Creative Technologies and Entrepreneurship

Navorming

  • Je hebt al een diploma handelswetenschappen, bedrijfskunde, industriële wetenschappen, technologie, fotografie, grafisch ontwerp … behaald. Of je hebt al wat werkervaring in die gebieden.
  • Ondernemen zit je in het bloed, creativiteit heb je in de vingers en je brein is gedrenkt in multimediaal talent.
  • Aan het einde van deze navorming zal je glimmen van trots, niet alleen omdat je je multidisciplinaire competenties hebt verfijnd (programmeren, een businessplan schrijven …), maar ook omdat je zin hebt gekregen om je eigen bedrijf op te starten.
  • Overal ter wereld kan je terecht: deze vorming is de perfecte inleiding tot een internationale carrière.
  • Taal? English spoken!
  • Ervaren professionals en toegewijde docenten begeleiden je door deze navorming.
  • Wanneer? Van september tot januari in dagonderwijs.

Modules

Je kiest één of meerdere modules. Per geslaagde module krijg je een creditbewijs. Slaag je voor alle modules, dan krijg je een certificaat.

Course Overview

Entrepreneurship
15 ECTS
Technology & Entrepreneurship Start up your start-up
(
10 credits - mandatory
)
  • This project 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 
Trendwatching
(
5 credits
)

iPhone or Fairphone? Local produce or eco-friendly Brazilian coffee? Tiny house or digital nomad? 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.

  • At the end of the course, you’ll have developed the critical skills to analyze and interpret trends – and the practice of researching future trends.
  • You’ll be able to write a paper in which you reflect on or present a particular trend.
  • You will sell your trend insight as a true storyteller.
Technology
15 ECTS
Principles of game design
(
5 credits - elective
)

Prior knowledge required in programming

In this course you will study the basic concepts of game design and how they are documented. You will also apply this concretely in a game sample, so bring along your coding skills!

Online Marketing Essentials
(
5 credits - elective
)

After taking this course, you will know the basics of social media marketing and can apply them in practice. You can work with Google Analytics to draw conclusions in order to optimize online marketing. You’ll know the functioning of online acquisition (SEO, SEA, email marketing, display, ...) and can formulate an SEO advice.

Kickstarter Media Lab
(
5 credits - elective
)

You’ve seen so many ways to express your ideas in a digital way, but always were afraid to start using it, because it feels like rocket science? Not anymore! We will provide you with a lot of surprisingly easy tools to get you going.

There is a lot to discover:

  • start building your own small digital portfolio,
  • make a stop motion to present a product,
  • prepare your laptop and webcam to have a professional looking streaming environment.
  • Make al small 3D printed prototype,
  • Record your own vlog

The student will build enough confidence to start experimenting on his own. Doing something wrong is no failure, doing nothing is.

Creativity
15 ECTS
Digital Storytelling
(
5 credits - elective
)

A combination of storytelling and good design should work in partnership to turn what can be a ‘dry’ publication into a truly effective communication piece. In addition to good storytelling, good design can help your story deliver an emotional punch, and make it clear what’s distinctive about your organisation’s work. This course will help you become an expert in both aspects.

Motion Graphics
(
5 credits - elective
)

Prior knowledge is required in graphic design

In a series of tutorials with accompanying lectures you will work with a combination of:

  • Illustrator (prepare graphics and illustrations and draw them yourself)
  • After Effects (moving parts and animating them separately)
  • Premiere (add parts to rotated images)

A basic knowledge of the programs is mandatory

Global Build! Sustainable & Inclusive Innovation
(
5 credits - elective
)

The Global Build! Sustainable & Inclusive Innovation combines Design Thinking and Innovation in the framework of Entrepreneurship. Participants will have the unique opportunity to experience business-related models and search for emerging trends in technology, innovation and sustainability.

The program includes five weekly online sessions and a final week full of exciting classes and activities in Amsterdam. Our distinguished lecturers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada will take the participants from around the world through an intensive study and cultural program. Participating students can earn up to 5 ECTS in the Global Build! Sustainable & Inclusive Innovation program.

The Global Build! Sustainable & Inclusive Innovation is a collaboration between Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), The Netherlands, Karel de Grote University College (KdG), Belgium, the Hochschule der Medien (HdM) Stuttgart, Germany and Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Read more about the program, costs and ECTS in the brochure on the website Global Build! Sustainable & Inclusive Innovation and download the brochure (Acrobat PDF 8MB)

The number of participants is limited. 

Language course
Dutch Foreign Language level 1A

KdG offers free Dutch language courses for all exchange students:

  • Evening classes 
  • Courses take place at the Faculty of Management & IT at Campus Groenplaats, in the center of Antwerp
  • You can choose whether you would like to do the course for credits (thus part if your learning agreement) or without credits.

Wanneer

Je sluit aan bij de groep van internationale studenten die het uitwisselingsprogramma ‘Creative Technologies and Entrepreneurship’ volgen. Je volgt samen met hen de lessen en neemt deel aan dezelfde evaluaties.

Kostprijs

De kostprijs hangt af van het aantal modules waarvoor je je inschrijft.

Je schrijft in voor een creditcontact per module. Het aantal studiepunten (ECTS) staat vermeld bij elke module.

Per studiepunt betaal je een bepaald bedrag.
Check de studiegeld-tarieven.