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Language: English Location: Maastricht [The Netherlands] 1 semester abroad Duration: 2 years
Start Date: September 4th 2017 Schedule: 2 days on-site per week
MASTER INTERCULTURAL MEDIA AND INNOVATION semester 1 base artistic research insights and signature
semester 2 abroad
theory masterclasses practice
cultural exploration empathy and transfer
orientation masterclasses ethnographic research
research network inspiration festivals
ideation and creation innovation
semester 3 & 4 studio
ideation [co-]create validate artisticity signature thinking about design
business modeling and pr
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The world of today is connected, interdisciplinary, intercultural and always in transition.
To stay ahead, compete, innovate or be able to make solid statements about this changing world,
one needs to observe the world, its inhabitants, and the cultures they create. By confronting oneself with significantly different cultures and its stories, visual languages, innovations and ways of thinking, one is able to find unexpected ways of thinking and creating.
Ambitious, challenging, and demanding are just three words that describe Maastricht Academy of
Media Design and Technology. The academy targeted this programme towards students who want to deepen their knowledge and skills, but also want to further develop their personal and critical
innovation and entrepreneurial competencies. You are interested in innovation, cultures and would like to gain experience in the development and implementation of innovative projects in an organisation
or team. You are a doer who is keen to accept the challenge of designing and implementing a product that works. Alternatively, the program allows the student to determine independently their study path offered by network relationships, internships, exchange with partner schools in Japan, Korea,
South Africa, Los Angeles and New York, depending on their own interests and entrepreneurial mindset through start-ups.
key competences 1. Artistic Research
4. Business Modeling
2. Cultural Understanding and Empathy
5. Self reflection and awareness
3. Ideation and Innovation
6. Individual: expert skills
The sixth competence will be developed during the semester abroad, for example: Anime Manga,
Illustration [Kobe, Kyoto], Immersive Technology [Seoul], Fashion and Photography [Cape Town], Film
and Media [L.A.] and Art, Management and Curatorship [NY]. For every student a pre-assessment will be done for all six of the competencies and an individual road map will be made. Further, a personal learning objective will be set and accommodated.
The Master of Intercultural Media and Innovation is aimed at both designers and other professionals. Specifically, it satisfies the hunger of students and professionals who want to learn how to think differently, find opportunities, create a change in their own environment or department or be a successful creator or entrepreneur by seeing opportunities inspired by cultural influences.
â€˘ Critical and committed students with a broad frame of references. â€˘ [Self] reflective students who want to deepen and widen their knowledge in visual arts and entrepreneurship, an openness and curiosity to show other disciplines and cultures throughout the world. â€˘ Creative talents with their own identity and authenticity that depict society in an inspiring way.
master Intercultural Media and Innovation
entry requirements and admission
To enter, applicants must have a Bachelor Degree in Arts, Communication, Journalism,
Business or Science. If you want to make sure if you meet the requirements, do contact us. For admission, in the first round a letter of motivation is required in which you explain your intellectual, artistic, professional or personal reasons for wanting to pursue a degree in
Master of Intercultural Media and Innovation. Your letter should include your portfolio, cv, linkedin profile link, etc. For the second round there will be an interview [via Skype].
methods and facilities
Our staff consists of professionals of the industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, coaches and
administration. The programme method is a mix of lectures, discussion groups, workshops,
masterclasses, research projects, field trips, meetups and reflection sessions. Additional online
learning is provided via Telepresence, mainly for skills training. Each student is assigned a mentor for the duration of the master and will meet experts from the field to coach on the different competencies. When abroad, contact will be held by video conferencing and per e-mail with your mentor. All partner institutes offer access to lab facilities and studios in their area of expertise, on and off campus.
about the partner institutions Six international academies have teamed up to make this programme possible. By partnering
up, we can offer students a unique experience and give entrance to inspiring cultures in the
world and a great network within the creative
industries. The partners provide students with
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
a range of opportunities to support them in
professional development and personal journey.
