Exchange programme in the BA Visual Arts
30 ECTS / 1 semester
Campus Brussel / Sint-Lukas

Graphic Design - Media & Information Design in Brussels

Academic Bachelor / Specialization / Exchange Programme

The supply of information is growing at a phenomenal rate and is becoming increasingly confusing in our digital society. Now more than ever, we need creative designers to guide us through this abundance of information. In this four-year academic programme, you will learn to be a graphic designer and how to deal creatively with new media technologies and present information in a visually clear and attractive way. 


How many deaths did the climate crisis cause last year? How much do students spend on alcohol and drugs in one evening? What do black holes in space look like? How do refugee flows move across continents? How many mobile app notifications do teens receive a day? How are trees connected with each other underground?  

You learn how to capture these kinds of themes in powerful images or stories using the most advanced graphic tools. You start with the basics of graphic design, in print and on-screen. You learn how to communicate effectively with text, image, shape, colour, symbols and composition. You become familiar with digital code and data and you learn to create images with the help of artificial intelligence.  

After completing our programme, you can easily find work in the creative sector: you can work for renowned graphic design agencies, design studios, communication and news services, media companies and web agencies. Or you can start building up your own design studio.

On our blog  you will find a selection of the most remarkable designs created by students of the Media & Information Design education programme.

    Programme for exchange students: As an exchange student you’ll enroll in the first semester of the 3rd bachelor year. The semester will focus on:

    • You’ll learn how to use your acquired skills and formulate your own design assignments based on imposed themes;
    • You’ll broaden your knowledge in different facets of digital media;
    • You’ll explore your hardware and software beyond everyday digital devices;
    • You’ll learn to use tools and techniques for registering, documenting and presenting your research process.
    What do you need?

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

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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 Sint-Lukas Brussels
      Paleizenstraat 70
      1030 Brussels

      +32 2 250 11 00

      An international campus and an added value to your programme

      • A modern and open campus in one of Europe's foremost artistic hubs
      • Studio's and workshops, a state of the arts lending service, high tech print rooms …
      • A creative community with four educational institutions and over a thousand artist and designers
      • An art library renowned for its collection in the country 
      • At walking distance of the Brussels North railway station


      If you need more information, don't hesitate to contact me:

      • Bettie Smets, International Coordinator campus Sint-Lukas Brussels and Narafi Brussels
      • Tel: +32 2 308 27 62

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      If the basic principle of the policy plan means that 'quality is our driving force', and that every aspect of the policy can be tested against this, then LUCA undeniably wants to develop and nurture a strong quality culture: a culture that leaves based on trust in people with talent and expertise, and which is aimed at valuing, inspiring and improving.

      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.
      For KOPERA, LUCA starts from a vision of quality care that is based on trust and aimed at valuing, inspiring and improving.

      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.
      The final element of KOPERA is the ultimate assurance of training quality. The key question is: "Does the program have a good quality culture that follows the 'plan-do-check-act' circle?"

      LUCA publishes a quality sheet for each course. You can find this on the Education Quality page.

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      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.

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