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.