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LUCA School of Arts is part of FILMEU, the European Universities Alliance for Film and Media Arts. FilmEU brings together four higher education institutions:

Together, we collaborate around the common objective of jointly promoting high-level education, innovation and research activities in the multidisciplinary field of Film and Media Arts. This consolidates the central role of Europe as a world leader in the creative fields.

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About FilmEU
 

Starting from 2024,  new joint degree programmes will be launched.

In its conceptual phase, students, teachers and researchers will get the chance to participate in preparatory activities (mobilities, workshops, readings, ...) related to the new degree programmes. To be involved, keep an eye out on this page and the social media of LUCA and FilmEU!

The FilmEU consortium integrates four institutions with strong expertise in Film and Media Arts education, a common internationalization ambition and a long track record of past collaboration.

The partners share more than a decade of expertise in the development of European joint projects. These include E+ Knowledge Alliances, Strategic Partnerships and “Erasmus Mundus” Joint Master Degrees, besides other joint education and research projects, in order to foster the excellence and attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area.

FILMEU is focused on long-term strategic collaboration. Our mission is:

  • To develop a European University that is a model for European collaboration and integration in the fields of the Arts and the creative industries.
  • To create a European University that will greatly contribute to Europe’s leading role as a provider of education and research in the creative and artistic areas.
  • To configure a European University that fosters the concretization of the knowledge triangle in these fields by contributing to the ongoing structural, economic and material reconfigurations of the cultural and creative industries.

Go to the FilmEU website for more information

European Universities FilmEU Factsheet

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Activities
 

The institutions that integrate FILMEU share the belief that cinema and media arts lay at the centre of social transformations and economic growth which the creative sector can potentially impel if proper collaborative networks are successfully erected in Europe.

FilmEU aspires to build on the previous expertise in several education and research initiatives of the Alliance members. Namely in the joint design and implementation of the 4 existing European Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) “Erasmus Mundus” in the areas of Film and Artistic creativity, and in the joint development of the knowledge triangle linking research, teaching and industry, in order to achieve a high level of integration of its members’ policies and actions though fostering:

  • The ability of the Alliance members to educate future generations of creative artists, armed with critical and creative skills, who are able and willing to contribute to a multicultural, multilingual and inclusive Europe which is open to the world;
  • The societal impact of the creative and cultural industries at local, regional and international level. via the implementation and dissemination of jointly developed educational and research activities that integrate the constant production and dissemination of relevant cultural and artistic outputs useable at different levels across the knowledge triangle, while engaging different societal stakeholders;
  • The expansion and improvement of the joint research capacity of the partnered institutions and their ability to disseminate with greater impact the creative outcomes resulting from the education and research endeavours they support, further reinforcing the prominence of artistic research in the European Higher Education Area;
  • The development and implementation of new and original joint programmes, namely at Master and PhD level, with strong mobility features and a focus on innovative challenge-based pedagogical and didactic approaches that cover all domains of the knowledge triangle;
  • The implementation and sharing of common physical and digital structures and services, allowing for the streamlined management of mobility processes, the automatic recognition of competences and qualifications, the provision of virtual and collaborative learning spaces, and the development of innovative research activities;
  • The capacitation and competitiveness of the HEI that integrate the Alliance via the development of common quality assurance procedures, in accordance with the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), the qualification of staff, and the implementation of common governance and management structures that evenly assure the participation of students;
  • The institutional capacitation of the alliance via the design and implementation of a common branding strategy, common recruitment of students and staff procedures, a joint office for student recruitment and support, and common mechanisms for staff evaluation and talent retention, namely via a jointly designed tenure program;
  • The Alliance members’ ability to better respond to the challenges which the creative and cultural industries face, namely in terms of coping with the uncertainties that these fields experience in many of the involved countries, and the precarious nature of the permanently transitional work they support;
  • Society’s ability to leverage the creative and cultural industries as a means to address some of the greatest challenges with which we are currently confronted;
  • The capacity of the Alliance members to directly apply the culture, practices, processes, and technologies of the digital era to society’s raised expectations on how its cultural industries, and in particular cinema, act as agents of economic, social and cultural change in the public sphere, particularly given that the symbolic content they convey plays an increasing role in the ongoing societal transformations;
  • The positioning of Europe as the main global provider of education in Film and Media Arts, able to attract enthusiastic and engaged students and researchers from all over the world.

Meet the LUCA FilmEU Team

  • Marc Van de Walle
  • Griet Vanhemel
  • Kasper Jordaens
  • Roel Vande Winkel
  • Steven Malliet
  • Veerle Van der Sluys
  • Christa Vandersmissen
  • Maarten Vanvolsem
  • Nicky Vreys
  • Robby Clerebout
  • Wim Aerts
  • Hannah Dick
  • Elke Vandamme
  • Maarten Coëgnarts
  • Valery De Smedt
  • Brecht Van Wijck
  • Dieter Devlieghere
  • Hellen Van Berlo
  • Matthias Somers
  • Christophe Van Eecke
  • Jürgen De Blonde
  • Kris Cardinaels
  • Eduard Ceulenaere
  • Alexandra Van Landuyt
  • Jannik Dirickx
  • Wim Forceville
  • FilmEU Ambassadors (AV student team):
    • Tineke Baes
    • Lieze-Lotte Jacobs
    • Sanae Khamlichi

Upcoming Events and News
 

16/02/2022 Belgium, Brussels Cineclub organised by LUCA
05/05/2022 Belgium, Brussels Conference Future Governance Models of the European Universities
07/06 - 10/06/2022 Ireland, Dublin FilmEU Summit in Dublin, organising partner Institute of Art, Design and Technology
     
     

" The FILMEU summit was the perfect setting for different reasons. Since LUCA is a multicampus school it was the first time the different LUCA participants came together physically and therefore could better discuss the future impact of the project on  LUCA as a whole. The summit made clear that the opportunities for education and research of the ERASMUS FILMEU project and the HORIZON FILMEU-RIT are endless and that every participant in the room can contribute  on different levels. Moreover, the summit showed a lot of people, students and staff, very passionate about the future collaborations.  – Veerle Van der Sluys, Vice-Dean Research and Internationalisation