Master in Situated Design
During this two-year Master programme, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning environment, students will explore how to take environmental, social, cultural and political factors as the basis for design processes.
Through exposure to a variety of design methodologies and practices, students learn to iterate design concepts and are able to analyze, inform and shape their projects from concept to final project. Students learn to design with emerging technologies and creative software to create new perspectives and innovative forms of design and user experiences.
On the basis of partnerships with commercial, governmental, scientific and cultural organizations, the Master programme offers a range of real-world challenges to engage with. Working on these challenges, students develop the skills, experiences and critical mindset required for design after the situated turn. The programmed is led by the core tutor, Ollie Palmer.
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) is part of the St. Joost School of Fine Art & Design, which is part of the Avans University of Applied Sciences. All Master programmes of the MIVC are housed within a single campus location, close to the heart of the City of 's-Hertogenbosch.
The master in Situated Design is aimed at graphic designers, illustrators, urbanists, communication & digital cultures, electronics and software engineers, filmmakers, visual storytellers, artists and data scientists.
The programme is open to Bachelor of Graphic Design graduates and practicing professionals in the field and in some cases applicants from other disciplines and backgrounds. Admission requirements include a portfolio, artistic statement and research proposal.
English requirements for international students
Exam - Minimum score:
- IELTS overall band: 6
- TOEFL paper-based: 550
- TOEFL internet-based: 80
Start of programme: September
Application deadline EU: 1 August
Application deadline non-EU: 1 June