"Klaus Schönberger" on Sat, 21 Nov 2009 20:15:57 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Zurich: Studying Theory at the Art University

Zurich: Studying Theory at the Art University

The new website of the specialization Theory (Bachelor Media and Arts) at the Zurich University of the Arts is online now.

Theory is booming ...

... along the final frontiers of the art field, across the flight lines of social conflicts, on the glossy surfaces of the creative industries. All the same, an ever-widening gulf is opening up between the mere desire for theory and an actual relationship of exchange between cultural practices and knowledge production.

Unique in Europe, the courses offered by the Theory major address these gaps and fractures by establishing an interplay between advanced theory and the free space of the art school. Surpassing the boundaries of academic convention, the systematic course structure provides students with a substantiated overview and opportunities to try out new forms of text and theory production, of aesthetic and political intervention.

The specialisation offers an introduction to the topical drift of aesthetic, political and cultural studies, and aims to lay the foundations for critical and theoretically versed authorship. Specific to this major is the focus on artistic practice and popular and everyday culture, as well as the examination of their social and political dimensions. In the course of this preoccupation with  contemporary discourses, students develop textual, conceptual, and organizational skills enabling them to analyze, shape and reinvent cultural practices.
Courses mainly in german language.

At http://vth.zhdk.ch you find information about Studying Theory at the Art University as well as announcements about our current events, projects and publications.

Information day: 24 November 2009 

Deadline for applications (autumn term 2010/2011): 19 February 2010


Please distribute widely.

All the best,

Gerald Raunig / Klaus Schönberger

Leitung Vertiefung Theorie
Bachelor Medien und Kunst
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK

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