Exchange programme in the BA Visual Arts
Campus Ghent / Sint-Lucas

Curriculum

Do you have a fascination for textiles, a drive to create and do you want to master the visual language of textiles? Then the Textile Design specialization offers you a challenging research environment that questions the fascinating versatility of this medium. In this quest for experimentation, innovation and your own language, the artistic process is always a focal point.

You will discover the world of textile design from a broad perspective. You will look and work within the field of art and design and the crossovers in between. You convert textiles in two and three dimensions into idiosyncratic designs, images and products. You will learn traditional techniques such as weaving, knitting and screen printing, but also the latest techniques such as lasering, computer-controlled weaving and knitting, digital embroidery and printing. You will learn to develop concepts and apply the relationship between idea, matter and image.

In a playful way we encourage you to leave the beaten paths and look for innovative peripheral areas. Your own fascinations are a common thread and lead you to your own research trajectory in the third year.

For an update on projects and activities of the atelier, see

https://lucatextielgent.be/

https://www.instagram.com/textielluca/

Programme for exchange students

The Visual Arts programme on campus Ghent offers academically oriented BA and MA degrees in Textile Design, Graphic Design and Fine Arts. Within Fine Arts students can either develop a hybrid fine arts practice or choose to focus on one of the following disciplines: Sculpture-Glass-Ceramics, Illustration, Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing-Printmaking. Exchange students are welcome to join the programme in 2BA or 3BA (first semester, second semester or a full year) or in MA (first semester). The study progress at your home university and the quality of your portfolio will determine your  enrolment in either BA or MA at LUCA.                          

The atelier will be the main part of your study programme at LUCA. Additionally, you can opt for drawing classes, English taught theoretical courses and Dutch classes (off campus). A welcome week with introductions to Flemish historical and contemporary art, the city of Gent and the campus is organised each semester.          

We can offer you an exchange programme of 30 ECTS credits. Detailed information about the offered course units can be found via http://onderwijsaanbod.luca-arts.be/opleidingen/e/    

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Staff

A dedicated team of renowned practising artists and designers guarantee a state-of-the-art artistic education. Interested to find out more about the academic staff? Then please have a look at the Instagram page of the various disciplines:

Facilities & campus life

    What do you need?

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

    Campus Ghent 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 (https://www.luca-arts.be/en/contact-student-support-services).

    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 30
    • The deadline for the Spring Semester is November 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.

    Let's meet

    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.

    OPEN CAMPUS
    08.05.2021, 10h
    Alexianenplein 1, 9000 Ghent

    INFORMATION SESSIONS
    ma 31 August 2021, 14h00 - Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent 
    Alexianenplein 1, 9000 Ghent

    GRADUATION SHOW
    to be decided, 14h00 - Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent 
    Alexianenplein 1, 9000 Ghent
     

    Contact us

    If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us:

    Veerle Van den Abbeele

    Veerle.vandenabbeele@luca-arts.be

    Tel. +32 2 447 10 76

    Machteld Pectoor

    Machteld.pectoor@luca-arts.be

    Tel. +32 9 447 10 75