Bachelor's Degree in Arts in Netherlands

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Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

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Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Breda

This programme is taught in English and prepares you for a career in the games industry. In 4 years’ time, you will become a visual artist, programmer, designer... [+]

Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

This programme is taught in English and prepares you for a career in the games industry. In 4 years’ time, you will become a visual artist, programmer, designer, producer of AAA Games or indie game developer.Ambitious, practical and highly skilled

Can you create a unique selling point for a game concept? What is required to design and build the 3D art for 'Skyrim'? How do you control enemy AI behaviour?

After your graduation in Breda, you create the magic of new games as an ambitious, practical and highly skilled game developer!

Your career?

As a graduate you will be equipped to enter positions such as:... [-]


Bachelor - Game Design & Development

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The international Game Design & Development Major (GDD) revolves around game design, game development and how games are implemented to reach a specific purpose. You will work on game concepts, 2D and 3D artwork, game development and game evaluation, adjusted in line with current developments in the curriculum. While working in a team, you learn how you can turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development of the product. There is extra emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, you will work on developing specific professional skills needed as a game designer, game artist, game developer or game evaluator. [+]

Game Design & Development: www.hanzegroningen.eu/gdd Games can be seen all around us, from popular mainstream games on consoles and PCs, to mobile and tablet-based games that are played for entertainment. Moreover, they are increasingly used as learning tools, in the form of so-called serious games. You may like playing games, but you’re particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work: its looks, its mechanics, and its internal technical system. This four year international major in Game Design & Development prepares you for an international career in the field of game design and development. Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, creating 2D and 3D artwork, as well as developing the code for gameplay. After completing this programme, you will be able to work in the international game industry as a game designer, game artist, or game developer. Programme overview Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, creating 2D and 3D artwork, as well as developing the code for gameplay. Every student receives basic training in these elements throughout the first year, while specialising in one of them during the rest of the programme. While working in a team, you learn how to turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development cycle. With an emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication, and entrepreneurship, it is both a generalist and a specialist training programme for the creative industry. During the Hanze UAS Open Days, a presentation was given about Game Design & Development. First year In the first year of Game Design & Development, you will develop your portfolio by working on an entertainment game and an educational game. Throughout these design and development projects, you will learn the basics of game design, game art, and game development. Moreover, you will learn how to combine research and intercultural cooperation with succesful project proposals and productions. Graduation period You will complete the programme once you have done a graduation assignment, in which you will address a complex case and design a game based solution by using design research in combination with gathered skills and knowledge. By the end of your programme, you will have professional experience, a great set of personal skills, a diploma as well as a great portfolio, hence all the requirements to enter the games industry with. Career prospects After completing this programme, you will be able to work in the international game industry as a game designer, game artist, or game developer. Alternatively, you will also be able to work as a multimedia designer or multimedia developer in the creative industry. [-]

