Situated Design - Master graduation track fulltime programme
More about this master
What will you be trained to do
Situated Design prepares you for a future in a dynamic profession that demands strong reflexive and adaptive abilities. In a critical and supportive environment, you will learn how to operate independently and as part of a team on complex, research-based projects. Graduates leave the institute with a cohesive body of work. And, more importantly, working methods upon which to build a sustainable, lifelong career in the field of design.
You will be equipped to establish your own future-proof design practices.
In the realm of Situated Design, you will find:
- An embodied design practice that enables you to navigate the world as integral part of it.
- A design ethos that encourages you to be unabashedly authentic in expressing your perspectives, emotions and connections with others and the world.
At Situated Design, we are committed to helping you become:
- A consummate professional designer who excels in presenting your work, engaging with peers in the industry. And connecting with a broader cross-section of society.
- A designer who uncovers and embraces your true passion. Embarking on a lifelong pursuit and developing your ways of perceiving, sensing, and collaborating with the world.
Potential careers after the programme
What is expected of you
This graduation track is right for you if you are a graphic designer, illustrator, urbanist, electronics or software engineer, filmmaker, visual storyteller, artist or data scientist. With an interest in communication and digital cultures.
Programme structure Situated Design - Master graduation track
The graduation track Situated design offers you a unique interdisciplinary programme of art and design activities. Fostering key areas of research and scholarship, while building a bridge with science and technology. The graduation track is delivered across 24 months, comprised of 4 semesters and 6 units of study. Each unit ends with an assessment.
In the first year you focus on training new skills, methods of research and setting up your research practice for your artistic practice. Situated Design offers you modules, courses and tutorials to explore how to contextualize, expand and integrate your work in the right professional work field. At the end of each semester there is a summative assessment on your individual Studio Practice. All education takes place at the Avans location.
- 1. Context & Skills Learning
- 2. Co-research and External Enquiry in the Field
In the second year you focus more on writing your thesis and materializing outcomes of your research. You present your final research at the Graduation Research HUB and you get the opportunity to exhibit your work at the graduation ceremony. At the end of each semester there is a summative assessment on your individual Studio Practice. Education takes place in a hybrid programme. It's possible to study remotely or to combine it with residencies or research activities abroad.
- 3. Consolidation of Practice-led Research
- 4. Graduation Phase
Admissions requirements Situated Design - Master graduation track
With a bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences (hbo) or a research university (wo), you have access to the program. We invite designers who seek a deeper understanding of the fundamental changes taking place within the profession. And those who are eager to shape its future to apply.
Spoken and written proficiency in English is required.
An admissions interview is conducted with every student.
Practical information Situated Design - Master graduation track
If you have decided to pursue this study programme you will need to register for it. Before you do, make sure you have informed yourself about our rules and regulations.
Please apply via our Dutch website if you are a Dutch student.
You must apply for this bachelor's degree programme via the Studielink website.
In addition to the application procedure via Studielink you must also send us several documents. You will receive an e-mail with instructions to send us your curriculum vitae, portfolio, artistic statement and research proposal.
Be sure to keep an eye on the enrolment deadline. You will find the deadline at 'Admissions requirements' of this programme.
|Start month||Location||Application deadline|
|September||EEA||1 August 2024|
|September||Non EEA||1 May 2024|
After application we will contact you to inform you on the further procedure.
Scholarships are much sought after nowadays: nearly every student who decides to study abroad considers applying for one. Information about scholarships specific to Avans University of Applied Sciences can be found on our scholarship page.
For more information please contact Student Support on +31 (0) 88 525 75 50 or via this contact form.
In the overview below you will find the tuition fee amounts that have been set for new students at Avans University of Applied Sciences.
Which of these 3 fees applies to you depends on the category you are in. In general, students from the European Economic Area (EEA) pay the statutory fee, while other students pay the institutional or non-EEA fee. Exchange students generally pay their tuition fees to their home institution and not to Avans.
Please check the tuition fees page for detailed information.
|Statutory fee||€ 2,314,-||2023 - 2024|
|Non-EER fee||€ 8,852,-||2023 - 2024|
|Institution fee||€ 8,852,-||2023 - 2024|
|Statutory fee||€ 2,530,-||2024 - 2025|
|Non-EER fee||€ 9,680,-||2024 - 2025|
|Institution fee||€ 9,680,-||2024 - 2025|
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