Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Artistic Practice Graphic design 229702/3353/2425/1/05
Study guide

Artistic Practice Graphic design 2

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    • Graphic Design
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts
    • Graphic Design
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Rogiers Bas
Other teaching staff: Beck Janna
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

The student is individually supervised, assessed and evaluated in the studio.
This means that participation in the classes and involvement in the studio is essential. In the event of legitimate absence, bring an attestation of absence to the student secretariat as soon as possible. Illegitimate absenteeism may compromise your study progress.

Learning outcomes (list)

MA1 - The student has an artistic and autonomous attitude and continues to develop his/herown art practice.
De student has an artistic and autonomous attitude to develop his (own) artistic practice.
De student takes a critical position and motivates this with regard to relevant social, interdisciplinary, cultural, artistic and international developments.
De student has insight and beginner experience in the (inter)national work-field of his own discipline and the art world in a broad sense of the word.
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.
De student comprehends the essence of his personal artistic development and communicates and presents this in a lucid and thoughtful way to a critical audience.

Course content

The student acquires the skills for a professional life as an artist/designer by means of a programme offered by the teacher and/or by a programme developed, proposed and motivated by the student and approved by the teacher. A programme proposal by the student, if allowed by the teacher, has to be submitted before 15 October.

The program may contain following aspects:

Internationalisation: participation in workshop(s), internship, international exchange, lecture(s), visits to (international) exhibitions, study tours, fairs, etc.

Presentation/communication/portfolio: drawing up a portfolio, participation in exhibitions, participation in workshops, etc.

Internship/work field experience: in a museum, gallery or other art institution, performing arts institution, artist's or designer's studio, etc.

Professionalisation: acquiring knowledge about the different possible positions in the work field through contacts and possible collaborations, participation in fairs, workshops, etc.

Study material (text): Mandatory

See the arrangements stipulated in the program approved by the teacher.

Within the framework of this course unit, various graphic design instruments and production methods are used (digital and analogue). In particular, you will need a laptop with a good display, good processor units and sufficient random access memory and disk space to use current graphics software. The educational environment itself mainly uses Apple computers and can provide additional computing power for design processes that require it. You do not need to purchase a personal laptop prior to class: information about this purchase will be made available at the start of the academic year.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis180,00 hours
  • Remark: The student is supervised, assessed and evaluated in the studio both individually and in groups, this means that participation in the classes and involvement in the studio is required. Consultation, presentation, study visits, self-study and confrontation with the work of fellow students are part of the studio organisation.

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment100,00Student attendance is a requirement for this course unit. In the event of legitimate absence, bring an attestation of absence to the student administration as soon as possible.

Evaluation (text)

The student presents his work process in the context of Artistic Practice in one of the following forms: presentation, written report/reflection, or 2D/3D work result or a combination of the aforementioned.
The presentation form is recorded in the individual program approved by the teacher, which was submitted before 15 October. In the program, the teacher also describes the weights of the various aspects to be evaluated.

The dates for submitting the assignments / tutorials / final presentation will be notified to the student by e-mail in advance, depending on the type of activity to be evaluated.

The assessment at the end of semester 2 is based on an interim presentation with oral feedback during the academic year and a final evaluation at the end of semester 2.

During the final evaluation, both the process (20%) and the final presentation (80%) are evaluated.

General comments:
• Mandatory participation in the education and study activities.
• Assignments must be submitted or presented on specified dates.