Education at MAMDT
The world is changing fast. This is both cliché and fact. People and institutions are continuously trying to identify who they are, how to make the most of situations and how to make sure they do not fall behind. Designers are called upon to not only research but co-design the world of tomorrow.
At Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology we empower students by teaching them a wide set of ‘languages’, ranging from visual languages to coding skills. And whatever they are going to research, innovate and design, they will do it with empathic skills, ambition and creativity.
In our academy, we have two ‘flavours’ of bachelor’s degree programmes (which we love to blend!)…
- Communication and Multimedia Design
- Visual Communication
September 1st, 2017 we start with our brand new master’s course
- Hybrid Media
Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD)
Roll back the frontiers of your own abilities and grasp the opportunities setting the tone in a world of interactive media and digital communication.
At CMD students grow into the role of communication specialists who are able to identify the needs of present day society and translate these needs into interactive media solutions with human-centred design as the starting point.
CMD’ers work cross disciplinary and are not afraid of embracing new technology, but without losing sight of the end goal and, more importantly, the end user.
At all times, it is the experience of the end user which is central in this process. The possibilities presented by technology serve the needs and wishes of this end user.
Visual Communication (VisCom)
Image and media are important aspects of our culture. In order to attain our communication goals – getting the message across – we use media in all sorts of different ways.
But at the end of the day, it’s all about this: why am I telling my story, how do I tell it, what do I tell it with, when, and to whom?
Within Visual Communication, you can chose from four specialisations, each using a different communication medium:
- Graphic design
It’s your job to convey your message as a designer using your design. This works more powerfully than text alone. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Master’s Course Hybrid Media (starts September 1st, 2017)
The world of today is connected, interdisciplinary, intercultural and always in transition. Professionals who innovate and compete, will have to deepen themselves more than ever in this complex, technological and hybrid world. The exploration of the future of media and entrepreneurship is a central focus point in this master, focusing on innovative visual experiment and research about other cultures from other continents (e.g. Japan, Korea, America). Furthermore communication and human behavior are essential components; they are necessary because of the rapidly changing needs for communication, and the diversity of media and technology that can be used for this purpose.
The two-year master’s course Hybrid Media provides designers, entrepreneurs and researchers a unique in depth path within design cultures worldwide and a specialization in disciplines in leading environments. The focus is on the synergy between art and creative technology. Visual design in all it’s capacity in the 21st century.
The target audience will not only consist out of starting or established designers, but out of professionals from large organizations who are struggling with questions regarding their existence now and in the future within the creative industries, as well as organizations such as APG who are searching for innovation.
The program offers a framework around artistic research, entrepreneurship, critical reflection, intercultural designs, hybrid media design, conceptual thinking. The research is aimed at both: design research by artists or designers and their own work; research into hybrid media and communication and research for new design practices and methods.
Alternatively, the program allows the student to determine independently their study path offered by network relationships, internships, exchange with partner schools in Korea, Japan and Los Angeles, depending on their own interests and entrepreneurial mindset through startups.
About the partner institutions
Four international academies have teamed up to develop a valuable, durable cooperation. The strategic choice made by Zuyd University to invest and develop partners in other countries gives Zuyd University a unique platform to inspiring cultures in the world and a network within the creative industries. They provide the faculty and students with a range of study and travel opportunities which help position them for success within the global employment market. It is our ambition to consolidate those achievements and realize their full benefits.
Our understanding of global reach goes beyond the educational partners. The University invests in a growing global network of commercial and non-commercial partners. The geographic and cultural breadth of our location within the Euregio, in itself a huge asset, is telescoped into a vast center moreover in the city Maastricht.
- Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Zuyd is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, located in the southernmost province of Limburg. A strategic location at the heart of one of Europe’s most important and prosperous areas, the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. Brussels and Antwerp (Belgium) and the German Ruhr area are only an hour’s drive away, and cities such as Frankfurt and Paris can be reached within a few hours. Zuyd has about 1650 employees and over 14500 students at several locations. The study programmes taught in English are all located in the city of Maastricht; we offer undergraduate courses and a number of postgraduate courses here in disciplines such as Arts, Music, Business Studies, Hotel Management, Languages en Communication. Maastricht is international, full of joie de vivre, and has a large student population. The city has a rich cultural life, a wide variety of shops and boutiques, and a whole host of pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants, all of which make it an ideal place to live, work and study in. Zuyd University is situated in a unique location in the heart of Europe easy to reach by plane, train or car.
- California State University Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is a public comprehensive university in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the 23 universities in the California State University (CSU) system. Cal State LA is located in the eastern region of Los Angeles, California, United States, in the University Hills district, facing the San Gabriel Mountains, at the center of Los Angeles metropolitan area just five miles (8 km) east of Downtown Los Angeles and near Hollywood. Cal State LA offers 129 Bachelor’s degrees, 112 Master’s degrees, 3 Doctoral degrees: a Ph.D. in special education, Doctor of Education (Ed.D), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and 22 teaching credentials.
- Kobe Design University
Art and technology: working with people and the future International minds. Kobe is an international port. It has accepted diverse cultures. It’s an urban space where people and cultures integrate. As a symbol of the integration, students from the inside and outside of the country come together at Kobe Design University. Urban and Nature: The city faces Osaka Bay and is blessed with abundant nature, with the Rokko Mountains in the background forming a backdrop. Its many people have created the city’s unique spaces, from uptown to downtown, and from the port town to the new town. This international city offers an abundance of potential fields for Kobe Design University. These include architecture, fine art, design, fashion, photography, computer graphics, film, manga and animation. The university cultivates artists who have a comprehensive mind.
- Seoul Institute of the Arts
Seoul Institute of the Arts (SeoulArts) is a South Korean arts university founded by Yoo Chi-Jin in 1962. The Ansan Campus was completed in February 2001 and is the designated centre of arts education, whilst the Namsan Campus is the center of art experience. SIA has 2400 students in 13 departments. It offers a three-year associate degree program as well as a four-year program for a bachelor’s degree. The incumbent president of the university is Yoo Duk-Hyung.
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