CCC Research-Based Master Programme

The CCC - Critical Curatorial Cybermedia Master of the of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD Genève is a research program. It is based on the porosity and transversality between artistic and curatorial practices, and on the forms of public sharing, knowledge production, circulation, and dissemination that research through art generates. Drawing on artistic and curatorial investigative methodologies, the program invites students to engage in individual and collective research projects, aimed as much at the art scene as at the academic and scientific world, or even civil society. The program's dual artistic and curatorial address determines the need for transdisciplinarity in its pedagogy, with a strong emphasis on establishing a critical dialogue with the humanities and sciences through the prism of decolonial, intersectional feminist and queer theories. 

Each year, the CCC Public Seminar offers a cross-disciplinary platform to explore a particular theme in greater depth. In 2023/24, the Research (F)acts series addresses scenarios of aesthetic inquiry in artistic and curatorial research practices.

Teaching languages: French and English. See all language requirements

The CCC specialization of the Master in Fine Arts is taught in French and English. 

Candidates whose high school diploma or Bachelor's degree has not been issued by a French- or English-speaking institution must, after admission, submit by 30 June:

  • a B2-level French or English language certificate, based on the global scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This certificate must be produced by a language school or other recognized institution.
  • or, a TOEFL test taken no earlier than 1 July 2022, with a minimum score of 92
  • or, an IELTS test taken no earlier than 1 July 2022, with a minimum score of 7.0

If applicants fail to submit one of the above-mentioned certificates of French or English language proficiency by 30 June, the admission offer lapses immediately.
Candidates who hold an upper-secondary level qualification from a German- speaking Swiss canton or Ticino that includes French as a subject are exempt from the requirement to provide this language certificate.

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Head of Department


Teaching staff

Invited speakers

Çağla E. Aykaç , Basim Magdy