Studying in Flanders

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In Flanders higher education is organised in universities and university colleges according to the bachelor/master structure.

Professionally oriented bachelor's degrees

Professionally oriented bachelor's degrees (180 ECTS) are primarily aimed at professional practice and offer students a direct entry
point to the labour market. Professional bachelor's students can obtain a master's degree after following a bridge programme.
They can also follow advanced bachelor's and master's degree programmes.

Listed below are all professionally oriented degree programmes and the city in which they are organised:

Construction Technology (Brussels), Film-TV-Video (Brussels), Interior Design (Brussels and Ghent), Photography (Brussels),Visual Communication (Ghent).


Academically oriented bachelor's and master's degrees

The main objective of academically oriented bachelor's degrees (180 ECTS) is continuation to a master's degree. These degree programmes
not only teach students how to carry a creation through to completion, but also how to situate their practice in the context of the art world.

Master's degrees (60 or 120 ECTS) are always academically oriented and aim to bring students to an advanced level of knowledge and skills,
necessary for the autonomous exercise of the arts or sciences, or for the application of scientific or artistic knowledge in the independent practice of a profession.

Listed below are all academically oriented degree programmes and the city in which they are organized.

Audiovisual Arts
LUCA offers four pathways within audiovisual arts:
— Animation Film (Brussels and Genk)
— Film Directing (Brussels)
— Television – Film (Genk)
— Communication & Media Design (Genk)

  •  Game Design
  • Interaction Design

DOC Nomads
Erasmus Mundus master's degree (Brussels)

Drama (Leuven)

Music (Leuven)
Six pathways related to music are available for students:
— Composition
— Conducting
— Instrument/Voice
— Jazz
— Music Education
— Music Therapy

Product Design (Genk)

Visual Arts
Students opting for visual arts can choose one out of five pathways:
— Photography (Brussels and Genk)
— Graphic Design (Brussels and Ghent)

  • The degree programme in Brussels offers a choice between Comic Strip Design/Graphic Storytelling and Media and Information Design.
  • The degree programme in Ghent focuses on editorial and conceptual design, typography, digital design, publishing and book design.

— Fine Art (Brussels and Ghent)

  • Students on the Brussels campus can opt for painting, printmaking, sculpture and project studio.
  • The following disciplines can be studied in Ghent: photography, printmaking & drawing, illustration, ceramics & glass, mixed media, painting or sculpture.

— Textile Design (Ghent)
Advanced bachelor's and master's degrees
In addition to bachelor's and master's degrees, Flemish universities and colleges offer continuous learning in the form of advanced bachelor's and master's degrees.

Music (Leuven)
Advanced master's degrees

Doctoral programme
LUCA School of Arts organises seminars for researchers and PhD students in the Arts.
These seminars are organised by the different research groups of LUCA and they focus on topics and methods that are of specific importance to the field of artistic research.
In addition, two seminars are organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture.
PhD students can also take part in seminars organised by the Doctoral School for the Humanities & Social Sciences of KU Leuven.

Teacher Training (Ghent, Leuven)

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