Bachelor - Fine Arts

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The bachelor of Fine Arts takes four years. Each year consists of two semesters, divided into study periods. Every year, semester and study period has its own theme. During the core programme you will develop you own visual work. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Fine Arts: www.hanzegroningen.eu/finearts Are you inquisitive, eager and curious? Are you passionate about art? Then studying Fine Arts at Minerva Academy of Art could the right choice for you. This programme offers you the opportunity to experiment and play, to learn and to create. You don’t wait for someone to give you an assignment. You get to work yourself. This is how you create your own future as an independent fine artist. What do you need to successfully graduate as an independent, fine artist? We like you to show us that you have an open, curious and especially inquisitive attitude. You don’t take the world on face value; you want to get to the bottom of things. You want to be the one who is in control of the imaginative process of converting ideas, thoughts and desires into images. We encourage an international focus: many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor’s programme is taught fully in English. This means that English is the language we use during classes. Instruction and coaching in Dutch is possible in individual cases. It is important to get used to an international setting right from the start. This way you will also feel at home abroad and you will learn to get by as an artist all over the word. You do so by experimenting, investigating, reflecting and especially by creating a lot. You convert your ideas, desires and fascinations into images by using the most suitable materials, techniques and media. Every time you ask yourself what it is you want to express. What do you want the public to feel? It is up to you to decide which medium you want to use: painting, a video or a photograph, or perhaps a computer simulation or a spatial performance. We will teach you these skills at our academy. The imagination you need is yours to find. We will help you find your way. ​ Structure The bachelor of Fine Arts takes four years. Each year consists of two semesters, divided into study periods. Every year, semester and study period has its own theme. During the core programme you will develop you own visual work. You will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. In your first year you will be given assignments, but you will also work independently on your own projects. Off-Courses and practical experience, projects The OffCourses form an important part of your second and third year curriculum. Together with other students you will work on interdisciplinary projects in groups. Making, thinking and sharing are central during these projects. Our own lecturers and guest lecturers are responsible for the supervision and content of the OffCourses. They challenge you to find experimental and artistic solutions to questions from their own professional practice. Exciting examples of ideas that were generated are performances of students playfully interacting with the public, animation showing university students getting acquainted with philosophers' ideas or totally new (photographic) views of life in a nursing home. During the OffCourses Show Off at the end of the semester students present their work. During the OffCourses students and lecturers usually cooperate closely with Art & Society Research Centre and the Project Bureau/AMP. International opportunities Many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor’s programme is taught in Dutch and English. Our lecturers often work with academies abroad. These contacts help us to arrange exchange projects and foreign internships, allowing you to gain valuable international experience. You can also choose to study a semester at a foreign academy in your third year. Professional future After graduating you will build a practice as an independent fine artist in your own workshop or together with other artists in a joint workshop. [-]

Bachelor Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

Conservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the centre of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg [+]

Bachelor MusicConservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the centre of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, and France. Because of its international position, there are ample opportunities to gain experience on important national and international stages.


Currently, 442 students of around forty-eight different nationalities study at Conservatorium Maastricht. There are three different departments: Classical Music, Jazz/Pop and Music in Education. Conservatorium Maastricht offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.


The four arts faculties of Zuyd University (Conservatorium Maastricht, Drama Academy, Academy of Fine Arts and Academy of Design) attract national and international artists and arts students to Maastricht. These arts faculties have been working together with Maastricht University for a long time. This collaboration will be even more intense in the future, which will further increase the attraction of Maastricht as a European City of Education. 

Annually, the city of Maastricht welcomes seven million visitors from the Netherlands and from abroad.... [-]


Bachelor - Jazz

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Jazz: www.hanzegroningen.eu/pcc The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! Joris Teepe and his colleagues are a faculty of seasoned professional musicians who have played with many of the greatest musicians in jazz. They are part of the rich musical community of New York City, the city that is the centre of the jazz world. This life experience and commitment directly effects how they teach; the 'New York comes to Groningen' program is a more pragmatic, performanceoriented way of studying jazz than what is often taught at other conservatoires. This means that when you enter the conservatoire, you will be performing from the first day. The theory that you study is applied to real playing situations, and in general classes are focussed on making you ready to play jazz on the highest professional level. Piano study, lessons in arranging and compositions all find quick applications in studio projects and student performances. Programme outline You start performing publicly from day one. The emphasis is on theory, although this relates to how you can apply this during performances. You will also learn to play the piano in order to understand the theory. You participate in studio projects and you will follow courses in jazz arranging and composition. Your main instrument and the New York faculty classes are the focus throughout your entire study programme. In addition to your private lessons, you play in ensembles (Jazz, Fusion, Latin, Big Band and Soul Band). We organise a trip to New York every year. The didactical subjects and musical entrepreneurship are offered in the second and third year during which work placements play a major role. At the end of the fourth year you will complete your studies with a final concert, displaying the musical vision that you have developed. After graduation Since you are trained to be a professional musician you are equipped to start a career, performing in various ensembles and in all styles of jazz. You know how to promote yourself and your group; you compose and arrange music for all kinds of ensembles and orchestras. You start teaching others at a music school or privately. Most graduates are self-employed, pursuing ‘portfolio careers’ that combine performance with teaching. [-]

