Bachelor's Degree in Design in Netherlands

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A Bachelor's degree can lead educational doors, provide opportunity for career advancement, or lay the groundwork for the pursuit of an advanced degree. Our goal is to help prospective students navigate the program selection process successfully. We do things easy by streamlining the search.

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 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. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in Netherlands 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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? [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in Netherlands 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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 Design 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... [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Graphic designers want to communicate. They want to give shape to information in words and images, and tell a story to a specific audience through various media. They design identity and interact with users. [+]

Graphic designers want to communicate. They want to give shape to information in words and images, and tell a story to a specific audience through various media. They design identity and interact with users. Graphic designers connect their fascination and observations to those of their clients, other designers and the public. They want to have a presence everywhere where communication is needed. The profession of graphic design has a long tradition. The basis of the discipline is the design of print such as books, house styles and posters. In recent decades, graphic design has broadened to include different forms of media such as websites, apps, film and video, interactive installations, exhibitions and interventions in public space. These developments mean that graphic design is rarely clear-cut. It is in the process of transformation and creates much space for innovation. At the start of your study, you will learn about the wide range of possibilities. This phase emphasises knowledge and skills of the ‘tools’ of graphic design such as idea development and design-driven research, language and typography, creating images and ‘hands-on’ exploration of the potential of the different media and technologies. Developing your own aesthetic sense in application is essential. What is your message? What meaning or effect does it have? Which media is the best and who is it for? The emphasis of the second part of your major is on specialisation. You will concentrate on editorial design, information design, identity design and strategic design. What we expect from you is... [-]

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. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in Netherlands 2017. 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... [-]

Bachelor in Animation

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

The term ‘animation’ is derived from the Latin word ‘anima’, which means ‘soul’. Thus, ‘animation’ literally means ‘to incite, to bring to life’. Freely translated, animation is the bringing across of meaning or emotion through the movement of an inanimate object. A rather more technical definition is ‘the suggestion of movement through consecutive images in changing situations’. [+]

The term ‘animation’ is derived from the Latin word ‘anima’, which means ‘soul’. Thus, ‘animation’ literally means ‘to incite, to bring to life’. Freely translated, animation is the bringing across of meaning or emotion through the movement of an inanimate object. A rather more technical definition is ‘the suggestion of movement through consecutive images in changing situations’. We view animation initially as a means of communication. Animators have stories to tell. Animation is thus a means and not an end in itself. This is the reason that the faculty devotes much attention to applicability and concept development on top of acquiring craftsmanship and skills. Animations are found in films, adult and children television series, games, interactive applications and apps, commercials, simulations and information films. Even the appearance is hugely diverse, ranging from traditional 2D animation in classic cartoons and 3D computer technology to stop motion and digital cut outs. We focus on the strongly growing market with its wide diversity of applications on all sorts of platforms, from interactive applications to commercials, whose demand for the translation of large amounts of data into easy to ‘read’ images is radically increasing. The first two years of the study programme mostly consists of basic skills development. You will learn several different techniques, principles and theory, initially from simple resources, but as you progress the projects will become more complex and your instruments will become more advanced. You yourself will determine the professional area in which you will develop. The second half emphasises... [-]

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. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in Netherlands 2017. 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... [-]

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.... [-]