The programme enables graduates to secure a constant and prominent position on the various platforms within the fields of media, art, design and technology. The degree also gives them better prospects at acquiring teaching positions in bachelor's programmes.

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About this institute

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

If you choose to study at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you will be joining a learning community where we bring education, applied research and the professional field together. And on top of that, you will be living in Groningen, known as...

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

Phone no: 0031 (0) 50 595 56 00
Mobile 0031613468182

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