Bachelor - Design

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

During this Bachelor you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. [+]

Design: www.hanzegroningen.eu/design Are you a creative, curious person? Do you like to experiment with images, video and animation? Do you enjoy playing with the spatial effects of light, image and objects? In that case a future as a designer is a viable option. Designers contribute significantly to the creative industry, one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the Netherlands. We educate talented, ambitious students who wish to become experimental designers with a critical attitude, who are not afraid to take on wayward and socially relevant topics. You will get learn about all facets of this profession. Graduating successfully means you are well prepared for a future as a professional designer. We encourage an international focus: many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor's programme is taught fully in English. This means that English is the language we use during classes. Instruction and coaching in Dutch is possible in individual cases. It is important to get used to an international setting right from the start. This way you will also feel at home abroad and you will learn to get by as an designer all over the word. During this Bachelor you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. Only by trial and error you will be able to master the designer's craft. By carrying out experiments and starting afresh you will create you own style, your signature. You will learn how to develop and protect your authenticity as a designer. You will often work with your fellow students in order to learn to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team. After the 1st year During the main phase you will choose your own path. This can be a direction focused on one of the following majors: Graphic & Interaction Design, Illustration & Animation Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Time Based Design or Product Design. You can also choose your own direction, independent of a any specific medium. In that case you combine various majors. In your fourth year you will carry out a joint final exam assignment as well as an independent exam project. Five majors Graphic & Interaction Design Illustration & Animation Design Interior Architecture & Design Time Based Design Product Design Combined major Internships You will spend part of your third year as an intern. This is how you will get to know the professional possibilities. You will learn that designers hardly ever work alone: they usually work with clients, colleagues and other professionals. Vocational training In your third and fourth year you will learn everything about the professional practice. You will discover how you can find your own spot as designer in the social and cultural field and you will learn to view your own role and professional practice in a new, critical way. It is essential for you to create an extensive network of contacts during your studies. This is how Minerva Academy helps you to prepare for the future. International opportunities This bachelor is open to students from abroad. It is taught in English, but we also give instructions in Dutch. From day one you will find yourself in a dynamic, international environment. The input of students from different countries and cultures is very valuable for your development as a designer. You can also spend a semester studying abroad in your third year. Furthermore, our teachers have excellent contacts all over the world. You can also use these contacts to build your own network. After graduation In your fourth year you will take part in a joint final exam assignment and carry out an individual exam project. You are also part of a joint exhibition showing your work as well as that of your fellow students. [-]

Bachelor - Classical Music

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Classical Music: www.hanzegroningen.eu/pcc The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! ​​​​​​​​​​​​Bachelor Classical Music When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. Many choose for a combination between playing chamber music, instrumental teaching at a music school or setting up a private teaching practice. Occasionally a student becomes a soloist on the international stage. Performing as a musician means you are sometimes away on tour and frequently need to deliver a top performance at night and on weekends whilst others are relaxing. In every case, wherever you may later end up, at the Prince Claus Conservatoire you will be trained to become a versatile, well rounded musician of a high level. Main subjects - Vocals - Piano, organ, harpsichord* - Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone - French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba - Percussion, harp, guitar - Violin, viola, cello, double bass * If you study piano, clavichord or organ, you will also get lessons in the other keyboard instruments like forte piano and reed organ. Programme outline Your main instrument is the focal point throughout your studies. The first year is mainly an orientation year. Next to your main instrument classes, practical training and projects, you will be attending theoretical classes. In the second year your knowledge and skills will be broadened and deepened, in both practical and theoretical subjects. You will be studying the basis of musical entrepreneurship and teaching. In the third and fourth year a lot of time is invested in didactical subjects with a focus on work placements (internal, external and project internships). You can make your own choice in terms of optional modules, that fit your interest or capabilities. You may participate in an international exchange programme. In the final year you focus on your main instrument, leading to a graduation concert. Work placements Work placements give you a good picture of your future profession. Work placements can be taken with institutions such as the North Netherlands Orchestra, the Royal Military Band “Johan Willem Friso”, the National Travelling Opera or the Netherlands Radio Choir. You can also gain teaching experience by doing a work placement in education, at a music school or as a private music tutor. Your future career After graduation you can work as a performing musician in an ensemble, in an orchestra or as a soloist. Perhaps it is your ambition to play in a renowned symphony orchestra or in one of the Dutch professional military ensembles, or you may wish to become a member of a professional or semi-professional chamber choir. Many of our graduates combine playing (chamber music) with teaching at a music school, or they give private lessons. Some perform solo in international concerts. Whatever your future path is going to be, at the Prince Claus Conservatoire you will be trained to become a versatile musician at a high level. If you also studied for a teaching qualification, you can work at a music school or as a private teacher. Most graduates are self-employed, pursuing ‘portfolio careers’ that combine performance with teaching. [-]

Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Arts

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The world is increasingly changing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is searching for a substainable economic, social and cultural plan to take us into the future. Classical boundaries between disciplines are [+]

The world is increasingly changing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is searching for a substainable economic, social and cultural plan to take us into the future. Classical boundaries between disciplines are no longer of any significance. Innovation is taken place in between borders of science, economics and arts. Do you want to be part of this future and be a ‘critical engaged artist’ of innovative and artistic concepts which combine entrepreneurial and social issues? Does your imagination go beyond the limits of science and arts? Do you think in terms of projects rather than classes? If so, iArts is the answer. iArts stands for interdisciplinary Arts, an intensive international three-year Bachelor’s programme for the creative and intelligent multitalented. It builds bridges between the arts, sciences, society and entrepreneurship. This hybrid is a joint initiative of the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts, the Maastricht Academy of Music, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University and Van Eyck. The programme is an exciting cross-over of artistic skills, academic reflection, research and entrepreneurship. They are connected in projects and seminars with a strong focus on today’s societal issues. This makes iArts the first bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands to link interdisciplinarity in the arts to academic scholarship and partners outside of the academy. Projects The iArts programme is a 4 year bachelor’s programme within 3 years. This means it is a very intense, high-density programme. In the course of the programme you’ll work on a series of projects. You’ll invent creative and original solutions for current social and cultural issues, in the form of artistic products or artful interventions. Think installations, films, performances, and games. Think meetings, publications, plans, and enterprises. Each and every intervention will be the result of interdisciplinary teamwork. Your teachers are experts in their fields and have experience with interdisciplinary encounters. The study programme is built up around four domains; Arts & Society, Arts & Science, Arts & Entrepreneurship and Arts & Culture. The blocks are projects connected to domains, which are organized together with different partners in the world from the Arts, Sciences and Society. Next to fulfill these projects there will be courses with theory and the methods and techniques to become a ‘critical engaged artist’. The theory will be based upon art history, contemporary art theory, philosophy, marketing, management, creative writing, art and communication. Baseline In addition to the projects, the curriculum consists of a baseline: an in-depth programme with attention for theory, skills training and reflection. In theory education, disciplines such as art history, art analysis, dramaturgy, philosophy, text analysis and sociology are drawn on in order to explore specific themes addressed in project education in more depth. Examples of skills training are singing, design skills and Multi Media training. Focus During the programme, you’ll further develop your own direction of artistic and intellectual growth. You’ll also learn how to manage your projects professionally and make them financially viable. In the second year, there is time to further train your capacities in projects with external partners. In the third year, you’ll develop and complete a graduation project of your own. You’ll write a graduation thesis in which you describe the research done in preparation of your graduation, the concept you developed based on this research, and your artistic working process, as well as the entrepreneurial aspects of your entire graduation project. Next to the thesis, your graduation project consists of an artistic part for which you can choose your own artistic medium. Formal requirements - pre-university secondary education (or equivalent) - evidence of artistic aptitude - advanced in English - collaborative skills Where? iArts is located in the heart of Maastricht, a European centre of culture and home to 11,000 students. The city’s numerous festivals and events reflect its diverse cultural and historical influences. A candidate for European Capital of Culture in 2018, Maastricht is investing in an inspiring, multifaceted cultural climate. [-]

