The CCC-curriculum is built around a set of seminars that invite individual and collective discussion. : Research Practices and Situated Art Practices develops project-related forms that articulate research into specific public appearances such as exhibition and publications. Further seminars in Theory Fiction, Critical Studies, Political Studies and Curatorial Politics are constitutive for students’ research. Students here learn about new concepts, encounter unfamiliar thoughts, test new ideas, and develop working protocols for conceiving project-specific research methods.


During the two-years graduate studies, the CCC Research Master helps the candidates – collectively and individually – render a more precise voice from within their project by the means of art and visual research, text-work and self-reflection. This approach includes a critical reflection on where the ‘research in arts’ debate is today and how it is articulated with research cultures in a broader sense. By building its pedagogy on the idea of trans-disciplinarity, the CCC Research Master invites students of art and non-art backgrounds with different practices, geographies, languages, and work-approaches to process an original research proposal in the context of an art school. The Programme provides an environment for the participants to develop their own working methodology over two years, articulating their research into an artistic, cultural and/or curatorial project and a Thesis.

Art-led research processes develop and take place through both practice-led theory and art/curatorial practices. Accordingly, the programme addresses issues in critical visual cultural production, while also stretching into fields of geopolitics, visual economics, science and technology. Research materials from intersectional feminist practices, political theory, cultural studies, postcolonial theory, politics of memory, contemporary art, architecture, design, filmmaking and aesthetic investigation.


Upon graduation, students will receive the title Master of Arts HES-SO in Fine Arts, with an orientation in CCC- Critical Curatorial Cybermedia. which will be awarded upon completion of a MA-thesis and an art/curatorial/cultural practice that takes the form of an oral presentation. The CCC aims to train students to situate their work within a contemporary cross-section of practices, theories, projects and debates. The program also supports the development of work towards a PhD project.


Master Symposium

Value and Noise: Inhabitation at High Dimensions 2022