SubjectDesign, Arts


Type of DegreeBA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 6,816

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Programme introduction

Are you a creative, curious person? Do you like to experiment with images, video and animation? Do you enjoy playing with the spatial effects of light, images and objects? In that case, a future as a designer is a viable option.

Designers contribute significantly to the creative industry, one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the Netherlands. We educate talented, ambitious students who wish to become experimental designers with a critical attitude, who are not afraid to take on wayward and socially relevant topics. You will get learn about all facets of this profession. Graduating successfully means you are well prepared for a future as a professional designer.

Course structure

We encourage an international focus: many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor's programme is taught fully in English. This means that English is the language we use during classes. Instruction and coaching in Dutch are possible in individual cases. It is important to get used to an international setting right from the start. This way you will also feel at home abroad and you will learn to get by as a designer all over the world.

During this Bachelor, you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. Only by trial and error, you will be able to master the designer's craft. By carrying out experiments and starting afresh you will create your own style, your signature. You will learn how to develop and protect your authenticity as a designer. You will often work with your fellow students in order to learn to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Careers opportunities

In your fourth year, you will carry out a joint, final exam assignment and your own independent exam project. This is how you will present yourself as a professional designer, ready to start your career setting up your own studio or finding a job, for instance, at a design agency, marketing agency, gaming company or theatre.

Continuing your studies after your Bachelor's programme

Another possibility is to continue with a Master's programme, like Sensor System Engineering. The Master's programme concentrates on finding relevant information and services in real-time data, moving from a proof of concept to a prototype. See for more detailed information.

How to Apply

British applicants must have at least three A-levels.

The video below shows you every step you need to take to apply for a programme at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Alternatively, for more information, please email

For more information on the programme, admission and application, Groningen or the Netherlands, please visit the University's website.

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