Bachelor in Product Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Product Design is about constantly examining the relationship between products and their users. There are all sorts of products and they are everywhere, from the purely functional to those that make a statement. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Product Design is about constantly examining the relationship between products and their users. There are all sorts of products and they are everywhere, from the purely functional to those that make a statement. Emerging new technologies are triggering debate about the foundations of existing ideas about product design, use and the product economy. The free use of new distribution and production opportunities are creating major opportunities for product designers now. At its core, product design is about questioning and redefining what already exists. This is why, as a product designer, you develop meaning and think about appearance. An important part of your course is discovering and developing materials, often new ones, and production processes by literally ‘getting your hands dirty’. You could even go one step further: to not be afraid to dismantle the existing, both in a physical and a conceptual sense as well as in terms of production and distribution. In doing so, you develop new ideas and ways of use; you dive deeply into the consequences of designing in practice. Examples are aspects such as environmental and social sustainability. As a product designer, you are thus not limited to existing instruments, but you either adapt these instruments or you design your own instruments. This goes beyond the product itself: product design is not limited to tangible things, but it can also result into a process or a service. In short, product designers are people who see themselves as experimental, research-driven, collaborative and entrepreneurial in imagining how products can change our future. Creating Pioneers Our successful Lifestyle alumni include: Suzanne van Beest (nominated for the Electrolux Design Lab Competition and listed in HOT100) and Isaac Monté (winner of the Drempel Award 2013 and the Henri Winkelman Award 2013; currently he is Head of the Department of Product Design at The Academy of Design in Colombo/Sri Lanka). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor in Fashion Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

In their designs, fashion designers work from a creative and critical vision of current developments in fashion and society. Fashion is about visual communication: how do you communicate your designs in various media? [+]

In their designs, fashion designers work from a creative and critical vision of current developments in fashion and society. Fashion is about visual communication: how do you communicate your designs in various media? You learn to define and discover trends and to respond to the market needs of consumers. By developing your own vision and signature in the fashion industry, you will learn about shape, colour and material. During your studies you will work on real items of clothing, collections and all-round presentations. Using the human body as starting point, you learn to explore how fashion works and how to design interdisciplinary and cross media collections. You will learn to design using 2D and 3D techniques, skills and studying imagery, and will develop your own signature in the world of women’s wear, men’s wear or fabrics/textiles. You learn how to use your knowledge and craftsmanship to show current directions in fashion or its ability to push boundaries and applicability and present these. You learn about different disciplines and to deal with deadlines. Apart from pure fashion, you also study illustration, photography and digital media and take part in project-oriented learning around a fashion issue. Apart from designing, you also take part in projects such as drawing, pattern designing, photo styling or moulage. During your course you will be assessed on your talent, your ability to work freely, originality and the development of your own vision and signature with the wider profession. You can further specialise and widen your skills by taking minors. You can gain international experience through an internship and/or an exchange in a city such as Paris, London, Antwerp, Stockholm, Berlin or New York. After graduating, you can work as a fashion designer, pattern designer, brand visualiser or stylist. Creating Pioneers Our successful Fashion alumni include: Jonathan Christopher Hofwegen (winner Designer for Tomorrow and Henri Winkelman Award 2013; at present working for Karl Lagerfeld); Maryam Kordbacheh (nominated for Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography); Daisy Kroon (designer); AJ Mets (designer); Margreeth Olsthoorn (shop owner); Arie Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek (Exactitudes); Stella Verdult (La Coste/Zara); Katinka Feijs (Chloé, Paris); Saskia van Langevelde (Vogue, Elle); Valerie Romers (Supertrash); Serena Asselman (V&D); Yentl Oomen, Katrien Baaij and Niels Brinkman (G-Star); Corina Diepen­Stolk (Sissy Boy); Leontine Hagoort, Henriette Visser (Bijenkorf); Sandra Cruden (Kyuchi and Diesel); Wendela van Dijk (shop owner); Peter Jeroense (fashion illustrator); Anja Koops (stylist/editor); Linda Korver (H&M Stockholm); and Marjolein Stormezand. PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor in Illustration