research and life-long learning,
their artistic research, conceptual thinking,
Artistic research focuses on inter-action between people, cultures, domains and disciplines and
explores the possibilities of old and new media, materials, artifacts, technologies, spaces and
Providing the link between education, Zuyd offers a wide range of
programmes in disciplines such
as Arts, Technology, Business and Health Care.
events. Our mutual network surpasses mere
It’s Faculty of Arts Maastricht
studios, companies, non-commercial partners
city of Maastricht in the
educational partners and includes top of the bill and social communities.
is located at the medieval
South of The Netherlands,
at the very heart of Europe. Researching different
cultures is so much easier when Paris, Berlin and London
are only a couple of hours away. Smaller European gems of culture such as Liège or Cologne you will reach in no more than an hour. The city of Maastricht is full of Joie de Vivre, and has a large student population. The way of life and
international setting makes it an ideal place for visiting, living, working and studying.
tuition fee and other costs
This fee includes access to the programme in Maastricht and one semester abroad, a
studio environment and digital learning materials. It does not include travel or housing
expenses. Students participating from any of the partners institutions, pay their tuition fee ‘at home’ to gain access to our programme
Note: check your institution if any vouchers or discounts apply for you.
master Intercultural Media and Innovation
Kobe Design University
California State University [Los Angeles]
Working with people and the future international minds, this
In the heart of Los Angeles, this comprehensive
the fields of architecture, fine art, design, fashion, photography,
professional programs designed to encourage
university cultivates artists who have a comprehensive mind in computer graphics, film, manga and animation. The founding philosophy of Kobe Design University is training people who contribute to our society. The university’s mission is to foster
individuals who are considerate and well-mannered, have basic practical knowledge and who can think flexibly and who can live an enjoyable and fulfilling life. english.kobe-du.ac.jp
university offers a broad range of liberal and
student excellence, achievement and well being.
The University is committed to providing students with a balanced and well-rounded educational
experience including co-curricular activities that contribute to personal enrichment, leadership development, and institutional pride. www.calstatela.edu
Seoul Institute of the Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology [New York]
To cope with an era that is growing more digital and
An internationally recognissed college of art,
connects and incorporates education in media arts. In addition,
technology connected to the fashion industry with
multimedia based, the Department of Media circulates,
it provides a paradigm in the name of new art education and creation of artistic conflict in each genre beyond previous art forms and work types by maximising synergy effects. So the
objective is to foster professional artists in the global era who are incorporated, connected and cooperative in the fields of
computer, communications, news media, film and publishing. www.seoularts.ac.kr/mbs/en
business, design, mass communication and
an urban campus located in Chelsea Manhattan. Encouraging students to cross traditional
boundaries of both geography and disciplines and
striving to develop innovative design and strategic business solutions that will upend the status quo, create personal and professional opportunity, and have a lasting and sustainable global impact. www.fitnyc.edu
Cape Peninsula University of Technology This internationally acclaimed institution is the heart of
technology, education and innovation in Africa and offers
a wide range of courses in the Applied Sciences, Business,
Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences. Each of the campuses in stunning locations across the Cape Peninsula,
boasts state-of-the-art learning facilities and our impressive
array of laboratories feature cutting-edge tools and technology. www.cput.ac.za
You are required to pay the statutory tuition fee for every academic year that you are
enrolled as a student. This statutory tuition fee is set every year by the Dutch government. Check the information about the current amounts and regulations: https://international.zuyd.nl/studying/admission/tuition-fees.
You may be entitled to student finance for this master programme.
Japan - Kobe Design University
Korea - Seoul Institute of the Arts
South Africa - Cape Peninsula University of Technology
California State University Los Angeles USA Fashion Institute of Technology New York
Netherlands - Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
staff and more info
The coordinator of the Master programme is Dirk Reynders.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Also, we’re always willing to schedule a meeting or Skype session.
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Faculty of Arts Maastricht
contact Zuyd University of Applied Sciences Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology Visiting address
Po Box 634
+31-43 - 346 65 00
6217 HB Maastricht
6200 AP Maastricht