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

Photography in Genk

Academische 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.

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.

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.

As an Erasmus exchange student you can apply for the Autumn Semester starting from 3rd bachelor level.

A detailed program and course selection is available upon request with the international contact person as mentioned below. Depending on your year 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

  • 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

C-mine provides an excellent framework for an aspiring young artist. It's an inspiring place for creative entrepreneurship and a breeding ground for young, creative talent. We collaborate closely with C-mine Crib, FabLab, IDE (Innovation & Design Euregio), FLACC and other creative organizations and companies. These collaborations created an interesting cross-fertilization with the professional field.

  • A small-scale campus with a dynamic vibe between the various study programs and the creative industry in the area
  • Workshops with up-to-date technology such as Wacom-cintiq, Renderfarm, Stopmotion studio ...
  • A specialized library and well-equipped lending service
  • Creative hub for young entrepreneurs
  • A modern building on a historic site


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

Campus Genk / C-mine

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


Kom langs bij ons op de campus

Maak kennis met de opleidingen, docenten en studenten van de LUCA-campus C-Mine. Op campus C-mine in Genk informeren we toekomstige studenten en hun ouders over de academische opleidingen Animatiefilm, Communicatie & Multimedia Design (interaction design & game design), Fotografie, Productdesign en Televisie-Film.

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