Exchange programme in the BA or MA Visual Arts
30 - 60 ECTS / 1 semester - 1 year / campus Brussels, Sint-Lukas / Nederlands
Campus Brussel / Sint-Lukas

Photography in Brussels

Academische Bachelor / Master / Exchange Programme

When choosing the programme in Photography taught at our campus Sint-Lukas Brussels, you'll be encouraged to deal with the photographic medium in an open and candid manner as goal to become an autonomous image-maker who uses his/her/its work to question the world and him/herself/itself.


Programme for exchange students: Within this programme, the individual student’s interests and personal obsessions are central. Throughout the programme the necessary technical, artistic and intellectual skills to translate thoughts and ideas into images will be taught. The programme will challenge you to create images that question and radically reject conventional ideas. The academic Photography student is an innovative image-maker, not an executor.

In his/her practice, thinking and doing are not exclusive but complementary. You’ll learn how to deal with the complexities of the photographic medium. You’ll be challenged to discover and sharpen the own artistic motives and vision. You’ll acquire the necessary technical and artistic skills to use later as an artist, as a purebred photographer, or as a researcher.

You will be part of an international group of students in a multicultural metropolis. Our campus is situated within the dynamic context of Brussels. This diversity creates new avenues of thought and leads to a challenging artistic process. Surrounded by students from Belgium and abroad you'll be confronted by other realities that shift your boundaries. 

Our campus has a studio specialized in analogue photography. With its extensive infrastructure, various cameras and expertise, it offers you a range of artistic possibilities. It is unique within the landscape of contemporary art colleges.

Programme for exchange students

Exchange students are welcome to join the programme in 3BA or exceptionally in the Master.            

Exchange in the bachelor (3rd year): When exchanging in the first semester, in addition to a range of theory courses,  you’ll be part of Our Studio Practice 3 (Printed Matter) and Time Based Media.  If you exchange in the second semester, in addition to a range of theory course, you’ll be part of the Bachelorproef (Final Bachelor Project).

Exchange in the master: In addition to individual and group tutorials, you will follow specific theory classes as well as interdisciplinary seminars. You will actively follow the latest developments in the contemporary art scene, regularly visiting exhibitions with fellow students and meeting with artists, curators and other actors from the national and international scene. As a result, you will develop your critical-reflective outlook on the contemporary art world. In the Critical Practice course, you further develop your discursive and analytical skills. This will help you to improve your level of reflection on the context and practices of contemporary art.

What do you need?

A good command of English (level B2) is required to make the most of your stay with us.

Interested in this course?

Application & entry requirements

All Erasmus+ Exchange Students need to apply via the exchange application procedure of LUCA School of Arts. During your application process, you can indicate the LUCA campus of your choice and the exchange programme you wish to apply for. Notice that not all programmes are open for incoming exchange students in both semesters. An overview can be found

  • The deadline for the Autumn Semester / full year is April 1
  • The deadline for the Spring Semester is October 1

Outcome Exchange Application

The outcome of the application can be expected within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Both you and your international coordinator will be informed about the result of your application by e-mail. No need to inquire about the outcome yourself.

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

    Campus Sint-Lukas Brussels
    Paleizenstraat 70
    1030 Brussels

    +32 2 250 11 00

    An international campus and an added value to your programme

    • A modern and open campus in one of Europe's foremost artistic hubs
    • Studio's and workshops, a state of the arts lending service, high tech print rooms …
    • A creative community with four educational institutions and over a thousand artist and designers
    • An art library renowned for its collection in the country 
    • At walking distance of the Brussels North railway station


    If you need more information, don't hesitate to contact me:

    • Hannah Dick, International Coordinator campus Sint-Lukas Brussels and Narafi Brussels
    • Tel. +32 2 447 10 34

    Visit us

    Are you curious about our approach to art education? During our open days, you will get all the information you need, visit the campus, talk to our teaching staff and students ... Still not convinced? Visit our graduation show! During this, on-campus two-day art festival you can experience first hand how good our students really are.

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    Interested in this course?