Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Who We Are

Fontys provides education and research. As a broad-based university, we are the largest public knowledge institute in the southern Netherlands. Fontys wants to be an innovation engine by linking its education and research to innovation processes within and outside the regions. Fontys has a large impact due to its education and research in almost all sectors of society. Because of our representation in key positions in almost every sector, everyone who lives and works in the southern Netherlands comes into contact with Fontys, either directly or indirectly. We educate large groups of talented young adults in a great many professions. After their training, we meet them as colleagues, as internship coaches, as partners in cooperation and/or research or as professionals who wish to enrich or deepen their knowledge. Our organisation is in good order. Students and employees are satisfied and give us ‘seven minus’ and ‘seven plus’ respectively. Fontys is financially healthy and the quality of our education is also in good order. The basic qualities that we demand of ourselves are sustainably anchored in the control and accompanying evaluation cycles. We regard ourselves as a knowledge and innovation partner of regions and professional fields.

Educational vision

Technological, societal and economic developments influence and change the world around us, now and in the future. Fontys delivers an important contribution to these necessary changes by meeting more than the needs of the student and the world of the future. Our significance also lies in our effect on the implementation of the changes in society – regional, national and international. Our added value lies in our proactive role – in the joint designing and development of a sustainable and fair society.

We deliver this added value by linking talent development to change in societal sectors and fields of work. Our function as an open knowledge institute is to provide the form by linking education and research to current societal issues. This is how we contribute to innovation in the field of work, the professional context and social sectors. We form the regional, national and international agendas in cooperation with our social partners. We are proactive and future-oriented so that we can have the necessary impact on society, today and in the future.

We deliver this added value by investing in talents. For us, talent is a personal natural aptitude or characteristic that enables you to contribute to society. Talent allows people to use their strengths. Fontys is there for everyone who wants to discover and develop their talents at the higher vocational level and everyone who wants to continue their professional development. We offer space to all cultural and social backgrounds.

Our Ambition

The core of the assignment that we give ourselves and the promise that this entails to students, the professional field and society consist of two elements:

  1. We offer students the prospect of being able to discover their own talents and develop into start-ready professionals who accept social responsibility, contribute to innovations in their professional field and continue to develop optimally in their own way.
  2. We work on innovations in the professional field on themes that are relevant to the regions. Here, we work together with the government, institutes and companies on research and development for innovation in the region and invest in the ecosystem in which students and employees can (continue to) professionalise.

Fontys has a clear social assignment: offering inspiring, challenging and high quality higher vocational education and the execution of practical, research that has significance for society. Education and research are appropriate for current and future questions and the needs of the student, the professional field and the (regional) society. We want to formulate, prioritise, research and, if possible, resolve the questions of the future jointly with our partners.

Our Mission

Quality is the key feature

Fontys aims to be an educational institution that is ‘inspiring growth through support & challenges’ and to be an educational organisation at which students can grow and learn to think more laterally, i.e. to ‘think bigger’. Fontys aims to achieve these objectives through the provision of support and challenges to its students, staff and all relevant stakeholders.

The core objective is to promote an organisation-wide mentality that will result in continuous attention for quality improvement in terms of education, content and processes. Fontys focuses on Bachelor education and Master degree programmes financed by the Dutch government. The education is organised well and provided in professional education environments. Fontys strives to achieve high quality, embedding its activities solidly within society, whilst achieving a leading position as a knowledge institution, both nationally and in its regional environments.

Quality is the key feature of the Fontys vision. Fontys strives to achieve a level of quality that will match that of any higher education institution in the European context.

Governance & Accountability

The Fontys University of Applied Sciences, as a social institution, strives to account for its activities within its immediate environment in an open and transparent manner. Fontys aims to be judged according to its performance and to communicate openly with its stakeholders. The Fontys Board of Governors and Executive Board have been established in accordance with the principles laid down in the Sector Code for the Governance of Universities of Applied Sciences. The Board of Governors ensures that the Executive Board complies with these principles.

In addition to vertical accountability to various authorities, including the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, Fontys utilises various forms of horizontal dialogue and accountability. This includes, for example, accountability to students and employees via participation bodies and ‘opleidingscommissies’, or ‘OC’s’ (Degree Programme Committees, or ‘DPC’s’). Many Fontys institutes also have an Advisory Board.

Participation

Each Fontys institute has an ‘Instituutsmedezeggenschapsraad’, or ‘IMR’ (Institute Participation Council, or ‘IPC’). The discussion partner for the IPC members is their own Institute Director. The ‘Centrale Medezeggenschapsraad’, or ‘CMR’ (Central Participation Council, or ‘CPC’) is the discussion partner for the Executive Board and the ‘Diensten Medezeggenschapsraad’, or ‘DMR’ (Service Department Participation Council, or ‘SDPC’) is the discussion partner for the Service Department Directors.

Representation

Each Fontys institute has an ‘Instituutsmedezeggenschapsraad’, or ‘IMR’ (Institute Participation Council, or ‘IPC’). The discussion partner for the IPC members is their own Institute Director. The ‘Centrale Medezeggenschapsraad’, or ‘CMR’ (Central Participation Council, or ‘CPC’) is the discussion partner for the Executive Board and the ‘Diensten Medezeggenschapsraad’, or ‘DMR’ (Services Participation Council, or ‘SPC’) is the discussion partner for the Support Services Directors.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master in Choreography

Campus Part time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Tilburg

This part-time 2 year innovative Joint Degree Master Choreography is run jointly by Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg. The program is designed to support experienced movement makers from a variety of fields while they carry out research into questions initiating from their current practice. [+]

This part-time 2 year innovative Joint Degree Master Choreography is run jointly by Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg. The program is designed to support experienced movement makers from a variety of fields while they carry out research into questions initiating from their current practice.

