Bachelor in Art & Technology
Art & Technology
Ba in Art & Technology
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The world we live in, is changing radically and very rapidly, because of the speed at which technology is developing. Living with a lot of technology becomes self-evident, as a result of which information is there for the taking or even imposed upon people. Communication possibilities are literally and figuratively unlimited, in which creativity plays a crucial part. Society develops in such a way that the participating people are playing an (inter)active role in a partly self-chosen virtual world. The increasing independence of the individual which comes with this development, will lead to a spectacular expansion of choices, which is related to boundless designing, spreading and sharing information.
The studies of Art and Technology want to keep educating students for management and creative jobs, in which perspective and looking ahead in thinking and working guarantee creative, innovative and ethically sound contributions to society. People interested in becoming our students have to be creative and interested in technology. They should have the ability to share knowledge, skills and opinions, bring these up for discussion and take the responsibility for its contents. The student’s assignment will be to work independently and acquire competencies which are linked to the final attainment levels. To reach this, the academy pays a lot of attention to the development of communicative and management skills, as a result of which the students will be able to share their helicopter view with colleagues, employees and customers.
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First and second year
In the first two years you will create a broad base of competences for the rest of your education. An extensive package of basic disciplines from the domains of Art, Technology and Social science will be integrated in so-called educational clusters and projects. In the clusters you will practice knowledge and skills. You will work in a group at projects. The course is structured thematically.
During the first two years the emphasis is on conceptual, design technical and directional knowledge and skills. The lectures are introductory and prepare you for independent study and making use of a lot of reference material. From the start you will get support from a student supervisor and all your productions and propositions will be collected in a portfolio.
In this phase a lot of thought is being put into vocational guidance by means of excursions and productions for the commercial project office of the school.
In the first year, the emphasis lays on learning the rules. In the second year on breaking the rules creatively.
Third and fourth year
Art and Technology has five graduation domains. Students can graduate in one of these graduation profiles:
- Concept Development
In this phase specialization and focus on professionalism play a central role. Teamwork stays important in projects, but the emphasis lays at individual work.
After the internship you will do a minor and after that you will determine what profession suits best for you. On base of that you will choose a graduation domain. Together with the graduation coach you will write a plan to describe the content of the rest of the graduation fase. Within the chosen graduation domain you can choose your own specialties, depending on your professional picture. You will be guided by teachers who are specialized in these specialties.
The third year is focussed on methodological investigation, specialisation (orientation) and industrial placement (trainee practice) and a minor.The fourth year is focussed on methodological investigation, specialisation and graduation study with a company.
First of all you have to meet the general entry requirements. Besides that, the following applies to all students wanting to enrol in Art & Technology.
If possible, you take part in the regular application process. If this is not possible, you need to submit a CV, testimonials, a letter of motivation and an interactive portfolio (website, weblog, Flickr album or something similar) to prove your previously acquired technical skills and the ability to design. By means of an assessment (by telephone or via Skype) it will be established if your communicative skills are sufficient for admission to the course. The result is final and binding.
Download the factsheet with more information about the additional requirements.
For students who graduate from Art & Technology there are a great many job opportunities in various disciplines. You can find employment at multimedia or internet companies, but there is also a great demand from advertising companies, research institutes, audio-video companies or Communication and IT agencies. The Art & Technology programme covers a wide range of subjects and enables you both to acquire a management post which involves leading a multimedia team of specialists and to work as a producer yourself. In the near future there will be an even larger demand for A&T graduates.