Exchange programme in the BA or MA Product Design
30 - 60 ECTS / 1 semester - 1 year
Campus Genk / C-mine

Product Design in Genk

Academic Bachelor / Exchange Programme

In the product design department you will learn to design products, services and systems that have an impact on people, the environment and society. You will explore the complex relationship between products and the impact they create (Exploring), translate the insights generated from this exploration into sustainable futures (Storytelling) and learn to make these future scenarios tangible (Making), so that you can test and evaluate their potential in different contexts and for diverse people.

This process of exploring, making and storytelling forms the basis of our program.

Exchange Students are most welcome in our 3rd bachelor year in the Autumn Semester. Where the will engage in the Regenerative and Multiple Design modules. Please scroll down to discover your course selection.


We offer interesting design modules for international students in the Autumn Semester. Modules which are theme directed accompagnied by assignments which are contextualized within a particular theme that poses a Contemporary Design Challenge. Giving students insights into how design shapes a world in change and what the designer's role can be in this.

The following courses are offerde in our exchange Semester:

  • Regenerative Design (9 ects)
  • Multiple Design (9 ects)
  • Material & Technology 3 (3 ects)
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset & Creative Industry (6 ects)
  • Toolkit Workshop & Personal Project (3 ects)
What do you need?

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

Our campus 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

All Erasmus+ Exchange Students need to apply via the exchange application procedure of LUCA School of Arts. During your application process, you can indicate the LUCA campus of your choice and the exchange programme you wish to apply for. Notice that not all programmes are open for incoming exchange students in both semesters. An overview can be found here.

  • The deadline for the Autumn Semester / full year is April 1
  • The deadline for the Spring Semester is October 1

Outcome Exchange Application

The outcome of the application can be expected within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Both you and your international coordinator will be informed about the result of your application by e-mail. No need to inquire about the outcome yourself.

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

Campus C-Mine Genk

  • Een kleinschalige campus met een dynamische vibe tussen de verschillende opleidingen en de creatieve industrie uit de omgeving
  • Werkplaatsen met up-to-date technologie zoals Wacom-cintiq, Renderfarm, Stopmotion studio, Cintiq tekentablets en VR Brillen ... 
  • Tv- en filmsets, montageruimtes, audiostudio’s en inspirerende research, schrijf- en productielokalen
  • Een gespecialiseerde bibliotheek en goed uitgeruste uitleendienst met state of the art opname en post-productie apparatuur 
  • Creatieve hub voor jonge ondernemers 
  • Een modern gebouw op een historische site


For specific information or questions about exchange in the Product Design degree, please contact:
Mr Ben Hagenaars via email.

Campus Genk / C-mine

For general information on International exchange at campus C-mine, please contact:
Jan Louis De Bruyn via email.


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