AI Design

Discover how AI can revolutionise your design process. This specialisation explores the new ways to interact with AI as a creative partner. This specialisation isn't just about theory; it's about doing. Collaborate with AI to develop fresh ideas, streamline your workflow with AI-powered tools, and tackle the ethical considerations involved.

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Useful to know

Start February
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

During this specialisation, you will:

  • explore the power of designing for AI, using its capabilities to improve user experiences.
  • collaborate directly with AI, using it as a creative partner.
  • design through AI, discovering how to streamline your workflow and open doors innovations.
  • confront challenges by designing against AI, ensuring ethics, fairness, and transparency play tier roles.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme and academic coordinator, Erik Hekman.

The programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:

Course unit title
AI Design

Please note that the program reflects a (logical) bundle of subjects and should be followed as such. It is not possible to combine (two or more) programs in one single period.

In our Course Guide you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. The course guide for this programme is expected to be published in August 2024. Once it's available, you can download it here for your convenience.

There are no additional requirements to enter this exchange programme.

English CEFR level B2.

Please note: You may be asked to take a language assessment test before the start of the programme. If your English language skills are below the required level, you may not be able to enter the course, as you need to be able to actively participate in (parts of) the programme. In all cases, the programme manager makes the final decision.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit our practical information page to help you prepare your stay. It is also important to start arranging a living space as soon as possible. Our housing pages will help you on your way. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

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Why choose HU?

  • Let AI enhance your creativity

    The AI Design specialisation gives you the skills and knowledge to design innovative and creative AI-powered experiences. Combining theory and practice, you will gain a deep understanding of AI technologies and how they can be applied to real-world problems.

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Benefits of the Utrecht Science Park Campus

    On Utrecht Science Park (USP) you'll find the universities' buildings, student housing, cafés, a sports centre, and much more. With excellent transport links to Utrecht city centre and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle.

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