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

You will develop into a designer that is specialised in creating applied images and visuals. Illustration is becoming increasingly more visible in our strongly visually-oriented communication culture. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. You will develop into a designer that is specialised in creating applied images and visuals. Illustration is becoming increasingly more visible in our strongly visually-oriented communication culture. You will focus on three areas of research that you will examine both from theory and from practice. These are: storytelling – telling a story through images; information design – creating information in images; authorship – expressing personal opinions through images. The curriculum consists of quarterly projects, at the core of which you do research into these three areas and their relationship to international professional practice. You will work on various products including print media, web design, games, animation, info-graphics and spatial designs. In doing so, you will meet professional designers and illustrators while exploring new and innovative ways of applying illustrations. The use of digital media and cross media plays an important role in each quarter. International experience and training can be done through exchanges at various institutes abroad, including in Los Angeles, Boston, Berlin, Copenhagen and Tokyo. After earning your bachelor degree, you can continue and to a master, for example our Master Design. There are also options available to do particular masters in illustration courses in other countries in Europe and in the United States. As an illustrator, you learn to professionalise your craft both independently and in a team, and you develop the mind-set that is expected of you in contemporary professional practice – you are in touch with the world, critical and searching for your own imagery and vision. After graduating, you can work as a freelance illustrator, enter into collaboration with other illustrators or designers, or position yourself as a production or design company. Creating Pioneers Our successful Illustration alumni include: Daniel Rozenberg (Dadara); Luuk Bode; Raoul Deleo; Misja Baas (Guerilla Games); Willem Lagerwaard; Deborah van der Schaaf; Eelco van den Berg; Johan Kleinjan; Simon Buijs (Bobby Pola); Jaron Korvinus & Daan Mens (StudioSpass); Denise van Leeuwen; Eva Galesloot; Loes Riphagen; Jelmer Noordeman & Koen Harmsma (Bier&Brood); Basto Elbers (Sober Industries); Miel Krutzman and Telmo Pieper (TelmoMiel). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor in Audiovisual Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Audiovisual media play a major role in information provision, education and entertainment. In our department you will learn to develop images and sound. You will learn about sound and camera techniques, software techniques, production methods and concept development. [+]

