Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

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 organization 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.

Quality is the key feature

Fontys aims to be an educational institution that is ‘inspiring growth through support & challenges’ and to be an educational organization 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 organization-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 organized 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.

Fontys Student Facilities Department

The Fontys Student Facilities Department supports, assists and supervises students beyond their actual course programmes and all in a customer-friendly, independent manner, on behalf of the entire Fontys organization.

The Student Facilities Department provides advice and support in relation to financial matters, course-related matters, practical matters and student associations. It performs a supervisory role during your course programme and provides information regarding events related to the study process.

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 2018 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.... [-]


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 Full 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. [+]

“Many of today’s pressing societal, economic and ecological issues have spatial consequences that architects and urban designers are well prepared to confront.” (Rory Hyde).

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 competence based and geared towards achieving mastery skills in seven crucial competences (Desgin, Research, Collaboration, Communication, Entrepreneurial skills, Organizing, Professional skills).... [-]


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. [+]

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.

A specific competence of urban designers is the ability to switch easily between the different scales and to strategically reconcile the conflicting needs that may arise at those different scales. This requires great social and political sensibility as well as well-developed communication and collaboration skills.

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.... [-]


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. [+]

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 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). [+]

There are 2 optional programme pathways;

MSc in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ILSCM) MSc in International Procurement and Supply Chain Management (IPSCM)

The study is divided into 3 Terms of 30 EC (European credits) each;

Term 1; September - December in Venlo, The Netherlands

3 Modules• MAR700 Supply Chains and Production Control Systems• MAR701V Research Skills and economics for International Supply Chains• MAR702V Maritime Finance and Business Modelling

Term 2; January - May in Plymouth, U.K.

3 Modules• MAR704 Logistics, Supply Chains, Systems and Methods • MAR707 International Supply Chain Systems • MAR709 International Logistics Management or MAR708 International Procurement Management... [-]


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 program for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. [+]

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree program 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.

Accreditation and reviews

The joint Master of Music program at Fontys and the Maastricht Academy of Music has been accredited by the NVAO, the organization for accreditation in higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. The Master of Music leads to the accredited M.Mus. degree. In 2015, the Dutch HBO-Keuzegids Guide selected the Master of Music program at Fontys as the number 1 in the Netherlands.... [-]