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Viktor Delev & Joanna Gruberska:
Anatta - Danceperformance at Ars Electronica Deepspace, 2014

Prerequisites, registration & admission

Next date for the admission exam for the academic year 2024/25:

Online Application from March 20th - June 12th 2024. 

Admission examination: July 1st until July 5th 2024.


The following steps are necessary to qualify for our program:   

  1. Online registration for the admission test at calls.kunstuni-linz.at
  2. Submission of work samples.   
  3. Completion of the entrance exam online via video conference.


Work Samples

Absolutely necessary are:

  • 2 videos. 
  • Concepts for 2 interactive works (short description with sketches).
    (Please find more information below in the FAQ). 


In addition, you can also submit selected photographs, audio works, sketches, graphics or other works that you would like to show us.

Please upload the videos to a platform (such as YouTube, Vimeo, Nextcloud, etc.) with a password (not obligatory) and enter the corresponding links and information in the application system.
Please upload text documents, sketches and photos as PDF files.

For further questions about the submission or upload please contact us via the following address: time@kunstuni-linz.at (Subject: Admission examination)


The exam:

After the end of the application period, a pre-selection will take place on the basis of the work samples. When you enter the closer selection, you will receive a questionnaire, which you will send back to us by email with a letter of motivation. At the same time, we will also inform you of a test appointment, at which we will test the videoconference connection with all applicants.

At the beginning of the entrance examination, the tasks for the practical work are provided in a video conference. This tasks must be completed by the following day at 9 a.m. and must be submitted online. 
After the upload, you will receive the specific date for the admission interview with the examination committee, which takes place either on the same day or on the following days. 
Please bear in mind that you will need a computer and a video recording device to perform the assignment as part of the entrance examination!

Detailed information will be provided after the registration period has expired.

Interest in (media) art, skills in working with professional image processing and vector graphics programs as well as the knowledge of German and English language are required. 
Bringing your own notebook is absolutely necessary for studying in our department.



FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


  •    Are the themes of the videos or interactive works free to choose?
       Yes. We are interested in what you are dealing with, what topics are of interest to you and how you like to work.
       It can be narrative films, but also experimental works, animations, stop-motion films, cinematic observations, documentaries – everything is possible.


  •    Is there a default length for the videos?
       To enable us to view all submitted videos, a maximum length of 5 min is recommended. Of course you can also submit longer works - please provide these videos with an indication of which section we should definitely see.


  •    What is your main focus when evaluating the work samples?
       We are interested in your ideas and the way you implement them. Technical know-how can be helpful, but it is not a prerequisite - technical quality is secondary to the work samples. We would like to see what interests you have and what motivates you to do art.


  •    Do the additional examples in my portfolio have to match the theme of the interactive works or videos?
       No. We are more interested in an authentic overview of your works from recent years. Consider which works best reflect your interests.


  •    In which program should the videos be cut or edited?
       There are no rules here. You can also choose your tools freely during your studies.


  •    How exactly is an interactive work defined?
       An interactive work in our sense is an artistic work that, beyond the mere contemplation, offers the audience the opportunity to influence and control the course of the work.
       The Ars Electronica Center and its archive offer a good source of guidance and inspiration: http://archive.aec.at/prix










Administration & Head:
Univ.Prof. Mag.art. PhD. Joachim Smetschka
Information about the program and the entry exams:
Mag.art. Bettina Steinmaurer
T: +43 (0) 732 7898 397