LUCA International

LUCA School of Arts is the only university college in Flanders exclusively dedicated to art and design, making it unique in the region. The art school combines the strengths and expertise of five renowned Flemish higher education institutions for art and design, spread across Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven.
Most of the programmes are taught in Dutch, but LUCA offers six full-English MA programmes on its campuses in Brussels and Leuven.

English programmes



Each year LUCA makes a selection amongst their graduating students and shows their work in a group exhibition. This year 'Memories for the Future' brings together visual work from a couple of promising young artists.


All is matter. From the tiniest element to the largest astrophysical object, matter is at the heart of it all. But how do we unify both? Elementary particles and Black holes are seemingly incompatible, but shouldn’t we just look differently?

Holographic Duality presents an artistic tribute to the work of Juan Maldacena by visual artist Klaas Verpoest and musician Vincent Caers. On February 2nd KU Leuven will honour the work of Maldacena with a honorary doctorate.


This explorative bootcamp for arts education thinkers and dreamers, encompasses online and in-person participation.

ELIA Academy 2021:

24 November - 15 December 2021 (online programme)

3-4 February 2022 (Brussels, Belgium)

ELIA Academy 2021: <The extended art student> presents a uniquely phased programme. This explorative bootcamp for arts education thinkers and dreamers, encompasses online and in-person participation. A specifically designed programme for arts lecturers, educators, artistic researchers, technicians and students, will take you on a ground-breaking educational journey into the unknown.

Harnessing the power of re-imagination, experimentation, and provocation, the ELIA Academy will act as the north star for ELIA members during the autumn/winter semesters of 2021 and 2022 as together, we map creative ways forward. Kicking off with a virtual launch on 24 November 2021, the Academy will lead participants on a tough and challenging expedition of three online episodes on 1 December, 8 December and 15 December 2021. The final outcome will take place in Brussels, our end destination, on 3 – 4 February 2022.

The ELIA Academy will be hosted by LUCA School of Arts and KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture. Pandemic and uncertainty; equality, diversity and anti-racism; transferable creative intelligence will continue to be the key pillars of the ELIA Academy, as we look to the future of teaching and learning practices in the arts. Let the countdown begin!