What to expect from us? Year 1 has an internally directed focus as students are guided by teachers, coaches and guest teachers in developing their skills. Year 2 has an externally directed focus and students test the acquired knowledge while learning about, and creating generative responses to, alternative working contexts. What do we expect from you? ... [-]

Master in Master Performing Public Space

Online & Campus Combined Full time 12 months August 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces. [+]

What does it mean to perform public space?

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces. Out of this awareness, the brand new Master program called Performing Public Space was born.

In a time in which political and social structures are re-considered heavily, PPS offers a flexible and innovative environment to artistically question, redefine and reclaim public space in its broadest sense. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including critical theory and other modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, PPS offers creatives the opportunity to explore the world-making power of producing work in public space.... [-]


MSc

Master in Architecture

Campus Part time 48 months September 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

FHK MA+U, Tilburg, the Netherlands offers the concurrent Master of Architecture. This master is collaborative, topical, creative and practice-based. While firmly rooted in the Dutch architectural tradition, the program has a strong international orientation. [+]

Programme

FHK MA+U, Tilburg, the Netherlands offers the concurrent Master of Architecture (M. Arch). The Master of Architecture is collaborative, topical, creative and practice-based. While firmly rooted in the Dutch architectural tradition, the program has a strong international orientation. Nowadays, spatial challenges to be confronted by architects are global by nature while still requiring context and location-specific solutions. The master program’s objective is to educate architects who are able at effectively combining design intelligence with a reflective attitude and practical and entrepreneurial skills. The curriculum is competency based and geared towards achieving mastery skills in seven crucial competences (Design, Research, Collaboration, Communication, Entrepreneurial skills, Organizing, Professional skills)The educational concept of this Master program is unique; education in concurrency with employment in a professional practice. This concurrent education offers students experience and education beyond the school curriculum, essential to their professional formation as architectural designers. Additionally, the Academy itself is a laboratory for spatial assignments from real stakeholders. Our tutors are professionals from a variety of disciplines, but all with a strong relation to practice. The Design Studio is the heart of the master program. In the studio, students are trained to apply all kinds of skills and methods towards ever more convincing synthetic design proposals for complex spatial problems. The studio assignments are invariably related to the complexity of contemporary societies and will engage social, cultural, political, economic and technological parameters.... [-]


Master in Urbanism

Campus Part time 48 months September 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The urban designer's core competence is the ability to design spatial conditions facilitating diverse and dynamic urban programs and urban conditions with respect for the social, ecological and economic values of the site and society. [+]

What to expect from us

The educational concept of this Master program is unique; education in concurrency with employment in a professional practice. This concurrent education offers students experience and education beyond the school curriculum, essential to their professional formation as urban designers. Additionally, the Academy itself is a laboratory for spatial assignments from real stakeholders. Our tutors are professionals from a variety of disciplines, but all with a strong relation to practice. The Design Studio is the heart of the master program. In the studio, students are trained to apply all kinds of skills and methods towards ever more convincing synthetic design proposals for complex spatial problems. The studio assignments are invariably related to the complexity of contemporary societies and will engage social, cultural, political, economic and technological parameters.... [-]


Master of Science in Business and Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Venlo

This programme is designed for new or recent graduates from any discipline with little or no work experience who wish to gain a business and management qualification in order to pursue a career in management on a strategic level. [+]

Programme

This programme is designed for new or recent graduates from any discipline with little or no work experience who wish to gain a business and management qualification in order to pursue a career in management on a strategic level.

The Master of Science in Business and Management is a 12-month course in the Netherlands and the U.K. The course programme provides students with the opportunity of both studying at Fontys International Campus in Venlo and at the University of Plymouth, England.The programme will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding in the disciplines and functional areas of business and management. The core part of the programme will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the principles that apply to the management of organisations, covering the main functional areas of a business and management theories and practices at a strategic level.... [-]


Master of Science in International Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Procurement

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Venlo

There are 2 optional programme pathways - MSc in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ILSCM) and MSc in International Procurement and Supply Chain Management (IPSCM). [+]

Degree

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a British degree "Master of Science in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management” or “Master of Science in International Procurement and Supply Chain Management”. The degrees are awarded by Plymouth University.

These degrees are compliant with the British Government’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) guidelines and standards (similar to the Dutch educational accreditation organisation NVAO (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie).

Students undertaking Term 1 at Fontys, will receive a "Certificate of attendance" from Fontys proving they did this program in 2 Universities and countries.

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Master

Master of Music

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists. [+]

Programme in brief

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists.

Content of the programme

The master offers you an intensive two-year programme. The core programme consists of international masterclasses, individual lessons, and lectures on research skills, cultural entrepreneurship, music philosophy and music marketing. Specializations: • Classical music (instrumental/vocal) • Pop (instrumental/vocal) • Jazz (instrumental/vocal) • Musical Theater • Music Theory • Composition/arranging (classical/jazz/pop) • Conducting... [-]