Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing

XPUB is a two-year Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues within the fast-changing field of art, design and cultural products.

Programme Description

The Piet Zwart Institute Experimental Publishing course (XPUB) is a research-oriented master programme, with a strong emphasis on the connection between practice and theory. The course focus on practice-led research will equip you with both conceptual and technical skills to develop projects and works within the field of cultural production.

XPUB is a two-year Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues within the fast-changing field of art, design and cultural production.

XPUB's interests in publishing are twofold:

  • first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context and cultural processes through which things are made public;
  • and second, publishing as the desire to expand the means of discourse circulation beyond print media and its direct digital translation, so as to create public¬†in the age of post-digital networks.

XPUB welcomes practitioners from different background and approaches publishing from the perspective of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, in order to explore a broad range of methods and workflows, as well as to invent new ones.

XPUB understands reading, writing, prototyping, documenting and making/creating public as core principles for critical design and artistic research.

XPUB strives to balance self-directed research with self-organisation to allow empowerment and to support collective thinking and action.

Please visit Piet Zwart Institute site and XPUB Special Issues platform, for details. And get to know our students!

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