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 design field is incredibly broad in its scope, offering a wide variety of career opportunities. Professionals working in this discipline employ creative and problem solving skills to answer consumer, business and institutional needs in both the public and private sectors.

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 - 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.... [-]

Bachelor in Fashion Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 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. At our Fashion Design department you will learn how to apply your knowledge and artisanship in order to forecast fashion trends and to push boundaries. Fashion designers work from the perspective of a creative and critical vision of contemporary developments in fashion and society. As a student of Fashion Design, you will learn to define and discover trends, and to respond to the market needs of consumers. You will be working within a project-based curriculum on actual articles of clothing, collections and all-round presentations. Fashion designers work from the perspective of a creative and critical vision of contemporary developments in fashion and society. Fashion is also about visual communication: how do you communicate your designs through various media? You will be exploring concepts such as shape, colour and material. You will be working on actual articles of clothing, collections and all-round presentations. Starting from the perspective of the human body, of actual people, you will explore how clothing and fashion actually work. You will learn how to design interdisciplinary and cross-media collections. By mastering 2D and 3D design techniques and skills and by studying imagery, you will develop your own distinctive visual style in the field of women’s wear, men’s wear or fabrics/textiles. You will learn how to apply your knowledge and artisanship in order to forecast fashion trends and to push boundaries. You will be learning to work within different disciplines, and how to deal with deadlines. In addition to fashion design,... [-]

Bachelor in Audiovisual Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

Operational and artistic dimensions go hand in hand Audio-visual media play a key role in providing information, in education and in entertainment. The major Audiovisual Design teaches you to design using image and sound. You will be learning audio and camera techniques, software techniques, production methods and concept development. Our tutors all have a solid theoretical and professional background: they are researchers, script editors, audio-visual designers, motion graphic designers, interactive designers, visual artists, editors, and camera or audio technicians. The student is expected to have a basic level of prior knowledge in the field of audio-visual design and working with images, as well as an interest in storytelling. Students are expected to explore and take risks, to accept (and even embrace) failure. You will be learning to reflect upon your own work and that of your fellow students. The assignments you will be working on will partly be defined by a client, and partly by your own areas of interest. You will be developing your own visual language. You will be learning to work collaboratively within a team. You will be learning to pitch and to communicate your ideas to clients, to a crew and to the public. Eventually you will be working on the realisation of a final product suitable for a public showing. In the first part of your studies, 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... [-]

Bachelor in Product Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 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 Design in Netherlands 2017. The widespread application of new methods of distribution and production are now providing major new opportunities for today’s product designers. Product Design is about constantly examining the relationship between the user and the product. There are all kinds of products and they are everywhere; from the purely functional to those that make a statement or tell a story. The widespread application of new methods of distribution and production are now providing major new opportunities for today’s product designers. Product Design is about constantly examining the relationship between products and their users. There are all kinds of products and they are everywhere, from the purely functional to those that make a statement. At its core, product design is all about questioning and redefining that which already exists. This is why product designers develop meaning and think about appearance. Emerging technologies have already triggered fundamental debates on the future of well-established ideas regarding product design, the use of products, and the product economy. The widespread application of new methods of distribution and production are now providing major new opportunities for today’s product designers. An important aspect of the study programme is the discovery and development – by literally ‘getting your hands dirty’ – of (new) materials and production processes. You could even go one step further: by not being afraid to dismantle that which already exists, in both a physical and a conceptual sense, as well as in terms of production and distribution. In doing... [-]

Bachelor in Lifestyle

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 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 Transformation Design We are now heading into a period of further transformations that will deeply impact our lives on a personal, social and economic level. How are lifestyles influenced by the dynamic nature of today’s societies? What is the impact of innovation on our daily lives? Can we change lifestyles is such a way that they can better face the challenges of the future? Lifestyle Design students should be innovative, visionary and determined. Students familiarise themselves with methods such as future thinking, design thinking and storytelling, and learn to apply these methods in their research. You will develop essential skills such as conceptual thinking and the ability to formulate and develop a vision, and learn how to apply these skills in the design process. Collaboration with fellow students, both within and outside your own discipline, as well as international crossovers, are also an essential part of the design process. In order to arrive at a convincing visual representation and communication of your end product or solution, in which styling plays a key role, you will be studying visual techniques such as photography, audio-visual media, web design and graphic design. You will also be familiarising yourself with a variety of (production) methods, from traditional crafts to cutting-edge technologies. The curriculum addresses a wide range of topics: mobility, the knowledge economy, technologies, food, health, relationships, retail, art and culture, etc. Representatives from the professional market will participate in the projects as clients or partners, sharing with you their extensive knowledge and... [-]

Bachelor in Illustration

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 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. We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction. Students of the Illustration department at the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) learn to work and study together as a community. Within this community, the department actively encourages the broad range of learning opportunities made possible by contributions from individuals of various backgrounds and various approaches to illustration. We aim to avoid constraining students within specific branches of illustration. We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction. The focus within the department is on three specific areas of the profession: narrative, informative, and authorial illustration. We want students to be able to share stories, provide information and express opinions through visual works. We focus on products such as publications, animations, installations, events, identities and games. During the four-year study programme, students progress from an initial focus on their major specialisation of Illustration, toward becoming skillful interdisciplinary practitioners active within either commercial, social or autonomous professional practices. We prepare our students for career opportunities in the creative industries. Our alumni work as freelancers, within collectives, or for commercial or institutional employers. Students also have the opportunity of participating in an exchange programme with partner institutes in: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Clients of WdKA alumni... [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

As a graphic designer, you connect your fascination and observations to those of your clients, other designers and the public. Graphic Design educates a new generation of designers who are engaged, critical, curious and able to relate to the public and clients from an artistic and independent position. We educate makers who – by exploring the responsibility and power of graphic design – are able to relate to social, cultural, political, commercial and technological issues in contemporary society. Graphic designers want to communicate. Give shape to information in words and images, and tell a story to a specific audience through various media. Design identity and interact with users. As a graphic designer, you connect your fascination and observations to those of your clients, other designers and the public. You 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. What we expect from you is an individual, always questioning, open and enterprising attitude towards the subject, towards society, the media, the Willem de Kooning Academy and, not least, towards yourself. Continuous self-reflection during your... [-]

Bachelor in Animation

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 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’. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in Netherlands 2017. Our department Animation focuses intensively on applicability and concept development, in addition to the development of the student’s craftsmanship and skills. Animation is encountered in films, television series, games, augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive applications/apps, commercials, simulations and informational films. There is also a wide variety of formats, from traditional 2D animation and 3D computer techniques to stop-motion and digital cut-out animation. Animation combines technology with narratives. Animation was made possible by technological advances during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when illusionists became filmmakers. The art form continues to be shaped by technological developments. Animation also has a profound influence on the ways in which societies function and communicate. The animator who is aware of these evolutionary developments also knows the future of the profession and, perhaps more importantly, is in tune with relevant developments in society. The term ‘animation’ comes from the Latin ‘anima’, which means soul, spirit or life. Animation thus literally means ‘bringing to life’. Anyone who has ever made a simple flip book has experienced the enchantment of seeing your own drawings come to life. Animation is first and foremost a means of communication. Animators have stories to tell. Animation is thus a means rather than an end in itself. Our department focuses intensively on applicability and concept development, in addition to the development of the student’s craftsmanship and skills. The first two years of the study programme mostly consists of basic skills development. You will learn several... [-]