|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Academic Master Degree of Humanities, in the sub-sector – new media art|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2022|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. Latvian language courses for international students are held two times per week.|
|Fees||3100 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||New Media and Audiovisual Art is a joint study program with RISEBA University (Riga). 1st study year academic courses will be held in Riga at RISEBA University.
Study programme was launched in September 2010. Students acquire various new media (interactive, multimedia, sound, network etc.) instruments and skills in creating art works. Key of this programme is research - including researching art processes. Emphasis is on art as research - within new media art it means that the artist is not only the creator of art work, but also researcher and practitioner of new instruments, media, technology, social process, scientific discoveries.
Acquisition of the study programme is organized in the form of lectures, seminars, practice in workshops, documentation of process, independent studies, acquiring literature and other information sources, working on art project, discussions, self-appraisal, participating in New Media festivals, independent assignment (individual or group work). Implementation of each course envisages integration of knowledge, skills and abilities, succession of the courses in their relation to writing the students’ research project.
Main study courses offered include Audio Culture, New Media Art Research, Culture Based Economy, Interactive Media, Photographic Media, New Media (Art) in Cultural Environment, Acoustic Arts / Electronic Music, Digital Network Media, Thesis Project. Assessment of students’ knowledge is a continuous process, which lasts during the whole semester and it is done on the basis of independent assignments and tests, as well as passing credit tests and examinations twice a year. During the semester each module envisages several independent assignments – individual and group works, tests and reports. At the end of each module, the module assignments and final project is presented (presentations are open to public) and evaluated (participants include students, lecturers, programme director and Art Research lab employees, audience).
|Study programme link||www.liepu.lv/en/52/new-media-art
|Requirements||Bachelor degree of Humanitarian sciences or Professional higher education in Humanitarian, Social, Art or Educational sciences
Creative compilation of recent works (video, photo, design or similar)
Application for the topic of Master thesis
English language proficiency: minimum IELTS (6)
Liepaja University was founded in 1954 on the basis of Teacher Training Institute. Liepaja University is one of the universities of the Republic of Latvia. Liepaja University is a symbol of education, science and culture of Liepaja and Kurzeme region that provides with competitive, internationally recognized varied education. Developes innovative research, ensures sustainability of society development, economic knowledge development in Latvia as a lawful partner in European Union.
Liepaja University is an accredited state higher educational establishment, which implements approximately 35 study programmes at all three study levels: basic studies, Master and Doctorate studies.
The University is actively involved in a variety of international projects both as leader and as a partner.
Population in the city of Liepaja: 68 945
Total number of students: 1300 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 98 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 101 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs:Liepāja University offers accommodation in its student hostel. Rent can verify from EUR 36 – 105 per month. All rooms are furnished, a fridge in each room, shared kitchen, shower and toilets. Laundry service and free Wi-fi.
If a student does not wish to stay at the hostel, private housing arrangements should be made.