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!)…

In September we start with our new Master Intercultural Media and Innovation.

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.

Learn more about CMD (Dutch)

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:

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.

Learn more about VISCOM (Dutch)

Master Intercultural Media and Innovation
(starts September 15th, 2017)

The world of today is connected, interdisciplinary, intercultural and always in transition. To stay ahead, compete, innovate or be able to make solid statements about this changing world, one needs to observe the world, its inhabitants, and the cultures they create. By confronting oneself with significantly different cultures and its stories, visual languages, innovations and ways of thinking, one is able to find unexpected ways of thinking and creating.

Ambitious, challenging, and demanding are just three words that describe Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology. The academy targeted this programme towards students who want to deepen their knowledge and skills, but also want to further develop their personal and critical innovation and entrepreneurial competencies. You are interested in innovation, cultures and would like to gain experience in the development and implementation of innovative projects in an organisation or team. You are a doer who is keen to accept the challenge of designing and implementing a product that works. Alternatively, the program allows the student to determine independently their study path offered by network relationships, internships, exchange with partner schools in Japan, Korea, South Africa, Los Angeles and New York, depending on their own interests and entrepreneurial mindset through start-ups.

Check out the Master’s brochure Intercultural Media and Innovation.

Dirk Reynders