Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Study guide


Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    Choice package:
    • opleidingsonderdelen te kiezen aan 12 studiepunten (voltijds)
    • opleidingsonderdelen te kiezen aan hoogstens 12 studiepunten (deeltijds)
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice package:
    • Elective courses for 12 credits (full time)
    • Elective courses for max 12 credits (parttime)
In other study programme:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts as INPUT/IMPACT
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Pas Johan
Other teaching staff: Devos Mariella
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

For students by students

You not only attend courses but also help to design them. You take an active role in the Student Council (School of Arts Student Council, SAS) or the student club (tbd) and, in doing so, make a personal commitment to your fellow students and the Academy. After all, art education develops in dialogue between students and teachers.

With INPUT/IMPACT you contribute to building a participatory, inclusive culture where every student may feel welcome and helps to shape attractive and relevant education in the Academy.

Learning outcomes (list)

MA2 - The student takes final responsibility when designing and/or realizing a personal artistic project.
You take full responsibility in a joint project.
You proactively consider a diversity of opinions and personalities in your cooperation.
You work planned and focused on an end result.
You take initiative, organise and coordinate consultation.
You contribute to debate and decision-making in an informed and solution-oriented way.
You reflect independently and critically about your own performance.
You demonstrate consistency, neutrality, and integrity in your behaviour.
MA3 - The student understands the essence of his/her personal artistic development and communicates in a clear and thoughtful way to colleagues and an external audience.
You communicate purposefully and transparently with different stakeholders.
You communicatie in a persuasive and enthusiastic way.
You are considerate of others and empathetic in your communication.
You formulate an argument or advice clearly and substantiated both in writing and speaking.

Course content

You actively participate in the structural consultation of the Student Council, representing the interests of your fellow students and contributing to ideas about current and relevant art education in a society and world in rapid change. You proactively keep track of needs and suggestions that live in the studio, and you inform students about decisions made and ongoing processes. With communication and consultation lines to the various studios, programmes and discussion forums in house, the Student Council is the official, democratically elected representative of the students of the Academy.

The Student Council covers the more formal, policy and education-oriented activities such as the development of an informative navigation platform with QR code for students, info desk Open House, reflection and input for a relevant and up-to-date Visual Arts programme.

The student club hosts all informal activities organised by the students such as parties, events, exhibitions, collaborations, the student publication Hapjes, WAV radio or Every Two Weeks.

You select several activities from the list below, for a total of 5 points, of which at least 2 points come from the participation section.

Participation activities (min. 2)

  • Attend the seasonal meeting of Student Council and Student Club.
  • Hold a management position in the Student Council (2)
  • Participate in the student consultations of the AP Student Policy Office (in Dutch) (1)
  • Participate in the Stuvo Council or SofA Council (in Dutch) (1)
  • Participate in the professionalisation programme offered by AP Student-Focused Services, in which you refine professional skills such as negotiation or leadership (2)
  • Propose and develop initiatives that contribute to relevant arts education and an inclusive campus (2)
  • Participate in thematic consultations in the Academy (1)

Student activities

  • Establish a student club for the Academy (2)
  • Hold a management position in the Student Club (2)
  • Coordinate a specific project of the Student Club (1)
  • Coordinate and implement a self-proposed project with the Student Club (tbd)
  • Act as Academy ambassador at SID-ins and Open House (1 or 2 for all days)
  • Act as Academy ambassador at What's next!!!, Art Book Fair, the Show (1)
  • Act as a buddy for new (international) students (tbd)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Collaborative learning90,00 hours
  • Description: - Attending Student Council and/or student club meetings
    - Performing the chosen tasks

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for both exam chances, not reproducible in re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic practical assessment100,00

Evaluation (text)

1. Mid-term reflection and discussion with the titular teacher based on own analysis and peer feedback.
2. Journal with brief description of your activities and a concluding self-assessment. You frame these with respect to the main ambition, in particular contributing to a participatory, inclusive culture & to shaping attractive and relevant art education. You also indicate how you relate to the learning objectives.