Course list Creative Technologies and Entrepreneurship

  • You have to take a minimum of 21 ECTS and a maximum of 36 ECTS
  • The project XL is the core element to the programme, we advise you to participate! (12 ECTS)
  • You can choose freely between the other components of the programme in order to have a full programme 

Creativity

9 ECTS

Visual Communication

(5 ECTS)
  • Content: Learn the essentials of Photoshop, InDesign and other Adobe programs and become an expert in visualizing your ideas.
  • Organization & Evaluation:
    • Regular Course: 6h / week during 1 period
    • Assignment

Creation and storytelling

(4 ECTS)
  • After this course:
    • You know why creativity is one of the least understood and most wanted properties on the job market.
    • You understand how to dissect some of the myths surrounding the notion of creativity.
    • You know how true creativity comes about.
    • You what are the opportunities and dangers when using it in a business environment.
    • You sharpen your own creativity through a series of exercises and tests.
    • You know how to apply the basic principles in cases of marketing, conflict management and start-ups.
  • Organization & Evaluation:
    • Regular Course: 6h / week during 1 period
    • Assignment

Technology

9 ECTS

Media production - Web

(3 ECTS)
  • Content: This workshop provides a full introduction of programming fundamentals using JavaScript to create rich web applications. Building on the foundations you learn, students take a hands-on approach in showing JavaScript's relationship to HTML and CSS to create professional, relevant applications. The primary emphasis of this workshop is on the JavaScript programming language, with secondary emphasis on HTML and CSS. 
  • Organisation & Evalution:
    • Regular course: 3h / week during the semester
    • Assignement 

Media production - 3D Modeling

(3 ECTS)
  • Content: We teach you the basics of animation and you will learn to apply it to your own animation. At the end of this course you will be able to develop an animation on the basis of an imposed scenario
  • Goal:
    • You can bring a static design to life through animation (to animate movements).
    • You will become familiar with some basic concepts of animating and can apply them in a short animation
  • Organization & Evaluation:
    • Regular Course: 3h / week during the semester
    • Assignment

Media production - Audio Video

(3 ECTS)
  • Content:
    • Acoustic and electrical signals in dB, applications (principles)
    • Classic construction of an analogue image signal (image modulation, synchronization, standards)
    • Analog color signals (composite, component), PAL and other systems
    • Standards and problems around the aspect ratio of images
    • Digitalization of sound: general principles and characteristics, basic standards and agreements for SD and HD television
    • Operation of a camera and the various settings (sharpness, depth of field and aperture, shutter, gain, white balance, etc ...)
    • Basic microphone technology: short description types of microphones (construction and acoustic operation)
    • Elemental basis of acoustics in a room
  • Organization & Evaluation:
    • Regular Course: 3h / week during the semester
    • Assignment

Entrepreneurship

21 ECTS

The Project XL - start up your start up

(12 ECTS)
  • Content: 
    • The project XL will start with a creative Bootcamp, to open up your mind, start the innovative thinking process and get to know your team members.
    • You will be guided through the essentials of Project Management, in order to work on the concept of your innovative idea.
    • Once you have a clear focus, you will start campaigning your idea. In a final run to the presentation of your Project, we will focus on the branding & presentation of your project.
    • We expect you to have a clear defined project (a product, application, service,…) at the end of this semester, you will have to proof this during a presentation for an actual jury.
  • During the project, you will be tested on the following competences:
    • Project management, entrepreneurship and creativity 
    • Intercultural communication 
  • Organization & Evaluation:

    Regular and Intensive:

    • 4h of coaching sessions / week
    • 4h of workshops and lessons on specific topics
    • Individual teamwork

Master Class Young Entrepreneurs

(3 ECTS)
  • Content: In various seminars, expert guide you through some essential questions if you want to become an entrepreneur, such as:
    • Why would you become and entrepreneur?
    • What is being an entrepreneur about?
    • Legal obligations of an entrepreneur
    • From idea to something real
    • Customers wanted
    • Organization of your business
    • The financial part of your business
    • Inspiration
  • Organization & Evaluation:
    • Regular Course: 2h / week during full semester
    • Portfolio

Marketing essentials

(3 ECTS)

Main goals of this course are:

  • The student knows the basics of social media marketing and can apply them in practice.
  • The student can work with Google Analytics to draw conclusions in order to optimize online marketing.
  • The student knows the functioning of online acquisition (SEO, SEA, email marketing, display, ...) and can formulate an SEO advice.

Trendwatching

(3 ECTS)
  • Content: Skinny jeans or low-cut trousers, local produce or eco-friendly Brazilian coffee, grunge or folk music? Which trends will be popular next year? Why do we choose one trend over another? Who decides what we like? Over the past decades, trend forecasting has become an increasingly important creative industry, reflecting on the most prevalent cultural moods of the present and predicting the sensitivities of the future.
  • Goal:
    • At the end of the course, you’ll have developed the critical skills to analyze and interpret trends – and the practice of predicting trends.
    • You’ll be able to write a paper in which you reflect on or present a particular trend.
  • Organization & Evaluation:
    • Semi-Intensive Course: 8h / 2 weeks  + online course
    • Assignment and written paper