Karel de Grote University College St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp

mission statement

Karel de Grote university college is a catholic institution that encourages students and staff members to help each other develop and to help change our world in a positive way. These are the requirements that the institution would like to meet: • making an effort to create a better world; • innovating for the future; • obtaining results; • focusing on the students; • cooperating in good faith.

international role

St Lucas wants to develop specific international peer-to-peer learning experiences and project-based learning contexts. Several actions have been initiated in the past years. Some examples: -Erasmus exchanges for students and teachers with partner universities in Europe (see list on our website: http://www.sintlucasantwerpen.be/studenten/going-international/partner-universities) -Projects with partner universities (collaboration for master classes, organizing project weeks, Interreg project Digital Solutions) -Organization of Integrated, biannual art & design conference St Lucas is also a member of the European Art Colleges Association ELIA.

national role

St Lucas organizes a part of his curriculum (master classes and theoretical courses) with the AP Hogeschool Antwerp (KASKA, Royal Academy Antwerp). Together with professional partners we make sure that students receive professional experience in their education (some examples: internships in master program, individual projects with companies. St Lucas is also a partner of AUHA (Association of universities and university colleges in Antwerp) and board member of ARIA (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts)

main focus

Research and integrated artistic approach Peer-to-peer education Balance between artistic vision and economical entrepreneurship Awareness of engagement and position within the society

faculties and departments

Department of Graphic Design

Department of Jewellery Design|Silversmithing

Department of Fine Arts

bachelor level programs

Bachelor of visual arts: 3 years

Specialization: Graphic Design, Jewellery Design|Silversmithing or Fine Arts

master level programs

Master of visual arts: 1 year

Specialization: Graphic Design, Jewellery Design| Silversmithing or Fine Arts

Master after master of Research in Art & Design: 1 year

research activity and main areas

We have five research platforms and one research publication platform. Each platform has a coordinator, practice-based artists-researchers, theoretical researchers; and collaborates with the artistic-cultural-societal field

Research platforms:

1. Interpraxis: research on the interaction between different artistic disciplines and their urban & narrative context.

2. EMRG: research on computer graphics, creativity and artistic intelligence, generative design   (www.emrg.be)

3. Horizontal Drawing: research on drawing as a so-called ‘horizontal’ or symbolic, non-representative medium

4. Speaking Jewellery analyses the ‘language’ of jewellery and all its references through time

5. The Hybrid Designer is exploring the borders between autonomous and applied arts

6. Yellow Press studies new publication forms for artistic research in the current media landscape

We have 4 Doctors in Arts and 10 PhD students in Arts who form our PhD Platform.

 

doctorate level programs

PhD in Arts – with the Antwerp Doctoral School (University of Antwerp) and (ARIA Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts) https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/onderzoeksgroep/aria/

Artistic Research (research in the arts) differs substantially from research on the arts (such as art history, musicology, performance studies etc). The results of an artistic PhD-project are in the first place artistic and are recognized as such by peers. The doctor in arts is however also willing to dialogue with his peers and to communicate about her/his research trajectory. 

subject areas for exchange students

Graphic design (specializations: illustration, graphic and advertising design) Fine Arts (specializations: painting, spatial art, open studio, photo/video and graphics) Jewellery|Silversmithing Master after master of Research in Art & Design

Research platforms: InterPraxis, EMRG, Horizontal Drawing, Speaking Jewellery, The Hybrid Designer, YellowPress, PhD- Platform

 

application deadlines

Autumn semester: 15 May Spring semester: 15 November

teaching languages

Dutch and English

semester dates

Autumn semester: Middle of  September- End of January

Spring semester: Beginning of February – End of June

cost of living per month (studying and living)

± 600 euro/month

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