Audio and Visual Design

Do you enjoy designing and creating things? And do you have an open and experimental attitude? Are you curious about new creative media applications and do you want to look beyond the design of a website? Then this programme is for you!

During HU's Audio and Visual Design Exchange Programme, you develop various media products that are truly distinctive, so if you want to enrich your portfolio with a special media design project, this programme is an excellent opportunity! You do not need to have experience with music production or designing sound, but an interest in the more artistic side of media is a plus.

Useful to know

Start date September
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code JM-AVDEN-19
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
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!

This programme is aimed at students with Media, Communication, ICT, Art and Creative Industry profiles.

The central theme of this programme is the application of (audio-visual and/or interactive) media in a physical environment. You will examine an issue within a specific environment and develop a solution within the given context, using audio-visual media.

Examples of issues are:

  • How can AV media be applied in order to increase the feeling of safety in urban environments?
  • How can AV media contribute to the patient-experience of hospital environments?
  • How can AV media be used to reveal the hidden stories within the historical inner-city?
  • How can AV media create a positive atmosphere in retail environments within and/or outside the opening hours of shops?

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Jelke de Boer, or our International Coordinator CMD, Rob van den Idsert.

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

 Course Unit Title  Period ECTS 
Digital Audio Design
Visual Performance & Projection Mapping 
Locative Media & Spatial Design  B
Creative Research in Design B 5
 Project A & B  10 

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

Courses

To enter this programme, you need:

  • to have at least a propaedeutic diploma (issued after the first year of university studies)
  • to have attained English language skills at CEFR level B2
  • to submit your portfolio along with a motivation letter
  • a solid foundation in Adobe Design Software

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 programme, as you need to be able to actively participate in 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 the practical information site. Read here for more info about how to arrange housing. 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.

Find out how to apply

Ready for an international adventure?

Why choose HU?

  • Build your (international) portfolio

    You will not only develop an audio-visual media solution to a real-life problem, you'll also build on your portfolio with interesting projects, making you stand out in the competitive (international) job market.

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht 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. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

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