Bachelor ICT & Media Design

Human life and society are becoming increasingly intertwined with media, IT, and technology. Interaction with our everyday environment via IT is ubiquitous. Controlling the lights, heating and energy consumption in your houses, (online) shopping, supermarket payments, music, watching series, film, playing games, driving your car, making an appointment with your hairdresser, maintaining and starting social connections and operating your microwave oven: all, and more, are done with digital apps and interfaces.

The study programme ICT & Media Design is about the design and development of the relation and interaction between humans and media technology. You’ll be trained as a user experience designer and developer. You’ll learn to discover user and customer needs, to create new creative and meaningful concepts, develop prototypes and gorgeous UX/Visual designs. You improve your work via expert feedback and user testing. Techniques that you learn to use include frontend development techniques like HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related libraries. You’ll learn how to apply storytelling, user centered design and gamification.

What will you do at ICT & Media Design

An indication of the programme per semester is given here. However, please note that our projects are evolving continuously.

Job opportunities:

Webdeveloper (back end / applications (apps))
- Front-end developer
- UX-designer/researcher
- Interaction Design
- Conversational Experience Designer
- SEO/SEA specialist
- Digital marketeer

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Glow Light Festival

Trees of Life and Circle of Life, 2 projects developed by our students.

  • Subjects per semester

    What will you do at ICT & Media Design

    An indication of the programme you will be following is given below. However, please note that our projects are evolving continuously.

    1st year of study

    Semester 1: General introduction semester.

    Semester 2: Talent Driven Innovation: you will learn to build a brand for a musical act and design and evelop suitable media products, e.g. websites visual designs, social media, video and stage visuals. Client: Rock Academy

    2nd year of study

    Semester 3: Technology driven innovation: you will learn to innovate with technology as a starting point. You will learn to experiment with different technologies and train yourslef as a media designer to create multiple different products for clients. Common subjects in this semester are: user interaction, data & data visualisation, storytelling, media installations.

    Example projects:

    • design a cool interactive way to select and view 10 - 20 videos in the form of a physical installation. Client: Night of the Nerds
    • design an interactive light installation. Client: Glow Light Festival Eindhoven

    Semester 4: Human Driven Innovation: you will learn to innovate with users as a starting point. Based on a briefing by a client you will develop an innovative, interactive media product. Partners in education, the lectorate "Interaction Design" and field experts provide actual and creative cases that you will work on during this semester.

    Example projects:

    • How can voedselbanken.nl (a Dutch foodbank) reach more needful people who qualify for foodbank but do not apply for it? Client: voedselbanken.nl
    • Design an interactive sporting infrastructure for the city of Eindhoven. Client: The vitality living lab
    3rd year of study

    Semester 5: Internship: work and study in a media / IT company.

    Semester 6: Society Driven Innovation: you will learn to design and develop solutions for actual societal problems or opportunities. You will create services or products based on user research, new technologies and/or societal trends. Research and development are key in this semester.

    Example projects:

    • How can we improve our non-hospital care with conversational interfaces? Client: Spaarne Gasthuis
    • How can we use comedy to create public awareness for the perils of recent trends like deepfakes, identity theft.
    • How can we stimulate our audience with help of comedy to think about new techniques, such as deepfakes, data leaks, identity theft. Client: Boom Chicago, Amsterdam
    4th year of study

    Semester 7: Minor.

    Semester 8: Graduation. You will do this as a project in a company of your choice.

    Glow Light Festival

    Trees of Life and Circle of Life, 2 projects developed by our students.