Exchange programme in the BA Visual Arts
30 - 60 ECTS / 1 semester - 1 year
Campus Genk / C-mine

Photography in Genk

Academic Bachelor / Exchange Programme

Our degree flows the Photographic Image, Visual Design, and Moving Image seamlessly together. We train our students to be strong visual storytellers who can tell stories in an innovative experimental and hybrid way at the intersection between the arts and the creative industry.

In our program, photography, visual design and the moving image merge into a powerful tool for visual storytelling. You direct everything behind and in front of the lens, from scenery and costumes to the entire post-production. In addition to analog and digital photography, you will learn to use other visual media: film, visual design, fashion, music, video art, VR, and much more.  

Our Autumn Semester in the 3rd bachelor year welcomes exchange students. Please scroll down to discover the course program.
Spring Semester applications are considered on a personal basis only depending on the portfolio and prerequisite skill set.


We experiment with analogue alternative processes and combine these with the latest computational imaging techniques, 3D visualizations, film and creative coding. Thanks to the strongly developed curriculum, which bears witness to an interaction between practice, theory and research, you will develop your own image strategy and working method as an innovative visual storyteller.

Thanks to our highly developed and practice-oriented curriculum, you will develop your own image strategy and working methodology. You will receive intensive and individual guidance to develop a unique authorship. At the same time, we challenge you to test the limits, in search of a new visual language at the cutting edge. A whole range of professional options are open to you: photographer, creative or art director, cinematographer, production designer, artistic director, or employee in a cultural organization or a communications agency.

As a student, you will be intensively and individually coached by a strong team of lecturers and international visiting professors to develop unique authorship. We train our students to become independent, artistic and innovative photographers, media designers, or art directors ready for the future.

Autumn Semester selection of possible courses:

  • Studio: Art of Collaboration (6 ects)
  • Studio: Fiction 2 (6 ects)
  • Lab: Experimental Imaging and Hybrid Media 3 (6 ects)
  • Lab: Visual Communication 2 (6 ects)
  • Creative Technology and Medium Exploration (6 ects)

Courses for the Spring selection are only available upon request. Depending on your previous years of study and competences, a personal proposal is made.

From the very start I had a good feeling of the vision and logic of this degree. I admit that in the beginning I needed to search for my own style, methods and work rythm in the different courses and workshops. Thanks to the support and coaching of the lecturers I finished an inspiring first project. I am currently studying in my 3rd bachelor year and I am more self confident in making decisions and showing the things I wish to.

Yasmin Abrahams

copyright: Gaëlle Spaas
Robin Hooybergs
What do you need?

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

Our campus does not own student accommodation. Therefore, you will have to rent a room on the private housing market for the duration of your stay. To help you in your search, please contact our student support services (

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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 here.

  • 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 C-Mine Genk

  • Een kleinschalige campus met een dynamische vibe tussen de verschillende opleidingen en de creatieve industrie uit de omgeving
  • Werkplaatsen met up-to-date technologie zoals Wacom-cintiq, Renderfarm, Stopmotion studio, Cintiq tekentablets en VR Brillen ... 
  • Tv- en filmsets, montageruimtes, audiostudio’s en inspirerende research, schrijf- en productielokalen
  • Een gespecialiseerde bibliotheek en goed uitgeruste uitleendienst met state of the art opname en post-productie apparatuur 
  • Creatieve hub voor jonge ondernemers 
  • Een modern gebouw op een historische site


For specific information or questions about the exchange program in the Animation Film degree, please contact:
Mr Joery Erna via email.

Campus Genk / C-mine

For general information on International exchange at campus C-mine, please contact:
Jan Louis De Bruyn via email.


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