Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts Studies in Netherlands

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Fine Arts Studies

A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands is referred to as "Dutch". A modern European country today, Netherlands preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. The Netherlands has many universities. The country has recently converted their own titles into the bachelor/master system. There are two types of universities: Academic (focussing more on theoretical knowledge, aka "Universiteit") or Applied Sciences (focussing more on practical knowledge, aka "Hogeschool")

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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 Fine Arts Studies 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 in Photography

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

You will develop into an image specialist who – in your individual and questioning way – uses photography as a tool to portray a world in ways that are thought provoking and visually challenging. [+]

You will develop into an image specialist who – in your individual and questioning way – uses photography as a tool to portray a world in ways that are thought provoking and visually challenging. You relate to the world through images. In doing so, you use your knowledge of the features of the medium of photography. Because in a broad sense, photographic images have their own character, offer specific opportunities and have a special position in the current visual culture. As a photographer, you also have knowledge of the language and meanings of images and you can apply these for your own purposes. The inter-connected curriculum looks at imagery, photography techniques, theoretical research knowledge, skills and understanding. International professional reality remains a crucial aspect of the programme. The curriculum is project oriented and stimulates a dynamic work situation in which students experiment, explore, make and reflect, and in so doing constantly come into contact with new environments, challenges and issues. The curriculum also looks at the continuously changing professional practice of today’s photographers. These days, the medium of photography is not restricted to a handful of professionals – almost everyone takes photos, often digital photos, and more and more people are able to digitally edit them. While everybody records their lives, manipulates their photos and publishes them on their own platforms such as social media and blogs, the professional photographer maintains the overview of the professional field and reflects on it. Photography is increasingly about the way in which the images’ uniqueness relates to the world, not only in terms of the visual culture, but to society in general. This means that you not only need the ability to create strong and very individual images, but images that strongly relate to photography as a medium. You also need to be able to collaborate with others and to make connections with your surroundings such as to other image creators, society, your public, in order to create work that stands out from the snapshots on social media. Creating Pioneers Our successful Photography alumni include: Barry van Leeuwen (nominated for the Photo Academy Awards); Marylene Rutten (winner of the Drempel Award); Marijke Groeneveld (winner of the Leiden Photography Festival); Csilla Klenyánszki; Benjamin Li; and Erik Kroes. 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 Fine Arts

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

You develop your artistic talent through multi-facetted training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, conceptual development, technical skills, communication and presentation of and entrepreneurship in the arts. [+]

Best Bachelors in Fine Arts Studies in Netherlands 2017. You develop your artistic talent through multi-facetted training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, conceptual development, technical skills, communication and presentation of and entrepreneurship in the arts. Theory is also a part of the study programme. Research skills will give you the ability to learn in-depth about the richness of art history and to make a link to current discourse in the arts. By doing quarterly projects in which all the aspects of the profession are addressed, you will learn to collaborate with others and to organise and document your activities. You will work towards a personal artistic plan that you will develop with your tutors. You will focus on the international side of the profession, on current practice or on continuing your studies to master level. You will also look at working in public space and at the many new possibilities that the digital domain offers. In the last phase of your programme, you will apply the knowledge you have gained about your subject to study areas that are derived from current developments in culture and society. You choose a graduation specialisation and during your course concentrate on a Practice, choosing from Autonomous, Social or Commercial Practices. Your work is demanding and requires, on top of talent, a great affinity with expressive arts and a feeling for tradition as well as daring to experiment. You can enter into exchanges with other institutes in cities such as Berlin, Marseille or Vancouver to gain international work experience and learning. After graduating, you can continue your studies in a master degree, for example the Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute. 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. [-]