International Graphic and Digital Media

Taught in English, 180 ECTS, shortened study track possible, Campus Mariakerke

Quality teaching

Learn from experts in media and design

You will be taught and inspired by experienced media and design professionals who feel passionate about their area of expertise. In addition, we frequently invite international guest lecturers on the latest topics. Artevelde UAS is known for its quality.

Georges Bloemen

Georges is an energetic brand propeller with a proven track record in media, strategy, content, creative and client management. A generalist by nature and specialist by design, he started working as a journalist and editor but was quickly lured into media and communication, working for organisations such as Bayer, the European Commission, Exxon Chemical, Procter&Gamble, eBay and ZESPRI. Rely on him for lightning-speed empathy, a broad helicopter view and a keen eye for long-term ROI.

Georges maintains his yearlong vocation to share his knowledge with students of different university colleges. At the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, he teaches Professional Skills, International Brand Management and Graphic Communication. He also serves as a coach for students doing internships.

Taking your work seriously need not translate into self-seriousness. - Nelson George

Experience new teaching methods

Not only is the technology innovative, but also the way of teaching. We immediately translate theory into practice via a skills lab, where you can work on projects. If you need extra help, you'll quickly get it. The teacher provides the necessary knowledge but also coaches and facilitates.

You will get to work on real-life challenges in international and interdisciplinary teams. Every year companies submit cases for students to work on. Provided with the proper guidance by expert teachers, the group of students will autonomously research, brainstorm and pitch to the client their innovative products. Using a design thinking approach, we ensure you will get in touch with students of different disciplines when developing creative ideas during design and prototyping sprints.

Next to activities on campus, we offer online learning experiences allowing virtual exchange between people of different nationalities and cultures. Thanks to our partner, the Sharing Perspectives Foundation, you will have the opportunity to develop 21st Century skills needed to thrive in today's diverse, connected and online world. During the Innovation Management course, you will conduct field research and attractively present your findings during an international study trip.

We play by the rules of the COIL methodology, Collaborative Online International Learning. With this new teaching and learning technique, we stimulate the development of intercultural competence. Educators from different countries develop a shared syllabus emphasising experiential and collaborative student-centred learning. This way, you will experience the challenges of global cooperation and communication first-hand.

As a member of Euprera (European Public Relations Education and Research Association) we can enlarge our network at yearly international conferences. One of the results is an international cooperation with Seneca College in Toronto (Canada), which nowadays is integrated into the COIL methodology.

Learn to innovate in a high-tech environment

In International Graphic and Digital Media, we help you channel your creativity and drive into innovation. Our Media lab and Prototyping lab provides an inspiring setting where you can familiarise yourself with the latest technologies in media and design. Prepare to experiment with augmented and virtual reality, eye tracking and artificial intelligence technology, 360° video, 3D printing, smart home devices and voice assistants. By understanding these technologies, you will be a pioneer in new ways of communicating in your future workplace.

Your programme provides a solid theoretical basis, yet it is also infused with plenty of practice: challenging (design) cases, exciting company visits, a full-blown internship and project-based team learning courses. So expect lots of opportunities to create fantastic end products! Moreover, your expert lecturers come well-equipped: they have tons of practical experience, and some are still working in the field.