Arts & Interaction


English programme - Campus AKV|St.Joost Breda

The programme Arts & Interaction involves a broad exploration of the term ‘interaction’. You can research technological and digital forms of interaction as well as physical and analogous forms. This enables you to explore the fields of media and technical art and generative design, as well as the disciplines of performance art and participatory art. You can script and programme, or talk or explore physical interaction. 

You will encounter questions such as: 

  • How can you involve the audience to participate in your work? Why would you want this?
  • What are the consequences of this participation for your authorship?  
  • How much control are you willing to give up? 
  • How exactly do you direct this interactive process?
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What you will learn?

During the programme Arts & Interaction, you will learn how you as an artist can utilise interaction in your work and work processes. Based on theory and practice, you will explore why interaction is relevant in contemporary fine arts and design. During the theory lessons, you will look at the various manifestations of interaction in politics, art, design, the economy and a range of other areas. Alongside this, you will research the new forms of interaction being developed by contemporary artists and designers, as well as the art-historic precursors of this new trend. You will work intensively with students from other degree programme's and with companies, organisations or government institutions. You discover which roles suit you and you will learn how to give a professional pitch.

Arts & Interaction - exchange programme AKV|St.Joost
Arts & Interaction - exchange programme AKV|St.Joost
Arts & Interaction - exchange programme AKV|St.Joost

Programma structure

This programme is taught in English and very suitable for students students in Fine Art, Graphic and Spatial Design, Photography, Film, Illustration and Animation from abroad and the Netherlands. You can expect a 40-hour workload per week. Your study activities include classes, lectures, workhops, studio and research supervision, entrepreneurship, study groups, excursions, presentations, debates, contacts with external partners and individual and group assignments. All project works are supported with a theory programme that focuses on the new forms of interactions being developed by contemporary artists and designers.

In short:

  • Erasmus+ exchange programme
  • Language: English
  • 30 ECT
  • Duration: 20 weeks / 1 semester
  • Deadline application: May 1 (Erasmus), June 1 (non-Erasmus),
    June 30 for students studying at a Dutch institute (via KOM)
  • Start: August 2019
  • Location: AKV|St.Joost campus Breda

More exchange programmes at AKV|St.Joost


Are you a designer looking for ways to broaden your horizon by working together with differently trained creative spirits in the Arts & Interaction programme? You can participate in this exchange programme if your home institution has concluded an agreement with Avans University of Applied Sciences - please consult the list of partner institutions. Under this agreement you can be nominated to study with us. Please contact your home institution's exchange coordinator for details. 

Application procedure

If you have decided to pursue a study programme at AKV|St.Joost - Avans University of Applied Sciences, you will need to apply. There are various application procedures:  

After you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be requested to send us your portfolio with recent work, a motivation letter describing your fields of interest, pitfalls and talents and what you would like to explore in the programme. Also we need a proposal of Learning Agreement in which you specify how many ECTS credits you need to gain. Your portfolio and motivation will be reviewed to determine whether you will be offered admission. If you are accepted you will receive a letter of acceptation, after which you are invited to officially enrol yourself through Avans University of Applied Sciences.

Deadline for application
To apply for a place as an exchange student we ask you to enrol before May 1 (Erasmus) or June 1 (non-Erasmus). If you are a student currently enrolled at a another Dutch HBO/WO Institute, you can apply before July 1 via Kies-op-Maat


For more information about the programme, please contact the AKV|St.Joost Exchange Programmes team