Curriculum Multimedia & Communication Technology

Starts September 2019

Year 1

60 credits

NxT Entrepreneurship for Digital Nomads

(12 credits)

You will familiarise yourself with the essential tools needed for a digital nomad: 

Science, technology and society: Our seminars and workshops will focus on fundamental technological, philosophical, sociological and ethical concepts. Listen, learn, and exchange ideas. Take a lateral approach, develop your critical thinking and broaden your outlook.

Intercultural communication and intercultural teamwork: Globally-minded professionals bring a broad skill set to the table. We will grow your confidence, teach you to appreciate differences of opinion, help you find common ground and recognize when a compromise is the way forward.

Entrepreneurial essentials: We concentrate on brainstorming, producing lean business models, and teaching you how to pitch and manage your time efficiently.

Smart & Creative Networking

(12 credits)

This project gives you your first taste of our FabLab – your digital playground for the next three years.

Fully-kitted out for your digital odyssey, this is your chance to uncover the wonders of filming, 3D-printing, Arduino boards… as you get to grips with your first six-week project.

Your seminars focus on:

  • basic programming
  • setting up audiovisual productions – including image, audio, video and camera techniques needed for making your first vlog;
  • working with sensors, small motors and development systems that detect motion, sound and light
  • computer networks and how to send information back and forth over the internet

Interactive Media Design

(12 credits)

You will work as part of a team discovering the possibilities of digital marketing. You will team up with our marketing students to focus on the technological part of a marketing campaign.

Your seminars focus on:

  • Building your first interactive websites using HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Immersing yourself in Adobe Creative Cloud – Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Getting an insight into various techniques and possibilities of storytelling

Virtual and real-life robotics

(12 credits)

Draw inspiration from science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a series of hands-on activities that help you find solutions to workforce needs.

  • Use sensors and small motors to make setups, enabling your model to perform a variety of tasks – grip, pick up, and move things
  • Build 3D models, assign materials and lighting. You can use those models for 3D prints, laser cutting, animated film and art
  • Develop a virtual environment in which your robot can move freely around

Walking as a virtual nomad

(12 credits)

Virtual reality transports people to new places or brings new dimensions to familiar surroundings. In this project, you create your own virtual experience.

Your seminars focus on:    

  • Deepening your understanding of real-time 3D applications: importing 3D models, implementing animations; programming interactivity; providing lighting, applying sound and creating visual effects.
  • Using web applications to connect our world with a virtual world
  • Setting up audiovisual productions, taking a close look at audio recording and storytelling, and making your first podcast

Year 2

This is your chance to create and design. Writing interesting and compelling narratives, you will draw on different technologies such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality to find solutions to real-life challenges. User experience is key to everything you do this year. 

60 credits

Creativity and social interaction

(10 credits)

As a digital strategist, you need to generate workable ideas that meet specific customer needs. In this module you will turn your concept into reality, formally present it and carry out evaluation – just as you would for an actual customer.

Your seminars focus on:

  • Ideation, 'tinkering', and exploratory research
  • UX / UI
  • Use of electronics, physical systems (dynamic systems), modelling, simulation and mathematics
  • (interactive) visualisation and 3D modelling

Technology and interaction

(10 credits)

Technological progress has given us the means to optimise the way we live and work, from developing and refining microchips and sensors to testing new wireless communication technologies.

You will focus on: circuits and electronics including filters, amplifiers, step-responses; sensors; systems and signals (and supporting mathematics); and Internet of Things and Big Data

Business and interaction

(10 credits)

Working with companies, you will analyze digital strategy, devise NxT solutions for marketing and work on product development.

Personal research project

(10 credits)

You choose you own research topic as long as it features at least one interactive, digital or technological component. You will need to experiment, explore new materials, methods, disciplines to show you are up-to-date with the latest NxT media technological developments.

Becoming a digital strategist

(10 credits)

Ever considered how large companies bring radical, groundbreaking innovations to market? Or how entrepreneurs turn an idea into a viable business? In this module you will explore innovation management and entrepreneurship, so you can make a sound business case for an idea and see it through to production.

Technology of the future

(10 credits)

Details to follow.

Year 3

60 credits

Individual research project

(10 credits )

This is your final project before embarking on your internship or start-up venture. It is time to showcase your knowledge acquired during the last two years. You can either choose your own topic or one provided by our own business contact.

Choose between StartUp pathway or Strategic pathway

(20 credits)
StartUp pathway:
  • The Project XL – Start up your Start Up (12 credits)
  • Business Essentials (8 credits)

Strategic pathway:

  • Company project: digital transformation (12 credits)
  • Essential tools for a digital strategist (8 credits)
Choose between your own StartUp or an Internship

StartUp

(30 credits)

Budding entrepreneurs pitch their business proposals to our panel of experts. Only those who achieve student entrepreneur status are given the go-ahead to use the internship to pursue their own venture.

Internship

(30 credits)

You will spend 16-weeks abroad, working in a company of your choice and designing a digital transformation strategy that works for them. International students can choose an internship in Belgium, since they are already abroad.

Optional

Study Exchange

If you want to broaden your outlook, you can choose to spend your first semester at a European university or one further afield. If you opt for this exchange programme, it will replace the Individual Research Project, and either the Startup Pathway or Strategic Pathway modules.

* Please note the programme content may be subject to change.