Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
campus Mutsaardstraat
Mutsaardstraat 31 - 2000 Antwerpen
T +32 3 213 71 00 - F +32 3 213 71 19
Study guide


Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    Choice package:
    • aan opleidingsonderdelen naar keuze
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice package:
    • Elective courses
In other study programme:
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts as Extra-Academy
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
This course unit cannot be followed within a
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Dockx Nico
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1 + Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2018 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Fail mark compensation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning objectives (text)

The student has demonstrated a critical awareness through pro-active participation and/or personal initiative in the sessions. He/she has developed an understanding of critical debate in a professional context and is capable of reporting (visually, verbally and in written) on his/her opinion. The student has demonstrated openness and willingness to take risks and push their (save) boundaries towards new grounds/insights.

Course content

Extra Academy is the spontaneous alliance of Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Sint-Lucas Antwerpen. It involves close collaboration with a network of guests and students. Extra Academy is a small-scale structural platform ‘in progress', offering different tools and trajectories as a supplement to - or disturbance of - academic models and reflexes. Its open program of lectures, performances, workshops, exhibitions and screenings is designed to trigger alternative questions about modes of knowledge production, of research and practice. It probes gaps and unexpected solutions, teasing out the point where ideas materialize, where they are confronted with their palpable consequences. It believes that theory is not an allegory of practice. Extra Academy listens, looks, asks and wonders. It collects and distributes conversations, it inquires about the educational turn in the arts and about the turn that will dislodge it, while providing time and space for a plasticity of ideas to manifest themselves.