Audiovisual media play a major role in information provision, education and entertainment. In our department you will learn to develop images and sound. You will learn about sound and camera techniques, software techniques, production methods and concept development. These elements will bring you to the heart of the AV profession – to tell a story through narrative film. You learn, together with a crew, to develop a production. In this work, it is not only the operational side that is important, but especially the artistic content. You analyse assignments and develop original concepts for them. You will develop into an author with a personal vision of reality. Our tutors have backgrounds in both theory and professional practice. They are researchers, script-editors, AV designers, motion graphic designers, interactive designers, autonomous artists, editors, camera and sound people. We expect from you some basic knowledge on how to use imagery and of the audiovisual profession. You also have the drive to tell stories. Experimentation and risk taking are essential, and mistakes are permitted. You learn to reflect on your own work and the work of your fellow students. You will work on assignments given by clients and on assignments that you generate yourself from your own fascinations. You will explore your own imagery, and learn to work in a team. You will learn to pitch your ideas and to communicate with clients, crew and the audience. Ultimately, you will work on an end product that will be shown to audiences. In the first six terms, you will learn to develop audiovisual productions. You will make one-minute productions for release on the internet or on TV, shorts for cinemas, audiovisual installations for VJs or for projection onto buildings, internet virals or autonomous audiovisual productions, images for a video wall or a first person documentary. Halfway through your second year you will go deeper into the knowledge and storytelling techniques from the first six terms. In the third year, you will do an internship and in the last year you will do a minor in one of the three Practices: Autonomous, Social or Commercial. After graduating, you can work as an all-round audiovisual designer, an interactive audiovisual producer, director or motion graphics designer. Creating Pioneers Our successful Audiovisual Design alumni include: Willem Baptist (winner Golden Gate Award); Roeland de Bruïne (known for the TV format ‘Truman’); Michel van den Burg (listed in the HOT100); Jeroen Houben (known for the videos ‘Sef’ and ‘Yellow Claw’ and the short film ‘Sorry’); Jurjen Versteeg (Vimeo Award winner and From Form founder and partner); and Bero Beyer (known for ‘Paradise Now’). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Are you passionate about culture? Do you like sitting front row – be it at music festivals, Shakespearean tragedies, art-house-films, television series, cutting edge exhibitions or poetry slams? And are you interested in developing new skills for analyzing and describing your experiences from a range of theoretical perspectives? Are you ready to join the social and political debate on the arts? Then the Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen is just the thing for you. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. The programme focuses on art in its various forms: fine arts, literature, music, theatre, film and digital media. The approach is both interdisciplinary and multi-medial: you will not only analyse these art forms in and by themselves, but also learn to compare and contrast them. You are invited to explore art and culture from a number of theoretical, historical, political and social perspectives, incorporating European, North American and global views on (the value of) culture. Arts and Culture Studies teaches you to discern differences between art forms, and between contemporary and historical valuations of art; explain how arts and culture are socially, politically and ideologically constructed; apply theoretical notions to analyze works of art or cultural phenomena; formulate a clear and well-founded vision on art and (popular) culture; write academically sound essays that contribute to current debates on art and culture. Arts and Culture Studies is the leading programme in culture studies in the Netherlands: it has been ranked first in the authoritative Elsevier ranking seven times in a row (2009-2015). Why study at Radboud University You will be trained by an international staff of leading researchers in the humanities; As a first-year student, you will have your own lecturer-mentor who will help you find your way in your studies and settle down in Nijmegen; The programme includes skill learning courses (Academic writing, Academic communication and Professional skills) in which you learn how to present, discuss and write academic papers and how to participate in current debate; Throughout the programme, you are encouraged to engage in small but challenging research projects of your own, individually or in small groups; During class, the academic staff enjoys and encourages discussion and student participation. Study programme Year one The first year of the Bachelor's introduces you to the history of the arts (from literature to theatre, music, fine arts and film, and from the classics to digital art), to theories of culture, and to methods of analysis. It also encourages you to consider the question of the importance of art: how to truly appreciate the value of art and culture in today’s society? Year two The second year broadens the scope and includes courses offering both European and North American perspectives - on popular culture, American music and art, cultural diversity, globalisation, and intertextuality. Year three The third year deepens your understanding of culture, with three in-depth courses on visual culture and mass culture, and three courses reflecting on different aspects of the culture industry: Popular aesthetics, Screen cultures and The culture of fashion. Study abroad Are you interested in broadening your horizons? Radboud University offers you the exciting opportunity to study or do an internship abroad as part of your Bachelor’s programme. Spending time abroad during your studies is a great way to develop yourself, have exciting new experiences, and gain a competitive advantage with future employers. International experience can be valuable in many ways, and we encourage all of our students to look at the possibilities available for going abroad. Career prospects The jobs you might find yourself doing after graduating from the Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies are extremely varied. The cultural field is as diverse as it is big and it’s continually expanding, creating lots of new potential jobs. We therefore expect there will be and more and more demand for people with an expertise in arts and culture. To give you an idea of possible jobs, here a sample of jobs our graduates are now doing: Trend watcher for companies; Consultant art education for an educational organisation; Consultant ‘quality television’ for a national commercial television station; Cultural policy-maker for the government; Festival organiser; Webmaster at a museum; Journalist; Programme organiser at a film festival; Admission requirements As an international student your prior education must meet certain requirements.... [-]

