The master Media and Information Design is one of the first to offer students the possibilities to explore the new emerging field of visual research within a state of the art design practice and to let students develop work across boundaries, within the ever-expanding contemporary fine art and design disciplines.
For your master graduate project, you choose your own artistic project. You realize this work and present it to a jury of internal and external experts during a public presentation. You contextualize your work with a thesis with which you situate your work within or against existing literature and debates. This proves that you can orient yourself within the field of the chosen artistic discipline.
For your master's thesis, you can make use of technical support and productional assistance and you rely on the advice of the tutors. Nevertheless, with your master's thesis, you prove that you work to a large extent independently.
Seminars are an integral part of the master's program. LUCA has a particularly rich and diversified range of research seminars fed by the research groups of our campuses from Brussels, Ghent, Genk and Leuven. Each campus has its own researchers, research traditions and disciplines.
Together with your coordinator, you will select two seminars that match your ambitions. You can also choose from the courses given at the KU Leuven or its associated university colleges.
The application and enrollment procedure at LUCA School of Arts consists in general of three steps.
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If the basic principle of the policy plan means that 'quality is our driving force', and that every aspect of the policy can be tested against this, then LUCA undeniably wants to develop and nurture a strong quality culture: a culture that leaves based on trust in people with talent and expertise, and which is aimed at valuing, inspiring and improving.
The formal quality framework for training within LUCA was named KOPERA, which stands for: Critically Analyzing the Quality of Training with Peers in Own Direction.
For KOPERA, LUCA starts from a vision of quality care that is based on trust and aimed at valuing, inspiring and improving.
During the six-year KOPERA cycle, each training course receives a panel of critical friends who examine the implementation of the quality characteristics and examine how the training contributes to the general LUCA policy.
The final element of KOPERA is the ultimate assurance of training quality. The key question is: "Does the program have a good quality culture that follows the 'plan-do-check-act' circle?"
LUCA publishes a quality sheet for each course. You can find this on the Education Quality page.
Many of our graduates continue their research well after their graduation, often combining this with a successful career within the broad field of graphic and web design, advertising, art criticism, curation, education, film production, visual journalism, museum and gallery work, public art projects, and event coordination.
'It took me years to understand it but the assignment to visualize The Periodic Table of Elements was the starting point of my career as data visualization designer. Even if it was not clear for me at the time, I was playing with data and its organization for the first time and I never stopped since.'
Giovanni Magni (oud-student en nu Head of Design bij Accurat, Studio for Data Visualization Design, Research and Innovation - Milaan)
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.
Your teachers are graphic designers, information designers, typographers, media artists, data visualizers, web designers, researchers and theorists. They encourage you to be critical of your own work and to extensively investigate what other designers, artists or theorists in our field do, think or mean. They teach you how to communicate clearly about your work and how to substantiate your decisions.
Numerous experts guide you in the practical workshops: Sandy Claes, Boris Debackere, Steven Devleminck, Peter Jacquemyn, Tom Pijnenborg, Johan Van Looveren, Bart Vandeput and Klaas Verpoest.
You will receive technical guidance from Jan Pillaert and Stephan Bourdon.
Theory is taught by Sandy Claes, Boris Debackere, Steven Devleminck, Liesbeth Decan, Peter Degraeve, Volkmar Mulheis, Lut Pil, Johan Teirlinck and Johan Van Looveren.
• Foreign guest lecturers are regularly invited to give workshops or lectures on specific expertise. To name a few: Johannes Bergerhausen (D), Irma Boom (NL), Catalogtree (NL), Peter Crnokrak (UK), Rose Epple (D), Joost Grootens (NL), Brody Neuenschwander (B), Stefania Passera ( IT), Gerlinde Schüller (NL), Andrew Vande Moere (B) and Underware (NL).
• Former students share their experiences about the professional field with students during our annual "DIP-Talks" evening. Alumni are also welcome.