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.
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.
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)
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
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 and TYPP studies new publication forms for artistic research in the current media landscape
We have 5 Doctors in the Arts and 9 PhD students in the Arts who form our PhD Platform.
doctorate level programs
PhD in the 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
Autumn semester: 15 May Spring semester: 15 November
Dutch and English
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