Bachelor in Spatial Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Cities, buildings, interiors. These have major influences on how we experience our world. In spatial design, we look at the urban environment and at indoor and outdoor spaces at small and large scale. It is a discipline in which cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical affinity come together creatively. [+]

Cities, buildings, interiors. These have major influences on how we experience our world. In spatial design, we look at the urban environment and at indoor and outdoor spaces at small and large scale. It is a discipline in which cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical affinity come together creatively. You learn to deal with complex tasks and situations that society faces. You learn to develop your own vision and to translate it into concrete design practice. The method of learning is through projects which cover current themes such as repurposing of buildings, sustainability and identity. In previous years, these themes included ‘quick-visit museums’, a flagship store for a new brand, a ‘long stay hotel’ in an industrial area of Rotterdam, a multi-cultural theatre in a church in Zuidwijk (Rotterdam), and an overhaul of empty buildings in the inner city of Rotterdam. While working on design projects, you take practical classes on analysis; the application of materials; architecture; model (maquette) building techniques; draughtsmanship; software programmes; techniques for light, colour, texture; and presentation techniques; next to that you take subject related theory and history. And of course you can do an exchange abroad in for example Barcelona, Glasgow or Helsinki. After completing the course, you can work as an interior designer, assistant architect, designer of interior or exterior objects, exhibition designer or spatial designer. You could also further specialise to gain a Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design at WdKA’s Piet Zwart Institute, or at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. Creating Pioneers Our successful Spatial Design alumni include: Tom van Odijk & David Baars (TomDavid Architecten); Dennis Vedder; Edwin van de Velde; the duo Daniëlle Linscheer & Joyce Brouwer (known from Hostel/Atelier Ani & Haakien); and Ashley Govers (From Form, founder and partner). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor in Lifestyle

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Lifestyle takes an important place in the commercial market of fashion and interior, but the market is far more diverse. Art and culture, nutrition and health, media and politics are part of it. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Lifestyle is everything. It is a term of which the expression is not limited to specific products, but in which the context is key. Its expression is used to map individuals, a culture or a sub-culture in terms of style. Identity is therefore a key concept in the lifestyle major while the term ‘daily life’ is at its heart. What do you eat? What do you wear? How do you transport yourself? Defining ‘daily life’ is a methodology to develop ideas to expand your focus from your own ‘domestic domain’ to ‘worldwide communities’ and to analyse their characteristic codes. Lifestyle takes an important place in the commercial market of fashion and interior, but the market is far more diverse. Art and culture, nutrition and health, media and politics are part of it. The market is a meeting place for opportunities. This is the place where the lifestyler sets change in motion at both micro and macro levels, locally and globally. Important traits in this subject are curiosity, affinity with style, interest in recent history and antennas for Zeitgeist. You also need to be able to read and write and be willing to bury yourself into a subject in order to develop intuition. Only then will you hopefully attain the courage to position yourself as an expert and to advise to and about a market that has not yet reached the masses. The term ‘lifestyle’ has developed from a fashion related term into an active anthropological term, a medium which helps us define, create, communicate, influence and safeguard identity. The lifestyler’s profession is evolving and the lifestyler is expected to be adventurous, almost an activist, in a changing world full of challenges; a world in which the contemporary multi-disciplinary professional practice is not easy to define. Should the Erasmus Medical Centre develop a new diet in the future, the development team should include a lifestyler on top of a doctor, a nutritionist and a facility manager! Creating Pioneers Our successful Lifestyle alumni include: Dorian Jurne Blanke & Rose Schildwacht (Rossi & Blake); Bibi Middelburg (honourable mention TWOTY Upcoming Talent); and Paulien Routs (winner TWOTY Upcoming Talent and listed in the HOT100). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]