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 asuch as interactive and immersive audiovisual installations using Project mapping? 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. You do need to have some experience with visual design software and video editing software. An interest in the more artistic side of media is a plus.
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, Art and Creative Industry profiles.
The central theme of this programme is the application of (audiovisual and/or interactive) media in a physical environment.
- 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 museum environments?
- How can AV media be used to create a more engaging theatre or dance performance?
The programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:
|Course Unit Title||Period||ECTS|
|Digital Audio Design||C||5|
|Visual Performance & Projection Mapping||C||5|
|Artistic Vision in Context||D||5|
|Creative Research in Design||C & D||5|
|Project||C & D||10|
Please note: The material and software costs for this programme are roughly € 200.
Also, please be aware that the courses in this programme are interrelated. This is why it is not possible to substitute courses in this programme for other courses.
In our Course Guide you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. Download it here for your convenience.
To enter this programme, you need:
- to have at least a propaedeutic diploma (issued after the first year of university studies)
- 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.
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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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.