Exchange programme in the BA or MA Visual Arts
30 - 60 ECTS / 1 semester - 1 year
Campus Gent / Sint-Lucas

Mixed Media in Ghent

Academic Bachelor / Exchange Programme

In the atelier Mixed Media, there is a focus on the development of an autonomous artistic practice, while addressing the socio-political roles of art production. Mixed Media offers an interdisciplinary environment, where art not necessarily stems from one discipline but rather from the senses.


Mixed Media students explore new forms of seeing, hearing, smelling and feeling, to find their own position with the field of the arts and society. Students actively look for an audience both inside and outside the school, through exhibitions, lectures, performances and concerts.  These interactions with the public are a crucial part of the artistic growth process. The atelier helps with the exploration of the different artistic possibilities, methodologies and ways of reflecting on one's own work. How does a student start up an artistic practice and how does he / she position it within the art world. Throughout the educational program there are weekly conversations with the main tutors, and alongside guest tutors and professional artists/ performers are invited for lectures and workshops. Studio or atelier time is alternated with an extensive practical and theoretical program provided by the department, to open students to less familiar parts of the artistic practice. In the first year the atelier creates an open space for all possible thoughts, creation, and action, focusing mainly on experimentation. In the second year, students will work in an open, interdisciplinary environment, designing artistic methodologies, working individually or collectively with supervisors. In the third year, students will present their ideas, concepts and works to an audience outside of school.

The website of the atelier:

Programme for exchange students

The Visual Arts programme on campus Ghent offers academically oriented BA and MA degrees in Textile Design, Graphic Design and Fine Arts. Within Fine Arts students can either develop a hybrid fine arts practice or choose to focus on one of the following disciplines: Sculpture-Glass-Ceramics, Illustration, Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing-Printmaking. Exchange students are welcome to join the programme in 2BA or 3BA (first semester, second semester or a full year) or in MA (first semester). The study progress at your home university and the quality of your portfolio will determine your  enrolment in either BA or MA at LUCA.                          

The atelier will be the main part of your study programme at LUCA. Additionally, you can opt for drawing classes, English taught theoretical courses and Dutch classes (off campus). A welcome week with introductions to Flemish historical and contemporary art, the city of Gent and the campus is organised each semester.          

We can offer you an exchange programme of 30 ECTS credits. Detailed information about the offered course units can be found via

In the past years, all students of the atelier Mixed Media took part in a variety of festivals and public performances such as the European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück in Duitsland, Slow 36H in het Concertgebouw in Brugge, Get Out of the Paté in Kassel, Documenta 14, Momentum #03 on the roof of de Singel in Antwerp,… the yearly Mayday Mayday Festival in Campo, Gent.

For more information, see

Atelier Mixed Media alumni making their way in the art world:

Jeroen Vandesande (sound art)

Pauwel De Buck (concert organiser & sound art)

Melissa Verschelde (foto)

Louis Vanhaverbeke (performance & music)

Valentijn Goethals (curator, graphic design, art) en

Boudy Verleye / Brihang (music)

Margarita Maximova (video art)

Sven Dehens (books, performance, curator)

Hanne Van Dyck (visual art & writing)

Lydia Debeer (video & sound art)

Matthias Yzebaert / Mayz (music, graphic design & art)

Anne van de Star (music, performance, art)

Mick Lemaire (music)

Celine Aernoudt (performance, visual art)

Roos Nieboer (performance, visual art)

Klaas Debaere (writing, drawing & performer)

Toon Boeckmans (visual art)

Yonas Seymoun (video and installation art)

What do you need?

A good command of English (level B2) is required to make the most of your stay with us.

Campus Ghent does not own student accommodation. Therefore, you will have to rent a room on the private housing market for the duration of your stay. To help you in your search, please contact our student support services (

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Application & entry requirements

Om te starten met onze opleiding moet je voldoen aan enkele toelatingsvoorwaarden. Behalve diploma- en leerkredietvoorwaarden zijn er voor studenten van buiten de Vlaamse Gemeenschap ook bijkomende taal- en verblijfsvoorwaarden. Bovendien moet je ook slagen voor een Artistieke Toelatingsproef. 

Meer informatie over de toelatingsvoorwaarden

Wil je starten met een opleiding bij LUCA?
Dan moet je slagen voor een ARTISTIEKE TOELATINGSPROEF

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent in a nutshell

LUCA-campus Ghent (Sint-Lucas) consists of various buildings, most of them are located in the lovely historic city centre of Ghent where the vast majority of the classes are taught. One campus building is situated in a park in Mariakerke, the greenest suburb of Ghent. Depending on the courses you enroll for, you may also have classes for half a day or a full day at Mariakerke.

Students have a working space on campus for the duration of the exchange and can make use of the technical facilities for casting, metal, word, printmaking, textiles, print and scan, screen printing, audio, video and photography.


    If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us:

    Veerle Van den Abbeele

    Tel. +32 2 447 10 76

    Machteld Pectoor

    Tel. +32 9 447 10 75

    Alexianenplein 1 - 9000 Gent//

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    The formal quality framework for training within LUCA was named KOPERA, which stands for: Critically Analyzing the Quality of Training with Peers in Own Direction.
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    During the six-year KOPERA cycle, each training course receives a panel of critical friends who examine the implementation of the quality characteristics and examine how the training contributes to the general LUCA policy.
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    Consult concrete figures of this training

    Are you curious about our approach to Art education? During our open days, you will get all the information you need, visit the campus, talk to our teaching staff and students ... Still not convinced? Visit our graduation show! During this, on-campus two-day art festival you can experience first hand how good our students really are.

    Come and meet us!


    Roel Kerkhofs
    Tine Guns
    Ode de Kort
    Ella de Burca
    Chloë Delanghe
    Karel Victor Moortgat

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